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Mentone is a town in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2009 census the population was 486. Mentone has the highest elevation of any incorporated town in Alabama, narrowly over Hytop.HistoryThe community was named after Menton, in France. A number of private summer camps are located near Mentone.In April 2003, it was the town nearest the epicenter of a magnitude 4.6 earthquake. The surprise quake alarmed residents in the dark hours of the morning and was felt across several states, but caused no injuries and only minor damage even in the town. Mentone is in the ridge and valley region of the far southwestern Appalachian Mountains, an area that generally goes several decades between significant earthquakes, and has never had a major one in recorded history.GeographyMentone is located at .According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7sqmi, of which, 4.7sqmi of it is land and 0.21% is water.The elevation is 1708ft or 521 meters above mean sea level.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 451 people, 201 households, and 127 families residing in the town. The population density was 95.8 people per square mile (37.0/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 74.3 per square mile (28.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 95.34% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, and 2.88% from two or more races. 0.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
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