Introduction to Daphne, Alabama
Daphne, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 10 miles SE of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 137 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is located in the Mobile metropolitan area. Daphne has a population of 16,581.
The area now known as Daphne was originally settled in by Native American tribes. Hernando de Soto was the first Spanish explorer to arrive in the region in 1540. He was soon followed by a large number of European settlers. The community of Daphne of established in 1763. At that time, it was known as "the Village. It became the county seat of Baldwin County in 1868, and was officially established as a town in 1874. The area's first post office was set up in the same year. Daphne was officially incorporated on July 8, 1927, and James M. Voltz became the city's first mayor. Daphne is also referred to as the "Jubilee City".
Daphne and nearby Attractions
- American Sport Art Museum
- Meaher State Park
- Historic Blakeley State Park
- Marietta Johnson Museum
- Phoenix Fire Museum
- Bragg - Mitchell House
Things To Do In Daphne
Daphne provides easy access to Exploreum Science Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, Museum of Art, Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, and Exploreum Science Museum. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Rock Creek Golf Club and Lake Forest Golf Course. The city is also home to the Village Point Park Preserve which is an estuary for wildlife, and also has a historic cemetery on the property. In addition, visitors can participate in the annual celebrations like the Gulf Coast Zydeco Music and Crawfish Festival, the Celtic Celebration, and the Jubilee Festival.
The nearest airport is Mobile Regional Airport.
Daphne Higher Education
University of South Alabama-Baldwin, James H Faulkner State Community College, and Bishop State Community College are some of the nearby colleges.