Spanish Fort, class of 2015, designated 2017, cityofspanishfort.com
Located in Baldwin County in southwest Alabama along the northeast edge of Mobile Bay, Spanish Fort is a relatively young city, having been established 1993. During the American Civil War, Spanish Fort was heavily fortified as an eastern Confederate defense for the Mobile area. The Battle of Spanish Fort took place from March 27 until April 8, 1865, during which the Union Forces embarked on a land campaign to capture Mobile from the East. Following the Civil War, the area lost population and remained largely undeveloped until the 1970s.
With a population of just over 10,000, Spanish Fort, which was originally developed as a bedroom community, has experienced growth at a remarkable rate over the past decade thanks to its access to numerous recreational and outdoor activities as well as its location north of Interstate 10. Meaher State Park, an island that lies within Spanish Fort boundaries, features boating, camping, fishing and picnic facilities. Nearby are historic Blakeley State Park and USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, over the causeway in Mobile. The Five Rivers Alabama Delta Resource Center is an educational facility and outdoor recreation center that provides programming and interpretation on the geography, biology and history of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
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