Twenty two facts about sweet home Alabama

Although Alabama day is December 14th (the day the 22nd state was admitted into the Union) there’s nothing wrong with a bit of state love. So here are 22 facts about sweet home Alabama:

  1. Alabama became the 22nd state on December 14th 1819.
  2. Huntsville is known as the rocket capital of the world.
  3. To help fund education Alabama instituted it’s state sales tax in 1937.
  4. Alabama workers built the first rocket to put humans on the moon.
  5. Cheaha Mountain is Alabama’s highest point above sea level at 2,405 feet.
  6. The word ‘Alabama’ means tribal town in the Creek Indian.
  7. Hitler’s typewriter survived from his mountain retreat and is exhibited at the Hall of History in Bessemer.
  8. “Alabama” is the official state song.
  9. January 28th 1846 was when Montgomery was selected as the capital of Alabama.
  10. ‘Audemus jura nostra defendere’ is the official state motto, translated as ‘we dare defend our rights’.
  11. The star blue quartz is the official of Alabama.
  12. Alabama is the only state with all major natural resources needed to make iron and steel. 
  13. Washington County is the oldest county in Alabama.
  14. On January 11th 1861, Alabama became the 4th state to secede from the Union.
  15. Pecan is the official nut of Alabama.
  16. Montgomery is the capital and birthplace of the Confederate States of America.
  17. The Confederare flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.
  18. Alabama is nicknamed the ‘Yellowhammer State’.
  19. The official bird of Alabama is the yellowhammer.
  20. Between 1817 – 1819 Old Saint Stephens was the first territorial capital of Alabama.
  21. Alabama is also the largest supplier of cast iron and steel pipe products.
  22. Mobile is named after the Mauvilla Indians.

Did you know all 22 facts about Alabama? RedyMoney is located in Columbus, Alabama, need to cash a cheque come to us!


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