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Lower Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. Its usage does not however reflect a formally defined geographic region. Three areas generally are known to use the Lower Alabama name. Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ...

  • Because Mobile and Baldwin Counties tend to use South Alabama with exclusivity, a second and more appropriate use of "Lower Alabama" is to refer to the other parts of southern Alabama, including the Florida-border counties from Escambia County over to Houston County. Traditionally, the south central and southeastern parts of the state are representative of an older era in Alabama. Hence, Lower Alabama, suggests that this region is less wealthy than other parts of the state. These sections of the state are where jokes are often heard with punch lines of "Yep, I'm from L.A. too: Lower Alabama"; or references to natives of southeastern Alabama being "Born in East L.A." (better known as the title of a Cheech Marin song parody of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.). Further evidence of this region's claim was the "University of Lower Alabama" as one of the considered name changes by Troy State University before it became Troy University.
  • Some folks in Upper Alabama(UA) (also North Alabama) refer to Lower Alabama as any where below the Cherokee Nation line in Marshall County or any other Upper Alabama county whose water drains to the Tennessee River instead of through the Alabama River watershed (@gtw!).
  • Finally, Lower Alabama is also a slang term used by some Floridians to refer to the part of Florida directly south of Alabama, especially the area around Pensacola, and eastward to Destin and Panama City. This is often jokingly shortened to "L.A.", though this term is also used extensively by Alabamians too. The large number of Alabama vacationers who frequent the Florida Panhandle lend some validity to Floridians making this claim.
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History | People | Governors | Metropolitan areas Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Mayor Sam Jones Area    - City 412. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... Mobile Bay - Landsat photo Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States. ... Baldwin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Mobile County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... A subtropical wetland in Florida, USA, with an endangered American Crocodile. ... Beaches is a 1988 movie adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the novel Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart. ... Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... South Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. ... The University of South Alabama (USA) is a public, doctoral-level university located in Mobile, Alabama on Old Shell Road. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Houston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cheech Marin (born Ricardo Antonio Marin on July 13, 1946), is a Mexican American comedian and actor. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Born in the U.S.A. is a 1984 song about the effects of the Vietnam War, written and performed by Bruce Springsteen. ... Troy University (formerly Troy State University) is a public university located in Troy, Pike County, Alabama and founded in 1887. ... Troy Worldwide Logo Troy University (formerly Troy State University) is a public university located in Troy, Alabama and founded in 1887. ... The Florida Panhandle is the region of the state of Florida which includes the westernmost 16 counties in the state. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alabama. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... This is the history of the State of Alabama, in the United States of America. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... Categories: | ...

Regions

Black Belt | Central Alabama | Greater Birmingham | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Alabamas Black Belt is a region of the state encompassing part of the larger Black Belt Region of the Southern United States, which stretches from Texas to Virginia. ... Central Alabama is the region in the state of Alabama that stretches approximately 170 miles from the western border with Mississippi to eastern border with Georgia and 136 miles from the northern border of Cullman County to the Alabama River in southern Autauga County. ... Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area The Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Combined Statistical Area sometimes known as Greater Birmingham, is made up of 8 counties in Central Alabama. ... Mobile Bay - Landsat photo Mobile Bay is an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, lying within the state of Alabama in the United States. ... North Alabama is a region of the U.S. state of Alabama, generally thought to include these 11 counties: Cherokee, Colbert, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston. ... South Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama. ...

Major cities

Anniston | Auburn | Birmingham | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery | Tuscaloosa This list of current cities, towns, and unincorporated communities in the U.S. State of Alabama also includes a list of the principal counties in which each place is located. ... Nickname: The Model City Location in Alabama Coordinates: County Calhoun Settled April 1872 Incorporated 3 July 1883 Mayor Hoyt W. “Chip” Howell, Jr. ... Nickname: The Loveliest Village on the Plains Location in Lee County, Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Lee County, Alabama Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City 151. ... Decatur, Alabama is a city in Morgan County, Alabama, with a small portion in southern Limestone County. ... Dothan is a city located in the farthest southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Florence city is the seat of Lauderdale County which is situated in the northwest corner of Alabama. ... The Spirit of American Citizenship Monument on Rainbow Drive (US 411), just before the Broad Street Bridge. ... Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in middle central Alabama. ... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Mayor Loretta Spencer Area    - City 174. ... Nickname: The Azalea City Coordinates: Country US State Alabama County Mobile Founded 1702 Incorporated 1814 Mayor Sam Jones Area    - City 412. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Montgomery Incorporated December 3, 1819 Mayor Bobby Bright Area    - City 404. ... Tuscaloosa is a city in west central Alabama in the southern United States. ...

Counties

Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston List of 67 counties in the U.S. state of Alabama: Autauga County Baldwin County Barbour County Bibb County Blount County Bullock County Butler County Calhoun County Chambers County Cherokee County Chilton County Choctaw County Clarke County Clay County Cleburne County Coffee County Colbert County Conecuh County Coosa County Covington... Autauga County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Baldwin County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Bibb County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Blount County is a county located in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Bullock County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Butler County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Calhoun County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chambers County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cherokee County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Chilton County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Choctaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clarke County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Clay County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cleburne County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Coffee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Colbert County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Conecuh County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Coosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Covington County, Alabama is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Crenshaw County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Dale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Dallas County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... DeKalb County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Elmore County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Escambia County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Etowah County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Fayette County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Franklin County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Geneva County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Greene County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Hale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Henry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Houston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Jackson County is a county of the State of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Location in the state of Alabama Formed December 13, 1819 Seat Birmingham Area  - Total  - Water 2,911 km² (1,124 mi²) 29 km² (11 mi²) 1. ... Lamar County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lauderdale County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lawrence County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lee County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Limestone County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Lowndes County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Macon County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Madison County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. ... Marengo County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marion County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Marshall County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Mobile County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Monroe County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Montgomery County is a county in the State of Alabama. ... Morgan County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Perry County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Pickens County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Pike County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Randolph County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Russell County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Shelby County is a county of the State of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... St. ... Sumter County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Talladega County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tallapoosa County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Tuscaloosa County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Walker County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Washington County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Wilcox County is a county of the State of Alabama. ... Winston County is a county of the State of Alabama. ...


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Lower Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
Lower Alabama is a term used to describe various parts of southern Alabama.
Because Mobile and Baldwin Counties tend to use South Alabama with exclusivity, a second and more appropriate use of "Lower Alabama" is to refer to the other parts of southern Alabama, including the Florida-border counties from Escambia County over to Houston County.
Finally, Lower Alabama is also a slang term used by some Floridians to refer to the part of Florida directly south of Alabama, especially the area around Pensacola, and eastward to Destin and Panama City.
Alabama: Map, History and Much More from Answers.com (7148 words)
Among Alabama's educational institutions are the Univ. of Alabama, at Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville; Auburn Univ., at Auburn; Birmingham-Southern College and Howard College, at Birmingham; Huntingdon College, at Montgomery; the Univ. of Montevallo, at Montevallo; and Tuskegee Univ., at Tuskegee.
In Alabama the slave-owning planters were dominant because of the prosperous cotton crop, and as the Civil War loomed closer, the support of Southern rights and secession sentiment grew under the urging of “fire-eaters” such as William L. Yancey.
Alabama is a state of contrasts, with mountainous regions in the north, the prairie lowlands called the Black Belt in the middle of the state, and coastal plain regions in the south.
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