Introduction to Chickasaw, Alabama
Chickasaw, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 5 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 131 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Mobile metropolitan area. Chickasaw has a population of 6,364.
In the early 20th century, before Chickasaw was incorporated, the present site of the city was a company town. It was named after the Chickasaw Indians. The city was founded during World War I as a shipbuilding community. The earliest settlers were the Apalache Indians. However, they mingled with other tribes and converted to Christianity. The area was not affected by the American Revolution or the Civil War.
Chickasaw and nearby Attractions
- Richards - DAR House Museum
- Whistler Bike Park
- Bragg - Mitchell Mansion
- Museum of Mobile
- Paul Levine Park
- USS Alabama Battleship
Things To Do In Chickasaw
You can visit the Richards-DAR House Museum, one of the finest examples of Italianate style. Brags-Mitchell Mansion is a wonderfully restored home of 1855, decorated with antiques and tapestries that provides a glimpse of the Old South. Adventure seeking visitors can enjoy biking on the challenging trails of Whistler Bike Park.
Mobile Downtown Airport is nearby.
Chickasaw Higher Education
Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, and James H Faulkner State Community College are some of the higher educational institutions near Chickasaw.