Introduction to Russellville, Alabama
In 1812, the American government allotted funds for a route from New Orleans to Nashville. It was called Jackson's Military Road, and it passed through what is now known as Russellville. Major William Russell, an early settler of the area, assisted in the road's construction. As the city developed around that road, it was named after Major Russell. It was incorporated on November 27, 1819.
Russellville and nearby Attractions
- West Highlands Baptist Church
- Alabama Music Hall of Fame
- Underwood Creek
- Franklin Shopping Center
- Hal Kirby Junior Park
Things To Do In Russellville
Visitors to the city of Russellville can tour the local churches including Washington Avenue Church of Christ, Calvary Baptist Church, and College Avenue First Baptist Church. The Russell Public Library offers a host of information about the region's history and culture. The area also has many parks that offer a range of recreational facilities. The Franklin Shopping Center in Russellville is also a favorite tourist haunt. One can also enjoy water sports at Russellville's rivers, creeks, and reservoirs.
Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is nearby.
Russellville Higher Education
Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals, University of North Alabama, Itawamba Community College, and John C. Calhoun State Community College offer facilities for higher education.