Introduction to Rainbow City, Alabama
Rainbow City, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 53 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 96 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Gadsden metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Rainbow City is home to some 8,428 residents.
Rainbow City History
The area now known as Rainbow City was initially known as Coosa Bend. Later, it was known as Morgan's Cross Road. It was christened Rainbow City because Rainbow Drive, U.S Highway 411, went through the middle of the city. Rainbow City was one of the first settlements of Etowah County. Families from Georgia and Carolina began to settle in the area around Coosa River from 1818 onward.
Rainbow City and nearby Attractions
- Center For Cultural Arts
- Brown Avenue Missionary Baptist Church
- Rainbow City Library
- First United Methodist Church
- Rainbow City Park
Things To Do In Rainbow CIty
While in Rainbow City, you can visit the nearby museums including the Anniston Museum of Natural History and the Center For Cultural Arts. The Rainbow City Library and the beautiful churches are also worth visiting. Noccalula Falls Park and the reservoirs around the region offer a range of recreational facilities. The Rainbow Plaza Shopping Center and Dry Creek are ideal destinations for shopaholics.
Rainbow City Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Talladega Muni Airport.
Rainbow City Higher Education
higher education facilities for Rainbow City residents are available at Gadsden State Community College, Jacksonville State University, Jefferson State Community College, or the George C. Wallace State Community Coll-Hanceville.