Introduction to Foley, Alabama
Foley, Alabama, in Baldwin county, is 27 miles W of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 146 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Mobile area. There are 7,590 residents in Foley.
John Burton Foley founded the present day City of Foley in the early 1900s. He also helped develop South Baldwin County. In fact, the city was named after him. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad first entered the city in 1905. Soon after that, the city became South Baldwin County's center for shipping the agricultural products. The city is the birthplace of Ken "The Snake" Stabler, former American football player.
Foley and nearby Attractions
- Foley Museum
- Baldwin Museum of Art
- Waterville USA
- Buck's Pocket State Park
- Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge
- Big Lagoon State Park
Things To Do In Foley
Foley offers many recreational facilities. You can visit the Foley Museum Archives Railroad Park and Baldwin Museum of Art. Also worth visiting is the John B. Foley Park, Max Griffin Park, Heritage Park, Melvin Roberts Park, Aaronville Park, and Beulah Heights Park. One can enjoy hiking and biking at the Foley Hike-Bike Trail. The Palm Plaza Shopping Center offers a great shopping experience. In addition, the city hosts several annual events and festivals such as the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival and Heritage Harbor Days.
Flights can be availed from Mobile Downtown Airport.
Foley Higher Education
The nearest colleges and universities are the University of South Alabama-Baldwin, Bishop State Community College, and James H Faulkner State Community College.