50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Alabama State to Know Story

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Introduction

50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Alabama State to Know Story

Not many people know a lot of interesting and fun facts about Alabama state. However...

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Alabama Fun Facts

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Alabama had the first electric streetcar system

To start this list of fun Alabama facts, did you know that Alabama had the...

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The southern longleaf pine is the state tree

Not every state has an official tree as one of its symbols. However, Alabama does...

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It's a popular state in which to attend civil aviation school

You can get your pilot's license in any US state. Some states even have over...

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The state's official motto is "audemus jura nostra defendere"

The people who call Alabama home love their state. Part of that love comes from...

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The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center is in Alabama

When you think about NASA, you probably think about the agency's bases in Florida and...

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"Sweet Home Alabama" became an unofficial state anthem

You've likely heard the song "Sweet Home Alabama" at some point in your life. Though...

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Mardi Gras in Mobile is the oldest celebration of Carnival in the US

Even if you know a few facts about Alabama history, you probably didn't know that...

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The Apollo 11 rocket was made in Alabama

In 1969, the first person set foot on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission is...

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Alabama means "tribal town"

Alabama gets its name from some of the Native Americans who once populated the state...

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Alabama is very biodiverse

Alabama has a warm, humid climate all year. Though that means animals that prefer cold...

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Interesting Facts About Alabama

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Helen Keller was born in Alabama

Helen Keller was an important female figure in American history. While initially born healthy in...

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Harper Lee lived in Alabama her whole life

Nearly every student in the USA has to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" at some...

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The red hills salamander is the state amphibian

One of the most interesting facts about the state of Alabama is that it has...

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The US Space & Rocket Center is in Alabama

Since Huntsville is the place where the Apollo 11 rocket was built, it was the...

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There were 40 Native American tribes in Alabama

Like every US state, Alabama was populated by Native American tribes before settlers from Europe...

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African Americans conducted a bus boycott

One of the most notable non-violent civil rights protests in North American History happened in...

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Rankin Fite is a famous Alabama politician

People who are passionate about government and civic history may recognize the name Rankin Fite...

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Alabama struggled financially in the 20th century

Today Alabama is known for its contributions in many fields. However, during the 20th century...

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Alabama has a lot of underground caves

A list of state facts about Alabama wouldn't be complete without mentioning the state's underground...

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F. Scott Fitzgerald lived in Montgomery

F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, lived in many places around the world. They...

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Weird Facts About Alabama

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The University of Alabama's college sports are called "Alabama Crimson Tide"

Every state has pride in its state's college sports teams. However, Alabama takes that pride...

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Alabama has the longest state constitution

Every state must follow the federal United States Constitution above all other laws. However, this...

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The largest cast iron statue in the world is in Birmingham

If you look up Birmingham, Alabama, one of the first things you'll find is the...

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Alabama has a water mail route

An interesting piece of information about the state of Alabama is that it is one...

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There are a lot of snails in Alabama

Snails love humid weather. Their bodies aren't suitable for cold conditions, and dry climates make...

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Funny Facts About Alabama

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Alabama has the world's largest office chair

To gain attention, the Miller's Office Supply retailer in Anniston decided to build something big...

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Bear wrestling was legal in Alabama until 2015

One of Alabama's lesser-known historic pastimes was bear wrestling. For years, brave men would try...

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Alabama has 1500 miles of inland waterways

Alabama has some of the most extensive waterways in the US. There are 1500 miles...

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The world's fastest home-building happened here

How long would you expect to need to build a house? Weeks? Days? Months maybe...

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You can't play dominoes on Sunday

Funny facts of Alabama obviously have to cover some of the silly laws that have...

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Cool Facts About Alabama

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George Washington Carver founded a school there

George Washington Carver was an important figure in botanical and agricultural science. He helped develop...

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Alabama is rich in natural resources

Alabama's climate and location make it one of the locations in the US which is...

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Conecuh Ridge Whiskey is the state beverage

Alabama-style whiskey is known all over the country. A fact that's a little less known...

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An Alabama woman invented windshield wipers

On a rainy day, you've probably been grateful for the windshield wipers on your car...

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It's on the Gulf Coast

Alabama may not be the first place you think of when you think of the...

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Quick Facts About Alabama

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Star Blue Quartz is the Alabama state gemstone

If you look up Alabama facts and information, you'll likely find the state gemstone. Star...

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The state population is around 5 million

Alabama may have been the site of many important historical events, but that hasn't caused...

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It's also called the "Yellowhammer State"

Alabama, like most states, has a nickname you'll find on state signs, souvenirs, and some...

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The eastern tiger swallowtail is the most common butterfly

Since the weather is warm in Alabama, you'll be able to find butterflies all year...

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It's also called the "Cotton State"

Alabama's more widely-known nickname is the "Cotton State." During the 19th and 20th centuries, Alabama's...

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Scary Facts About Alabama

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The Civil War started because of Alabama

The Civil War was one of the worst periods in American history. The country was...

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Alabama schools are underfunded

One of the most unfortunate facts on Alabama is the state of its school systems...

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There are many haunted places

Alabama is a treasure trove of haunted places. Every city claims to have multiple haunted...

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Mt. Nebo Cemetery headstones have "death mask" carvings

Though initially meant to honor the deceased, the "death masks" in Mr. Nebo Cemetery have...

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Alabama gets hurricanes and tornadoes

Alabama is prone to severe weather like many other states. However, unlike other places, it...

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Historical Facts About Alabama

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Alabama was the 22nd state in the USA

Alabama may have been the 1st state to secede from the Union, but it was...

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Rosa Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement in Alabama

Rosa Parks became a symbol for the civil rights movement in 1955 after refusing to...

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Martin Luther King Jr. led a protest in Montgomery

Martin Luther King Jr. may have been from Georgia, but he was a minister in...

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Mobile Bay was a major port during the Civil War

Though Alabama's coast may make up a small portion of its territory, it was still...

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Alabama was important in the civil rights movement

Alabama was home to some of the pivotal moments that helped the historic civil rights...

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Conclusion

In Conclusion

Clearly, Alabama is an incredibly interesting state with a rich history. Were there any facts...

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