When you think of the state of Alabama, what first comes to mind? If you’re like most people, you probably think of football or Southern hospitality. But there’s so much more to the Yellowhammer State than that! Did you know, for example, that Haleyville is the birthplace of 911? That’s right – this small town in northwest Alabama is home to a pretty big piece of history. Here are some other interesting facts about Haleyville, Alabama:
-Haleyville was founded in 1867.
-The city was named after Colonel Ebenezer H. Haley, a civil engineer who worked on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.
-Haleyville is home to the first police department in Alabama.
-In 1935, Haleyville became the first city in Alabama to have a hospital.
-The first 911 call was made in Haleyville on February 16, 1968.
-Haleyville is known as the “City of Hospitality.”
-The city is home to Wallace State Community College.
Restaurants in Haleyville
Include the Family Table, Cabo San Lucas, and Russell’s Rising Smoke. There are also a variety of shopping opportunities in the city, from antique stores to thrift shops. This city is also the birthplace of some uniquely Alabama fried chicken! In 1965 the very first Guthrie’s restaurant was opened in Haleyville.
The Roaring Lions
The local High School mascot in Haleyville is the lion and the school’s sports teams are known as the Roaring Lions. The school is known for taking recent awards at the state level in golf and basketball.
The History of Haleyville
The vibrant community of Haleyville has a rich history. Settled by the Cherokee, it was known as Wards Grist Mill and Davis Crossroads among other names until its official incorporation in 1889 – when it took on the name we know today, inspired by one family’s mercantile business firmly rooted there since before Alabama joined The Union. By early 1900s economic development had taken off with industry including warehouses, fertilizer plant and even banking; all made possible due to rail transport linking them to Sheffield & Parrish built in 1880s.
Check Out Haleyville!
Located Between Winston and Marion Counties, the city of Haleyville is a great place to visit if you’re looking for an authentic Alabama experience. Whether it’s taking in the historical sights or enjoying some delicious Southern cooking, Haleyville has something for everyone! This historic city is the birthplace of 911 and has a lot to offer visitors. From its rich history to its hospitable citizens, there’s plenty to see and do in Haleyville. So what are you waiting for? Come on down and see for yourself!
Imagr credits to the City of Haleyville
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