The town dates from the early 20th century and is one of the southernmost communities in the state, lying almost on the Alabama border. One of Franklin County's two high schools is there.
There were 364 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.4% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $38,125. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $21,905 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,676. About 10.8% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 20.3% of those age 65 or over.