Introduction to Attalla, Alabama
Attalla, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 53 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 99 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Gadsden metropolitan area. Attalla has a population of 6,592.
The present day city of Attalla was originally an Indian village and played a significant role during the Creek War of 1813. It was founded in 1870. Some of city's early white settlers were W. C. Hammond, E. I. Holcomb, Dr. Thomas Edwards, John S. Moragne, Henry W. Pickens, Allen Gray, and Rev. James Scales. Allen Gray became the city's first postmaster. Attalla was incorporated on February 5, 1872, and E. I. Holcomb was the city's first mayor. In 1893, the city adopted its present name.
Attalla and nearby Attractions
- Imagination Place Children's Museum
- Gadsden Museum of Art
- Noccalula Falls Park
- Center for Cultural Arts
- James D. Martin Wildlife Park
- Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
Things To Do In Attalla
Attalla offers a number of recreational facilities. The city has several parks and open spaces including Attalla City Park and Siberton Park. It is also home to many houses of worship such as the Cherry Street Baptist Church, Shady Grove Church, Wares Temple Holiness Church, Church of God of the United Assembly, and Sibert Methodist Church. You can also visit Neely Henry Lake, which is located on the Coosa River.
Air transportation is available from Talladega Municipal Airport.
Attalla Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Gadsden State Community College, Alabama A & M University, and Jacksonville State University.