Thursday, March 10

Facts about Alabama

Alabama Facts 

Learn facts about Alabama for kids.

It is time to learn about the states! I will be posting facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be posted in alphabetical order! The first state will be Alabama! You will learn about Alabama's state flag, bird, and other facts. 

Did you know that Alabama was the 22nd state to join the union? It joined in 1819! Alabama is located in the Southeastern region of the United States. It is the 30th largest state by area, and there are about 5,024,279 people living there. That is a significant population!


What state do you reside in?

If you would rather listen to and watch facts about Alabama, go to my YouTube video here: Facts about Alabama


Facts about Alabama:

1. Alabama is known for southern hospitality and sweet tea. Its nicknames are Heart of Dixie, Cotton State, and the Yellowhammer State. The abbreviation for Alabama is AL.

2. Montgomery is the capital of Alabama. It became the capital in 1846 and has a population of over 199,000.

3. The Alabama state bird is the northern flicker, also known as the Yellowhammer. The northern flicker is a woodpecker with bright yellow coloring under its wings and tail. It is a beautiful bird.

4. The Camellia is Alabama's official state flower. It comes in shades of red, pink, and white and is beautiful!

5. The Alabama state flag started being used on February 16, 1895. It features Saint Andrew’s cross, a red diagonal cross on a white background. 

6. Cotton is the number one crop grown in Alabama. Other crops grown in Alabama include peanuts, corn, and soybeans. Apples, blueberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, plums, and strawberries are also grown in Alabama.

7. The U.S. Space and Rocket Museum is in Huntsville, Alabama. Huntsville, Alabama, is also known as Rocket City, USA.

8. Magnolia Springs, Alabama, has the only all-water mail delivery route all year long. The water mail delivery started in 1915. The mail is delivered by boat.


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Get your free printable Alabama worksheet here:

Alabama Worksheet 



Books about Alabama:

1. Alabama (A True Book: My United States) by Jo S. Kittinger

2. I Love You as Big as Alabama by Rose Rossner

3. Good Night Alabama by Adam Gamble

4. Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book by Laura Murray

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 

Next week's state will be Alaska!


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