Introduction to Alexander City, Alabama
Alexander City History
Alexander City was originally named Youngstown after James Young, the founder of the city. It was incorporated in 1872. The Savannah and Memphis Railroad first entered the city in 1873. Later on, the city's name was changed to Alexander City in honor of E.P. Alexander, the railroad's president. The city is also home to Russell Corporation, which was founded in 1902.
Alexander City and nearby Attractions
- Wind Creek State Park
- Lake Martin
- Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
- D.A.R.E Power Park
- Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art
Things To Do In Alexander City
At Alexander City, one can enjoy boating, fishing, and swimming on Lake Martin. Alexander City Shopping Center and West End Shopping Center are located within the city and offer a world class shopping experience. The city is also home to several churches including the Wayside Baptist Church, Church of God of Prophecy, Macedonia Church, and Sunny Level Baptist Church. The Wind Creek State Park and Horseshoe Bend National Military Park are also worth visiting.
Alexander City Transportation
Flights are available from Talladega Municipal Airport.
Alexander City Higher Education
Central Alabama Community College is the local college. Southern Union State Community College, Faulkner University, Tuskegee University, and many other colleges and universities also provide higher educational facilities.