Choccolocco is the Anglicization of the Creek words, choko rakko, which mean “house big.” By the 1700s, the term referred to the Creek ceremonial square, which was bounded by wooden bleachers with awnings.Continue reading
The goal I have for each city is to tell you things about the city that you will not find listed among the hundreds of internet pages of city facts and figures. I try to use a writing style that “shows” more than it “tells.” In some ways, the style is like a travel diary or travelogue.Continue reading
Abbeville gets its name from the Creek Indian expression “Yatta Atta” which means “reflections of Dogwood trees on the creek” or “grove of Dogwood.” Each year Abbeville celebrates the beginning of spring and the blooming of Dogwoods with the Yatta Abba Festival filled with entertainment, food, art, and children’s activities.Continue reading
Altoona Alabama is a town in Etowah County with a small portion in Blount County.Continue reading
The establishment and growth of Fort McClellan and the Anniston Army Depot during the First and the Second World Wars boosted Anniston’s social life and economic status, luring in thousands of new residents.Continue reading
Baileyton Alabama Baileyton Alabama was settled by Robert Bailey, a farmer from Georgia in 1870 and incorporated in 1973. The postContinue reading
Bessemer Alabama Founded in 1887, Bessemer is located in southwestern Jefferson County, ouside of Birmingham, eight miles west of Hoover.Continue reading
Butler is a town in and the county seat of Choctaw County, AlabamaContinue reading
Colony Alabama Colony Alabama was originally settled after the Civil War during the Reconstruction and emancipation, or freedom of slaves.Continue reading
Columbiana Alabama is a city in Shelby County, twenty-five miles east of Birmingham. Columbiana is the county seat of Shelby County.Continue reading
Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.Continue reading
Dothan Alabama “The Peanut Capital of the World“ Dothan Alabama, in the southeast corner of the state, is a hubContinue reading
Double Springs Alabama Double Springs is a town in Winston County, Alabama. The city is the county seat of WinstonContinue reading
Fairview Alabama is a town located in Cullman County AlabamaContinue reading
HISTORY OF EUFAULA, ALABAMA, THE BLUFF CITY OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE By J. A. B. Besson-1875 Atlanta, Georgia; Franklin Steam PrintingContinue reading
Gilbertown Alabama Gilbertown is a town in Choctaw County. At the 2010 census, the population was 215. Gilbertown Alabama EventsContinue reading
Garden City Alabama The town of Garden City is located in Cullman and Blount counties, majority of the town isContinue reading
The City of Geneva, is the county seat of Geneva County located in southeast Alabama. Geneva is the largest city in the county with a population of 4,452.
The City of Geneva has a rich history as a river town. The junction where the Choctawhatchee and Talakahatchee (Pea) Rivers meet actually forms one of the city limit borders of Geneva.
The town of Geneva was founded by Henry A. Yonge in the early 1820s as an Indian trading post at the junction of these two rivers. Early navigation of the river was by log barges. Before long steamboats were regularly plying the river and were being built in Geneva.
Guntersville Alabama WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE… …it’s what defines Guntersville, and makes it a special place to live, work and play.Continue reading
The city’s name, however, can be traced to a group of Shawnee warriors who came south from Ohio in 1748 and established the town of Chalakagay. Over time, the name evolved to Souillacouga and then to Syllacoga by 1838. It became Sylacauga in 1887.Continue reading
Vestavia Hills Alabama Vestavia Hills is named for the 20-acre (8.1 ha) estate of former Birmingham mayor George B. Ward.Continue reading