Introduction to Saraland, Alabama
Saraland, Alabama, in Mobile county, is 8 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center) and 133 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Mobile area. There are 12,288 residents in Saraland.
The area now known as Saraland was once part of a Spanish land grant. It was given to Don Diego Alvarez. His descendants gave the community its first name, Alvarez Station. Later, it was named Cleveland Station. The city's present-day name was given by a retired minister and editor who moved to the south. Saraland's first post office was supposedly opened by him, and the area was named after his wife, Sara.
Saraland and nearby Attractions
- Mobile Museum of Art
- Phoenix Fire Museum
- Bragg-Mitchell House
- Lafitte Baptist Church
- Amelia City Park
- Norton Creek
Things To Do In Saraland
Saraland offers visitors easy access to a number of historical sites and museums including the Exploreum Science Museum, the Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Fire Museum. While in the city, one can also visit the Mobile City Public Libraries and a few of the churches. There are many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Sara Square Shopping Center and Saraland Civic Center are also worth visiting.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Mobile Regional Airport.
Saraland Higher Education
Bishop State Community College, University of South Alabama, James H Faulkner State Community College, and the University of South Alabama Baldwin are nearby.