Alabama’s Famous, Legendary & Notorious Index

Explore Alabama – Alabama’s Famous, Legendary & Notorious: Hank Aaron, Nat King Cole, Captain Samuel Dale, Helen Keller, Coretta Scott King, Harper Lee, Joe Louis, Willie Mays, Jim Nabors, Jesse Owens, Satchel Paige, Rosa Parks, Wilson Pickett, Lionel Richie, Arthur Sizemore, Toni Tennille, William Weatherford, Hank Williams, Sr., Osceola

Battleship Memorial Park

USS Alabama | Mobile AL | Mobile County Alabama

Battleship Memorial Park   Battleship Memorial Park is a military history park and museum located on the western shore of Mobile Bay in Mobile, Alabama. It has a collection of notable aircraft and museum ships including the South Dakota-class battleship USS Alabama and Gato-class submarine USS Drum. The USS Alabama and USS Drum are both National Historic Landmarks; the park as a whole was listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage prior to that time, […]

Gilbertown Alabama

Gilbertown Alabama Gilbertown is a town in Choctaw County. At the 2010 census, the population was 215. Gilbertown Alabama Events Local events include the Choctaw County Heritage Festival, which takes place Held the first weekend in May, this festival starts with a community gospel sing on Wednesday evening, street dance with local talent on Thursday, […]

Jasper Alabama

Jasper Alabama has been home to many famous families such as the Bankheads which include United States Congressmen, United States Senators, and a Speaker of the House of Representatives during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt. This family along with Carl Elliott of Jasper, whose home here has been turned into a historical museum, Tom Bevill of Jasper & Carter Manasco of Townley make up more than a century (110 years 1887 – 1997) of continuous service by Walker Countians in the United States Congress.

Monroeville Alabama

Historic buildings in Downtown Monroeville Alabama

Monroeville is known as the hometown of two prominent writers of the post-World War II period, Truman Capote and Harper Lee, who were childhood friends in the 1930s. Lee’s 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, earned her the Pulitzer Prize. The lasting fame of To Kill a Mockingbird became a tourist draw for the town. In 1997, the Alabama Legislature designated Monroeville and Monroe County as the “Literary Capital of Alabama.”

Chatom Alabama

Chatom Alabama Chatom is a town in Washington County, Alabama. It incorporated in 1949. Chatom is the county seat of Washington County. Chatom Alabama History The town’s population was 1,288 as of the 2010 United States Census, up from 1,193 in 2000. The area that is now Chatom was first settled around 1902; a post […]

Hanceville Alabama

City of Hanceville Alabama

With attractions and jobs within an easy driving distance, Hanceville is a great place to live and raise a family. Wallace State Community College offers a top-notch location to start your higher education journey, and our schools, Hanceville High, Hanceville Middle, and Hanceville Elementary are a great asset to our growing community.

Bullock County Alabama

Bullock County Alabama Map

Bullock County, established in 1866, the county took its name from Colonel E. C. Bullock, of Eufaula. It is located in a region which enables it to command all the conditions favorable to prosperity.Its area comprises 660 square miles.

CALHOUN COUNTY ALABAMA

Calhoun County Alabama Map

Calhoun County is a county in the east central part of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,572. Its county seat is Anniston. Calhoun County is home to two major military installations, the now-decommissioned Fort McClellan and Anniston Army Depot.

CHILTON COUNTY ALABAMA

Chilton County Alabama Map

Expore Alabama: Chilton County Alabama: Chilton County is known for its peaches and its unique landscape. It is home to swamps, prairies and mountains due to the foothills of the Appalachians which end in the county, the Coosa River basin, and its proximity to the Black Belt Prairie that was long a center of cotton production.

Gold in Coosa County Alabama

Gold in Coosa County Alabama A belt of light green colored, highly pyritiferous, altered eruptive rock occurs paralleling the “Talladega” slate proper of the Talladega Mountains, on the south-eastern edge; and apparently maintaining its continuity along the line of strike, from the Coosa River, near the mouth of Weogufka Creek, towards the north-east into Cleburne […]

DEKALB COUNTY ALABAMA

DeKalb County Alabama Map

DeKalb County was once a part of the territory occupied by the Cherokee Indian nation. The coming of white men to the county occurred during the American Revolution when a British agent, Alexander Campbell, was sent here for the purpose of arousing the Cherokees against the southern colonies. In 1777, Campbell made his headquarters at Wills Town, a Cherokee Indian village located on Big Wills Creek near the present community of Lebanon. Campbell was successful in arousing a number of the Cherokees by promising them clothing and conquered territory in exchange for the scalps of white settlers.

Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their […]

Confederate Lt. General Richard Taylor Surrenders In Citronelle Alabama

Confederate Lt. General Richard Taylor Surrenders In Citronelle Alabama May 4, 1865 Citronelle, Alabama At the wars end Confederate Lt. Gen. Richard Taylor held command of the administrative entity called the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, with some 12,000 troops. Mobile, Alabama had fallen to Union forces in April of 1865 and Taylor […]