Atmore, class of 2005, designated 2007, welcometoatmore.com
Located in in western Escambia County with a population of nearly 8,400, Atmore was officially incorporated in 1907. Its southern border is the Florida state line. The Creek Indians were the first inhabitants of Atmore, and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized American Indian tribe in the state of Alabama, operating as a sovereign nation with its own system of government and bylaws.
The development of the area began in the 1860s following the Civil War as the Mobile and Great Northern Railroad extended its line south to the Tensaw River near Mobile. Workers who moved through the area laying track for the railroad were drawn to the area’s rich farmland and abundance of timber. Agriculture and timber are still major factors in Atmore’s economy. The city now features several recreation and arts venues. The Atmore Heritage Park on Main Street includes relocated historic buildings, and the downtown Strand Theater is one of the last true small-town theaters. In addition, Atmore offers numerous annual events and excellent city recreational facilities including tennis courts, walking trails and swimming pools. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians operates the Wind Creek Casino and Hotel five miles north of Atmore and just south of the Poarch Creek Off-Reservation Trust Land is the Poarch Creek Indians Museum. In addition, the tribe holds an annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow each November.
137 North Main Street Atmore, AL 36502 | 251-368-2253