AL Interesting Facts and People

Nickname: Yellowhammer State and Heart of Dixie

Some Major Cities:

  • Birmingham

  • Huntsville

  • Montgomery

  • Decatur

Some Unusual Facts: AL has 67 countries,The state nut is the Pecan, AL became the 22 State December 14, 1819, and peanuts were used for milk, cheese, coffee, flour, dyes, wood stains, soap, plastics, linoleum, cosmetics, and medicinal oils and a lot more! Alabama's State Motto is Audemus Jura Nostra Defendere -- This is Latin for, "We Dare Defend Our Rights."



AL state nut is the Pecan

Famous Residents:


Helen Keller was a famous writer. At the age of 19 months, Helen had a high fever which caused her to become deaf and blind. When Helen got older, she could read braille. When she got to college, she could put her fingers to a person's lips and understand the words which were being spoken. Then, Helen wrote her first book called The Story of My Life.

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George Washington Carver was famous because while at the Tuskegee University Dr. Carver found 300 uses for the peanut and hundreds of uses for the soy bean, pecan, and sweet potato.


Hank Williams was a famous recording artist: Hank Williams was born in Mount Olive, AL. At the age of 25 Hank became a superstar. Williams died at the age of 29.


Bart Starr first played quarterback for the University Alabama, then became the star of the Green Bay Packers, Bart won the first Superbowl and got MVP, He was born on January 9, 1934. Bart Starr was a Quarterback and his jersey number was 15. Bart's full name was Bryan Bartlett Starr.

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