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Semmes Alabama: the place we call home

Semmes Alabama: the place we call home

Semmes Alabama

Semmes is a city in western Mobile County, Alabama, in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. Formerly an unincorporated community, voters in Semmes approved incorporation of a part of the community as the city of Semmes on August 17, 2010. The town was officially declared incorporated on May 2, 2011.

The city covers 2,100 acres. The current Mayor is David Baker.

Semmes Alabama Demographics

The population of Semmes, Alabama is:

  •  78.2% White
  • 10.2% Hispanic or Latino, and
  • 6.28% two or more races.

8.65% of the people in Semmes, Alabama speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

Semmes Alabama Population

The statutory census indicated that the town has a population of 2,897 people. Growth is estimated at 17% per year and some estimates of the current population (2018) is in excess of 3,583. Between 2014and 2015 the population of Semmes, AL grew from 3,059 to 3,583, a 17.1% increase and its median household income grew from $34,399 to $46,596, a 35.5% increase.

Semmes Alabama Time Zone

Time Zone
Abbreviations
Central Standard Time – is abbreviated as CST
Central Daylight Time – is abbreviated as CDT
UTC – GMT
Offset
Semmes, Alabama is GMT/UTC – 6h during Standard Time
Semmes, Alabama is GMT/UTC – 5h during Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving
Time Usage
Semmes, Alabama does utilize Daylight Saving Time.
Daylight Saving
Start Date
Semmes, Alabama starts Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday March 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM local time.

Daylight Saving
End Date

Semmes, Alabama ends Daylight Saving Time on
Sunday November 4, 2018 at 2:00 AM local time.

Semmes Alabama Directions

Semmes is located at 30.778N, -88.259W. Elevation is 256 feet. The Semmes area is bounded to the North by the Citronelle, Alabama area, bounded to the East by the cities of Saraland, Alabama and Prichard, Alabama, bounded to the South by the city of Mobile, Alabama and finally bounded to the West by Big Creek Lake

Semmes Alabama History

The community was named for Admiral Raphael Semmes (1809–1877), an officer in the United States Navy from 1826 to 1860 and the Confederate States Navy from 1860 to 1865.

Semmes Alabama Weather

Semmes is on the central Gulf Coast and has a subtropical climate, which consists of warm, wet winters and very hot, very humid summers. Semmes is also vulnerable to hurricanes, which the area frequently experiences.

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Semmes Community Center

Semmes Alabama Events

Semmes Senior Center

Semmes Senior Center

Semmes Senior Center

Semmes Senior Center 9635 Moffett Rd Semmes, Alabama 36575 (251) 649-2010

The Blackwell-Batson Estate, a 4,000 square foot home on four wooded acres is the home of the Semmes Senior Center. Located at 9635 Moffett Road, the Senior Center opened in 2013 and accommodates the recreational needs of the senior citizens of Semmes.  Seniors, ages 62 and above are encouraged to enjoy the amenities to include an exercise room, a billiards room, a computer room, and a multi-purpose room for arts, crafts, and games.

Semmes Azalea Festival

This annual and popular festival is held each March at the campus of Mary G. Montgomery High School and is sponsored by the Semmes Chamber of Commerce. This event is attended by people from all over Mobile County and surrounding counties. This family friendly event features activities of interest for people of all ages. Festival activities and entertainment include the following

  • 5k Run-Sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama
  • Annual “Cruz in Car Show”
  • Azalea Festival Beauty Pageant
  • Dance Shows, Choir, and Jazz/Rock Bands
  • Children’s play area with carnival style rides and games.
  • Plant Sale- Sponsored by the MGM Football Booster/Horticulture Club. Beautiful azaleas and other shrubs on display for sale.
  • Arts and Craft Vendors
  • Food Vendors- Ice cream, barbeque, funnel cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, and much more.

Semmes Alabama Christmas Parade

The annual Christmas parade hosted by the City of Semmes rolls through the streets of Semmes with floats sponsored from local businesses, churches, and community organizations.  Marching bands, antique cars, riders on horseback and dance troupes accompany the floats. The parade is led by a new Grand Marshall each year and of course Santa also pays a visit atop a float. The throws for the kids include beads, candy, toys, and stuffed animals. Join your neighbors  on the streets of Semmes for this fun filled seasonal event. The parade route will be advertised in advance.

 

Semmes Alabama DMV


Semmes Alabama Tag Office
 Mobile County License Commission issues driver licenses and vehicle registration for Mobile County. The closest satellite branch to the Semmes area is located at:
 

Address: 4557 St. Stephens Rd
Eight Mile, AL. 36613

Phone(251) 574-8551

Semmes Alabama EMS
Semmes Alabama Fire Department
Semmes Alabama Police Department

Semmes Sheriff

Semmes Splash Pad

Semmes Alabama Business

Semmes Alabama Business License

Licenses are due by Jan 2 each year
Fees vary based on business type (fee schedule sent)

Licenses can be obtained online at www.revds.com

Additional information is available at the the City Of Semmes website.

Semmes Alabama Business Permit

It is suggested that every business obtain a license through RDS, however a license may be purchased at City Hall Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Cash and checks accepted. No credit or debit cards. City of Semmes business licenses are also required for home based businesses operated within the city limits.

Additional information is available at the the City Of Semmes website.

Semmes Alabama Sales Tax

(Effective October 7th, 2014)

  • General Sales/Use Tax – 3%
  • Automotive Sales Tax – 1.0%
  • Rental Tax – 2.5%
  • Lodging Tax – 1.0%
Sales Tax in 1.5 mile Police Jurisdiction is 1/2 of the City Tax Rate.

If you are not sure that your business is located within the City of Semmes or the Police Jurisdiction, call City Hall at 251-649-8811 and give them your address.

Semmes Alabama Schools

 

Semmes Alabama School District

Semmes Alabama is a part of the Mobile County Public Schools system, with a total enrollment of over 65,000 students.

Allentown Elementary

This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.

Lowest grade taught: Kindergarten – Highest grade taught: 5th Grade

10330 Howells Ferry Rd
Semmes, Alabama 36575
Phone (251) 221-1000
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Semmes Middle School

Semmes Middle School Bulldogs

Semmes Middle School Bulldogs

This school is rated below average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform about average on state tests, are making below average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has below average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. 1

 

1 Great! Schools

Address: 4566 Ed George Rd, Semmes, AL 36575
Phone: (251) 221-2344
District: Mobile County Public School System
Highest grade: Eighth grade
Lowest grade: Sixth grade

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Semmes Alabama Elementary School

Semmes-Elementary School

Semmes-Elementary School Eagles

This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, are making above average year-over-year academic improvement, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.2

2 Great! Schools

Address: 10100 Blackwell Nursery Rd, Semmes, AL 36575
Phone: (251) 221-1630
District: Mobile County Public School System
Highest grade: Fifth grade
Lowest grade: Pre-kindergarten
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Semmes Alabama High School

Mary G. Montgomery High School
Mary G Montgomery Vikings

Mary G Montgomery Vikings

MGM is named after Mary Gillen Montgomery. She was a student, teacher, and administrator in the Mobile County Public School System for 51 years. She was associated with MGM for 39 years.

Founded in 1965, the school is part of the Mobile County Public School System, and is one of the largest of the county’s 18 public high schools. Due to its long official name, the school is affectionately known as “MGM,” “Mary G,” “Mary Montgomery,” or “Montgomery High.” 

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Semmes Alabama Higher education

Semmes is within 30 minutes driving distance to four universities:

Semmes Hospitals and Medical Centers

PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MOBILE, AL)
FMC WEST MOBILE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; MOBILE, AL)
COGBURN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION – WEST INC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MOBILE, AL)g
PROVIDENCE HOSPICE OF SETON HH SVCS (Hospital, about 11 miles away; MOBILE, AL)
MOBILE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MOBILE, AL)
SPRINGHILL MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOBILE, AL)
MERCY HOSPICE MOBILE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MOBILE, AL)

USA MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 14 miles away)

CHILDREN’S & WOMEN’S  (Hospital, about 14 miles away)

Semmes Alabama Library

Semmes Alabama Newspaper

Semmes Alabama Real Estate

The median property value in Semmes, AL is $146,400, and the homeownership rate is 65.2%.

Semmes Alabama Utilities

Semmes Alabama Zip Code

Semmes Alabama Map

Semmes Alabama Parks

Admiral Disc Golf

Semmes Alabama Baseball Park

Semmes Alabama Honor Park
Semmes Alabama Soccer

Semmes Alabama T Ball

Semmes Alabama Youth Baseball

Semmes Heritage Park

3871 Wulff Rd E
Semmes, Alabama
@semmesheritagepark
Call (251) 645-9176

Semmes Heritage Park is the home of the original 1902 one-room school building which is listed on the Alabama Register of Historical Landmarks.

Semmes School is the oldest continuous-in-use school in the State of Alabama and is listed on the Alabama Historical Landmarks.
In 1994, a group of volunteers, former students, teachers and community citizens formed “Alumni & Friends of Semmes School, Inc.” to preserve the 1902 one-room Semmes School and return it to its original location. The Mobile County School Board had planned to tear down the school when concerned citizens formed a group to save the school. The School Board gave a 99-year lease to the group and moved the school back to its original site. The school was restored to its 1902 status in 1998 by volunteers and donations, and continues to operate with volunteers as a hands-on 1900s school. Alumni & Friends of Semmes School is a volunteer organization whose goal is that Semmes 1902 School will continue to be used as a living history classroom. Malone Chapel is a replica of Mt. Pleasant Church that was located on this exact spot. The chapel is rented for weddings and special events with the funds going towards operational expenses.

 

Semmes Alabama News

Semmes is served by two print newspapers:

The Call News
Mobile Press Register

and one online news source:

TalkofSemmes.com

Semmes Alabama Apartments

 

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