Introduction to Ozark, Alabama
Originally, Ozark was inhabited by the Creek Indians. The city was named by a traveler from the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. The city's first European settler was John Merrick Sr., a Revolutionary War veteran. He settled in Ozark in 1822. Initially, the area was named Merricks, after its first settler, and was renamed Woodshop. The city adopted its current name in 1855. Ozark was incorporated in 1870.
Ozark and nearby Attractions
- Ozark Country Club
- Martindale Plaza Shopping Center
- West View Heights Chapel
- Jernegans Pond
- Sam Dale Park
- Southeast Alabama Qdm Association
Things To Do In Ozark
Claybank Jamboree is the local festival that is organized in October. The city also hosts the annual Jazz Fest in the month of April. The city has several historic places such as the Dowling Museum and Wiregrass Museum of Art. The Blue Springs State Park is also worth visiting. It spreads over 106 acres of land and has recreational facilities such as swimming, a playground, camping, and picnic areas.
Dothan Regional Airport is the closest airport to Ozark.
Ozark Higher Education
George C Wallace State Community College, Troy State University, and Auburn University are among the nearby educational institutions of Ozark.