Introduction to Prichard, Alabama
Prichard, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 3 miles NW of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 130 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is conveniently located inside the Mobile metropolitan area. There are an estimated 28,633 people in Prichard.
In the 1830s, Prichard began as a settlement along the road that is now known as U.S Highway 43. It was mostly uninhabited until the slave-ship Clotilde arrived. After 1900, the region began developing slowly and steadily, and the area was incorporated as a city in 1925. It became a company town for many shipbuilding companies that built houses for their workers. The area had extraordinary growth in the 1940s and 1950s. Prichard recorded its highest population in 1960.
Prichard and nearby Attractions
- Shelton Beach
- American Sport Art Museum
- Exploreum Science Museum,
- Whistler United Methodist Church
- Cochran Lake
Things To Do In Prichard
While in the city of Prichard, one can visit the nearby museums such as the American Sport Art Museum, the Fort Conde Museum and Welcome Center, the Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Fire Museum. One can also visit the local public libraries and churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities including Meaher State Park and Pollard Park. Wilson Plaza Shopping Center and Belt 45 Shopping Center are also popular tourist haunts.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Mobile Downtown Airport.
Prichard Higher Education
The educational institutes offering higher education facilities to the residents are Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, University of South Alabama-Baldwin, University of West Florida, and James Faulkner State Community College.