While gathering some information for the Madison and Shepherd daily feature 'Strange Alabama', I ended up on Alabama's official travel website, alabama.travel, and discovered some really interesting facts. Did you know.....?

We have some pretty amazing numbers. Alabama.travel lists:

Alabama by the Numbers

  • 4,802,740 Alabama residents
  • 760,000 visitors across 22 state parks
  • 77,000 miles of river and stream channels
  • 52,419 square miles, 190 miles wide and 330 miles long
  • 2,407 feet at highest point, Mount Cheaha
  • 1,200 sites included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • 468 holes of championship-caliber golf on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
  • 347 species of birds on Dauphin Island
  • 240 species of commercially harvested freshwater fish, marine fish and shellfish
  • 100 historic antebellum homes
  • 67 counties and 460 incorporated cities and towns
  • 61 colleges and universities
  • 53 miles of coastline
  • 36 National Historic Landmarks
  • 11 historic covered bridges
  • 1 National Monument
Image Courtesy of Alabama Tourism Department

This is a good resource for our kids. Do you know our state tree? Our state reptile, bird or fish? Do you know when Alabama was admitted into the Union? That's stuff we all should know. Spend a little time on alabama.travel and learn some cool facts and check out places to visit, eat and have fun! Thanks to the Alabama Tourism Department for use of their images.