Red Bay, Alabama
Red Bay Alabama is located in western Franklin County in the northwest corner of the state, approximately one mile from the Alabama-Mississippi state line. The western border of the city is the Mississippi state line. It is situated on the Tennessee Valley divide, with the northern half of the city draining north to Bear Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River, and the southern half draining south to Gum Creek, a tributary of the Tombigbee River.
Red Bay was first known as Vinson’s Crossroads. The most likely origin of the town’s name was its location amid what was at the time a large stand of redbay trees.
One of the city’s most well known and admired features are the Red Bay oak trees. The trees, planted by the Red Bay Garden Club in the 1930s, cast a canopy over Main Street.
Alabama State Route 24 is a four-lane highway that passes south of the city center, leading east 25 miles to Russellville and west 2 miles to the Mississippi line. Tremont, Mississippi, is 18 miles to the southwest.
The first post office was opened in 1887, quickly closed, then reopened in 1890. The town was initially located on Gum Creek but at some point early in its history was moved one and a half miles southwest to its current location.
Red Bay Alabama Demographics
As of the census of 1990 the racial makeup of the city was 95.06% White, 3.25% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.62% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Red Bay Alabama Zipcode
Red Bay Alabama News
Red Bay Alabama City Hall
203 4th Ave SE
Red Bay, AL 35582
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Red Bay Alabama Population:
3,158 at 2010 census