Nanna Hubba Bluff

The Nanna Hubba Bluff is a historic area in Mobile County, Alabama. The bluff is located near Calvert, overlooking the Tombigbee River.

The Nanna Hubba Bluff traces its history back to the 1000 BC. However, it became most notable for its association with the Native American tribe known as the Nanibas. They were said to be a Choctaw people, with their name meaning ?fish-eaters?. The site got its name after the tribe who occupied the site during the historic era. They had a village established here during the early 18th century, until they moved to an area near the Fort Louis de la Mobile.

Civil War Photo

Battle of Athens

Confederate cavalry, numbering about 600 men, attacked Athens, held by about 100 Union troops, around 4:00 am on the morning of January 26, 1864.

After a two-hour battle, the Confederates retreated. Union forces, although greatly outnumbered and without fortifications, repulsed the attackers.