Introduction to Southside, Alabama
Southside, Alabama, in Etowah county, is 52 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 94 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is situated in the Gadsden metropolitan area. An estimated 7,036 people resides in Southside.
Southside was first settled in the year 1850 and was a small, rural community. Presently, the city comprises townships such as Cedar Bend, Green Valley, and Pilgrims Rest. The main source of income during the early days was farming. Southside was Etowah County's first city, excluding Gadsden, to have a telephone system. The service was provided by The Cedar Bend Telephone Company. This city was incorporated in 1957. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Alabama.
Southside and nearby Attractions
- Southside United Methodist Church
- Green Valley Baptist Church
- Noccalula Falls Park
- Big Oak Lake
- Center for Cultural Arts
Things To Do In Southside
The city of Southside has reservoirs that tourists can visit including Big Oak Lake and Bells Lake. Tourists can also visit the churches in Southside city including the Southside United Methodist Church, Brannon Springs Missionary Baptist Church, Green Valley Baptist Church, Pilgrims Rest Missionary Baptist Church, and Southside First Baptist Church. You can also visit the Noccalula Falls Park and the Center for Cultural Arts.
The airport closest to Southside, Alabama, is Talladega Municipal Airport.
Southside Higher Education
Higher education institutes near Southside include Gadsden State Community College, George Wallace state Community College-Hanceville, Jacksonville State University, and Samford University.