Introduction to Arab, Alabama
The city of Arab was founded by Stephen Tuttle Thompson and was originally known as Thompson's Village. The first post office was established in 1882, and Thompson became the postmaster in 1892. Arab was also incorporated in the same year. Originally, the name proposed was Arad. However, the postal authorities misspelled the name and it was never corrected. J.R.N. Thompson became the city's first mayor. Arab High School was established in 1921.
Arab and nearby Attractions
- Arab Historic Complex
- Guntersville State Park
- Buck Island Reef National Monument
- Guntersville Lake and Dam
- Ave Maria Grotto
- Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center
Things To Do In Arab
During your stay in Arab, you can visit the Arab Historic Complex, Buck Island Reef National Monument, and Guntersville Museum & Cultural Center. There are several houses of worship in the city including Gilliam Springs Church, Eddy Baptist Church, and Pleasant Valley Church. The City of Arab also hosts several events and festivals throughout the year such as the Poke Salat Festival and Community Fair.
Huntsville International Airport-Carl T Jones Field is the nearest airport.
Arab Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by Alabama A & M University, John C Calhoun State Community College, George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, and many other colleges and universities.