Albertville Alabama

Albertville Alabama

Location of Albertville in Marshall County, Alabama. DemocraticLuntz Creative Commons

Albertville is a city in Marshall County. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 21,160 and it is the largest city in Marshall County.

Albertville, nicknamed “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World,” was first settled around 1850. On January 13, 1860, the first post office was established. On February 18, 1891, Albertville was officially incorporated as a city of Alabama.

The area which today includes Albertville was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians until their removal to Oklahoma in the 1830s. It was, however, near the territory of the Creek nation, and several major trails which afforded communication (or military action) between the two nations crossed the area. It is believed to have been crossed by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540.

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During the American Civil War, the area around Albertville was the scene of several mid-level clashes between Union and Confederate forces.

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