Alabama History, Geography, Population, State Facts

Alabama Heart of Dixie

Purchase the Great Seal of the State of Alabama

Designed in 1817;

Adopted in 1819; Revised in 1868; Original Restored in 1939.

The legislature and Governor Frank M. Dixon restored William Wyatt Bibb, Governor of the b new Alabama territory original design of 1817 in 1939, and it has remained unchanged since.

** - The Great Seal is provided here for educational purposes only. State law restricts reproduction of the Great Seal for other purposes.

Spanish explorers are believed to have arrived at Mobile Bay in 1519, and the territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto. The first permanent European settlement in Alabama was founded by the French at Fort Louis de la Mobile in 1702. The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris but had to cede almost all the Alabama region to the U.S. and Spain after the American Revolution. The Confederacy was founded at Montgomery in Feb. 1861, and, for a time, the city was the Confederate capital.

Montgomery Alabama Capitol

Alabama Capital City: Montgomery

Alabama Capitol Tour

Alabama: Official State of Alabama Web site

Alabama Ringtones - Download Complimentary Alabama ringtones Instantly.

Admission to Statehood: Click for Date & List

Airports: Airports MapAirport Links

Amtrak: Amtrak South

Area: Area of Alabama 52,423 sq.mi, 30th   Land 50,750 sq. mi., 28th   Water 1673 sq.mi., 23rd Coastline 53 mi., 17th   Shoreline 607 mi., 19th

Area Codes: Alabama

Biographies: Famous People from Alabama

Bird:  Yellowhammer

Border States: Regional List  •  Florida  • Georgia  •  Mississippi  •  Tennessee

Chambers of Commerce: Alabama

Climate: Alabama

Community Pages:  Alabama Cities,Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 22nd State

County Profile: County Map   Alabama 67 Counties

Current Events: Alabama News Headlines

Courts: Judicial System

Department of: Education •  Certification •  Alabama College System
System of academic college education, technical education, customized business and industry training, workforce development and adult education for all Alabamians.
Alabama State University

Driving: DPS

Economy:  Agriculture: Poultry and eggs, cattle, nursery stock, peanuts, cotton, vegetables, milk, soybeans.
Industry: Paper, lumber and wood products, mining, rubber and plastic products, transportation equipment, apparel.

Facts & Trivia: USA States List

Flag: Alabama (AL)

Flower: Camellia

Cyndi's List •  Historical Societies

Geographic Center: Chilton, 12 miles southwest of Clanton

Geology Maps: Alabama

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Cheaha Mountain; 2,407 feet, 35th • The Creek Indians named it Cheaha meaning "high place" -- an appropriate name, as Cheaha Mountain in Lineville, Alabama is the highest point in Alabama, at 2,407 feet above sea level. Visitors can overlook the vally from the park's restaurant.

Highways: Alabama Highways

History: History Timeline   Historical •  Civil War •  Alabama Heritage  •  Alabama Department of Archives and History

Hotels, Motels & Inns:

Kids Corner: State of Alabama Kids Site

Library: Alabama 

License Plates: Alabama

Lottery: None

Lowest Point: Gulf of Mexico; Sea level, 3rd

Major Rivers: - Tombigbee River, Alabama River, Tennessee River, Chattahoochee River


Major Lakes: -Guntersville Lake, Wilson Lake, Martin Lake, West Point Lake, Lewis Smith Lake

Media: Radio   TV

Motto: Audemus jura nostra defendere We Dare Defend Our Rights

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Alabama Means "tribal town" in the Creek Indian language

National Forest: Alabama

Native Americans: Tribes and Villages of Alabama

Alabama Photos
Fayette County Clourthouse, Alabama Old Mill in Mountain Brook Alabama Birmingham Alabama Skyline
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Quick facts   4,447,100; 23rd, 12/00

Representatives: Alabama House: Members Alabama Senate: Members  US House:   110th Congress US Senate:   110th Congress

Real Estate: Every Alabama City, Town & Community

Road Side America: Alabama

School Directory: Alabama

Soil: Alabama - Bama

Song: Alabama   USA State Song List

Sports: Alabama Teams

State Parks: Alabama

State Quarters: Alabama

Symbols: Alabama Emblems, Symbols & Honors State

Tourism: Office

Travel: Alabama Travel

Tree: Southern Longleaf Pine

USPS Abbreviations: Official:

Veteran Affairs: Alabama VA  

Visitor Guides
Alabama Wonder Full
Official visitors and vacation guide by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel.

Weather: Montgomery, Maxwell AFB

White Pages: Over 90 million people listings, businesses, emails, & reverse telephone listings.

Yellow Pages: Yellow

Zip Codes: Alabama

Zoo: Birmingham Zoo

Great Books About Alabama

Alabama Off Beaten Path. Tired of the same old tourist traps? Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, let Alabama Off the Beaten Path show you the Alabama you never knew existed. Go spelunking and discover stalagmitic formations at Cathedral Caverns. Take a walk through history at Fort Morgan then hop the Mobile Bay Ferry for Fort Gaines

Alabama: History pf a Deep South State. Once the home of aboriginal inhabitants, Alabama was claimed and occupied by European nations, later to become a permanent part of the United States. A cotton and slave state for more than half of the 19th century, Alabama declared its independence and joined another nation

Alabama Off Shore Fishing. You can catch hard-fighting, delicious-eating fish on the Alabama Gulf Coast year-round. All you need to know is where to fish, how to fish, what baits, lures and fishing tackle to use, and what time of year you’re most likely to catch the fish of your dreams.

Alabama What to Wear. True, it was a nice shirt, a gift from a friend, and still brand new. But even Will said, "I saw that and knew immediately if I wore that... it would be inviting trouble all day. But I hated that my friend - a white man - had bought it new for me at the Union's Convention... and that it was going unworn."

Dead Towns of Alabama. An easy-to-use reference work documents the many long-vanished towns, forts, settlements, and former state capitals that were once thriving communities of Alabama.