Thanks for visiting the Alabama information page! If you're looking for information about Alabama, you've come to the right place. Here you will find information about Alabama's history, facts, trivia and tips for scenic road trips. If you are considering moving to Alabama you might be interested in our tips to help you get started, including a moving checklist and information about Alabama home and auto insurance.
The state of Alabama encompasses 52,419 square miles and is ranked 30th in the nation's total area. It was the 22nd state to enter the union on December 14, 1819. Alabama's name is believed to have originated from the Choctaw language Albaamaha, and was later adopted by the Alabama tribe as their name.
- The Confederate flag was designed and first flown in Alabama in 1861.
- In 1902 Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere by suturing a stab wound in a young boy's heart. The surgery occurred in Montgomery.
- To help fund education, Alabama instituted its state sales tax in 1937.
- Baseball player Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron was born in Mobile in 1934.
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Be prepared with need-to-know basics such as obtaining your driver's license, vehicle registration, and requirements for ID cards by visiting the Alabama Department of Revenue Motor Vehicle Division online.
Things to Consider Before Moving
The First Step When Moving
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Moving Tools and Tips
There's a lot to keep track of when you move. Our checklists
will help you so moving will be a breeze.
Always check out the moving company's
registration number, references and complaint history at Relocation.com
. This is important, even if your move is within Alabama.
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Alabama State Catastrophe Information
Alabama Auto Insurance Coverages
Preview upcoming events, historic sites and museums. Find transportation information along with state maps at the Alabama State Tourism site.
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