Introduction to Scottsboro, Alabama
Originally, Cherokee Indians inhabited the area now known as Scottsboro. Robert Thomas Scott is the founder of Scottsboro. He managed a hotel in Bellefonte and was in the Alabama Legislature for almost 20 years. He and his wife moved to Scottsboro sometime between 1850 and 1853. Until 1868, the area was called various names including Sage Town, Scott's Mill, and Scottsville. A railway station was built in Scottsboro in 1857. The station was popularly called Scott's Station. The city of Scottsboro was incorporated in January 1870 by the Alabama Legislature.
Scottsboro and nearby Attractions
- Cavalry Baptist Church
- Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center
- Scottsboro Public Library
- Shelby Pond
- Scottsboro Municipal Park
Things To Do In Scottsboro
The Scottsboro Public Library offers information about the local history and culture. The Scottsboro Country Club and Golf Course provides excellent facilities for golf enthusiasts. Those interested in purchasing souvenirs can visit the Scottsboro Plaza Shopping Center, Scottsboro Shopping Center, and Holiday Shopping Center. One can also spend a fun day out with family and friends at any of the local parks. Shelby Pond and Dry Creek are among the other popular tourist haunts in Scottsboro.
Air transportation is provided by Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field Airport.
Scottsboro Higher Education
Residents of Scottsboro can enroll in nearby Alabama A & M University, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Gadsden State Community College, and Motlow State Community College.