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Madison…Did You Know?

July 31, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. The first known settler in what was to become the City of Madison, Alabama, was John Cartwright, who came here in 1818. He came to the Tennessee Valley, part of the area then known as the Mississippi Territory, […]


Lexington…Did You Know?

July 30, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. The town of Lexington was originally established on the site of four 40-acre parcels of land purchased by early settler Lewis Marshall, who arrived in 1818. The origin of the town’s name is uncertain; it might have been […]


Red Bay…Did You Know?

July 29, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Red Bay was first known as Vinson’s Crossroads. The most likely origin of the town’s name was its location amid what was at the time a large stand of redbay trees. The first post office was opened in […]


Muscle Shoals…Did You Know?

July 28, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Muscle Shoals is located in the northwest corner of Alabama and is the largest city in Colbert County. It has a mayor/council form of government and was the last city in Alabama to change from a commission form […]


Decatur…Did You Know?

July 27, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. A ferry crossing over the Tennessee River was established by Dr. Henry Rhodes around 1818. The community that developed around the ferry was known as Rhodes Ferry until 1823, when it was renamed Decatur for the U.S. naval […]


Rogersville…Did You Know

July 26, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. The town of Rogersville became an incorporated municipality on February 2, 1858.Originally known as “Rodgersville”, it took its name from Andrew and Patience Rodgers of South Carolina who moved into the area and purchased 79.8 acres  at a […]


Russellville….Did You Know?

July 25, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Russellville is the county seat of Franklin County and is located in the northwest corner of the state. In the Reconstruction era, Russellville was a center of the iron and steel industry. Russellville was first known as Russell’s […]


Moulton…Did You Know?

July 24, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Moulton is the seat of Lawrence County and is located in the northwest corner of the state just north of the William B. Bankhead National Forest. It is named for Michael Moulton, a member of Gen. Andrew Jackson’s forces who was killed […]


Athens…Did You Know?

July 23, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates her bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Athens, named for the ancient city of Greece, is a growing city in the center of Northern Alabama. The city is the county seat of Limestone County, 15 miles north of Decatur near the Tennessee state line along […]


Sheffield…Did You Know?

July 22, 2018

NOTE:  Alabama celebrates their bicentennial this year.  QCDNews presents Interesting Facts about some of North Alabama’s cities. Did You know…In 1883, Alfred Moses and Walter Gordon purchased 2,700 acres of land and created the Sheffield Land, Iron, and Coal company to hold a land sale and build an industrial city. The city, named in honor […]


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