Alabama State Travel Guide


Nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird, Alabama is also known as the “Heart of Dixie” and the “Cotton State”, and was admitted as the 22nd state to the Union on December 14, 1819. It has the second-largest inland waterway system in the USA with the Tennessee River cutting a large valley and creating creeks, streams, rivers and lakes. Northern Alabama is mountainous while the rest of the state is a plains area as it slopes towards the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.

Alabama has 11 National Park Units. In addition, there are approximately 26 State Parks, 4 National Forests, 11 National Wildlife Refuges, and 1 Wild & Scenic River. Alabama has approximately 1263 places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 38 National Historic Landmarks, and 7 National Natural Landmarks.

“Alabama, Alabama, We will aye be true to thee, From thy Southern shores where groweth, By the sea thy orange tree. To thy Northern vale where floweth, Deep blue the Tennessee, Alabama, Alabama, we will aye be true to thee!” Julia S. Tutwiler

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