Alabama State History


  • December 14, 1819

  • AL is the 22nd State

Founded and Created

  • Spanish explorers explored Mobile Bay in 1519

  • Territory was visited in 1540 by the explorer Hernando de Soto

hernandodesoto.jpg Hernando de Soto

  • In 1702, at Fort Louis de la Mobile the first permanent settlement was founded by the French

  • The British gained control of the area in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris

Famous tourist attractions:

  • Mobile Bay

  • Pratt House
  • Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

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