Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is located in the friendly state of Alabama and is known for tourists, education, sports and business. Located on the sides of the Mobile River, Mobile is famous for many historical buildings, museums and parks that draw thousands of tourists year round. Popularly known as the cultural center for Gulf Coast, Mobile houses various art museums and is also known for hosting carnivals for several centuries.

The city has a mixed culture of Spanish, French, Creole as well as Catholic. There are many carnivals scheduled throughout the year and therefore the city is quite a happening place for the locals as well as tourists. Mobile is also famous for excellent medical facilities as well as educational institutions. The city is well connected by road, rail, water and air. It is also the only seaport in the state of Alabama.

Mobile has various attractions and recreation and activities to offer its visitors. It is the place where Mardi Gras originated in the United States. There are several libraries for reading enthusiasts. The theaters in the city are a perfect place to explore arts and entertainment.

Mobile has a lot to offer those who enjoy city life as well as the outdoors. The city also has a bustling nightlife, various places to eat, places to see and can also offer you a great shopping experience. It is also an area of history and culture.

Mobile History

The city of Mobile has its own history since 1702. It served as Louisiana's 1st Capital of the French colony. Basically it was founded to give shape to its claim on Louisiana. The Gulf Coast played home to the Roman Catholic Parish of Mobile which came into existence in the year 1703. 

The area witnessed wide spread of the yellow fever and this caused the population to fall drastically over the next few years. Series of floods and outbreaks of various life threatening diseases in the year 1711 resulted in moving the town to the junction of Mobile Bay and Mobile River, where it currently resides. In the year 1720, Biloxi became the capital of Louisiana and Mobile was restricted to the military and trading center. Signaling the end of the French and India War, a Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763. Mobile became the expanded British West Florida colony along with the surrounding area of Great Britain.

During this period there were about 112 French Mobilians residing in the colony. In a quest not to lose the useful inhabitants, the British promised religious tolerance to these Mobilians. Later, in the year 1813, Mobile was joined to Mississippi territory. Once Mississippi became a separate state in 1817, Mobile was included to the Alabama Territory. After this, the population of Mobile started increasing gradually because of its close proximity to the Mobile River that helped trade. Cotton trade became the main focus of the city and this gave rise to huge development of the city since 1830. The population of the city reached almost 30,000 by 1860. The local Democrats took control over the City's Government after the end of the American Civil War in the year 1874. However, during the next few years, the city experienced severe economic depression.

The population of the city reached a staggering 60,000 by 1920. During World War I and World War II, the city had a huge increase in population and also a boost in the economy with its steel production and shipbuilding activities. The city witnessed economic depression once again during the 3rd quarter of the 20th Century. Ever since, Mobile has seen major growth and has become one of the most prominent cities in Alabama.

About Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama is located on the Gulf Coast of United States and ranked as the 3rd most populous city in the state. The city has the one and only seaport in the state of Alabama, which acts as a bridge between Mobile Bay and Mobile River. It is home to various cultures ranging from French to Spanish. There are many carnivals lined up throughout the year in this city that keep the tourists and locals entertained. Mardi Gras is one of the most famous activities in this city that captures the imagination of every tourist. This special event signifies the start of Ash Wednesday. 

The city is known for its subtropical climate because of its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. The average temperature of the city ranges around 66.8

About Mobile County, Alabama

Mobile County was originally created by the Mississippi Territory in the year 1812. However, once Mississippi was admitted to the United States, the county became part of the Alabama Territory in 1817. The county had a population of 399,843 as per the 2010 census. With a geographical area of 1,644 Square miles, Mobile County governs several islands such as Dauphin Island, Mon Louis Island and Gaillard Island. As much as 63% of the population in this county is caucasian, followed by 33% by African or Black Americans. There are various counties on either side of Mobile County such as Washington County situated to the north, Jackson County situated to the Southwest, George County, Mississippi situated to the West and Baldwin County situated to the East.

A three member county commission heads the Government of Mobile County. The county is divided into three districts known as Southern County, Western and Central County and Northern County. Mobile County Public School System operates public schools with excellent education facilities. The county has many state and national highways such as U.S.Highway 43, 45, 90, 98 and interstate 10, 65, 165 etc.

Mobile County has many cities situated within its region that are of great interest to the tourists. However, the city of Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County. The county also has excellent transport facilities across the region. The Wave Transit System, Greyhound Bus Lines, Mobile Regional Airport and Amtrak take care of the travel needs of the locals as well as tourists. The Mobile County has a fair tax policy. As much as 47% of the property tax collected is spent on public education. Mobile County Health Department provides high quality health care to the citizens and prevention from diseases. The State Board of Health i.e. The Medical Association meets annually to understand the challenges in health care and take suitable steps to ensure improvement of public health.