Introduction to Atmore, Alabama
Atmore was originally inhabited by the Creek Indians. The city's development began after the American Civil War in the 1860's, when the Mobile and Great Northern railroad first entered the area. At that time, it was named Williams Station. Later in 1897, the city was renamed after C.P. Atmore, the General Ticket Agent of Louisville Nashville Railroad. The city's economic development largely depended on the agriculture and timber industries.
Atmore and nearby Attractions
- Claude D. Kelley State Park
- Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
- Little River State Forest
- American Sport Art Museum
- Carlen House
- Museum of Mobile
Things To Do In Atmore
Atmore has a number of parks and playgrounds such as the South Eighth Avenue City Park, Westside Park, and North Eighth Avenue City Park. You can also visit Claude D. Kelley State Park and Little River State Forest. One can spend their leisure time at the Turtle Point Environmental Science Center. You can enjoy shopping at the Atmore Plaza Shopping Center. The city hosts several special events and festivals each year including Williams Station Day, Mayfest, and South Alabama Old Time Fiddlers' Convention.
Flights can be availed from Pensacola Regional Airport.
Atmore Higher Education
There are several colleges and universities that offer higher educational facilities including James H Faulkner State Community College, University of West Florida, Bishop State Community College, and many more.