Russellville Alabama

Russellville Alabama

Location of Russellville in Franklin County, Alabama.
Location of Russellville in Franklin County, Alabama.

Russellville Alabama is the county seat of Franklin County.

Russellville Alabama History

After the War of 1812, the U.S. government appropriated money to improve a route from Nashville to New Orleans. It was named Jackson’s Military Road after Andrew Jackson, and it passed through what became Russellville. (Present-day Jackson Avenue and Jackson Highway, U.S. Route 43, follow portions of the original road.)

Russellville Miners

The Russellville Miners were a Minor League Baseball team that represented Russellville, Alabama in the Alabama-Tennessee League in 1921.

Russellville Alabama Events

Russellville Alabama Watermelon Festival

The annual “Watermelon Festival” is held each August in downtown Russellville, in which a carnival type event is held by the chamber of commerce to try to ignite interest in Franklin county and surrounding areas. Events within the festival include performances by popular local bands as well as a car and truck show.

Russellville Alabama Hotels

Russellville Alabama Restaurants


Russellville Alabama Hospital

Russellville Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility serving northwest Alabama. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Among its many services, the hospital provides a 24-hour Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit/ Cardiac Care Unit, Respiratory Therapy, Inpatient and Outpatient Diagnostic and Treatment Services, Rehabilitation Services, Cardiac Catheterization, Ambulatory Surgery, Laboratory and Home Health.

Additional information is available at the Russellville Hospital website.

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