Introduction to Anniston, Alabama
Anniston was first settled in the 1860s during the American Civil War. The steel industry flourished in this area due to the city's rich mineral resources. In 1879, it was incorporated as a "company town." Later on, it was renamed Annie's Town after Annie Scott Tyler, wife of Alfred L. Tyler who was president of the railroad. The city of Anniston was reincorporated on July 3, 1883.
Anniston and nearby Attractions
- Women's Army Corps Museum
- Berman Museum of World History
- Anniston Museum of Natural History
- Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
- Centennial Memorial Park
- Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Anniston
Anniston is home to the Berman Museum, Anniston Museum of Natural History, and Women's Army Corps Museum. You can also visit Pelham Park, West Anniston Park, Jaycee Park, and Zinn Park. Golfers can enjoy their leisure time at the Pine Hill Country Club. Shopping can be enjoyed at the McClellan Mart Shopping Center, Lenlock Shopping Center, Five Points Shopping Center, Anniston Plaza Shopping Center, and Golden Springs Shopping Center.
Anniston Metropolitan Airport is nearby.
Anniston Higher Education
Harry M Ayers State Technical College and Gadsden Business College-Anniston are located within the city.