Introduction to Hamilton, Alabama
The area now known as the City of Hamilton was originally a hunting ground of the Chickasaw Indians. The city adopted its present name in 1883. It was named after Captain Albert J. Hamilton, who donated 40 acres of his land to the city. The area's first school was established in 1884. Hamilton is the county seat of Marion County, which was formed on February 13, 1818, and named after Francis Marion of South Carolina.
Hamilton and nearby Attractions
- Guin-Hayden Riley Park/ Guin Waterpark
- Ivy Green, Birthplace of Helen Keller
- Fayette Art Museum
- Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
- Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
- Bankhead National Forest
Things To Do In Hamilton
While in Hamilton, one can visit the Tupelo National Battlefield, Tishomingo State Park, Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum, Tombigbee State Park, and Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site. Golfers may enjoy a visit to the Hamilton Golf & Country Club. The Town and Country Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall in Hamilton.
Air transportation is available from the Columbus AFB Airport.
Hamilton Higher Education
Higher education institutes close to Hamilton are Itawamba Community College, Northeast Mississippi Community College, and University of North Alabama.