If you have a little one that loves fun facts, then these Alabama Facts coloring pages are a great activity for you!
We put these historical facts in two coloring pages that you can print and color as you learn. Isn’t that so much fun?
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Did you know that Alabama is known as the Cotton State? And that the Alabama River is the longest river in Alabama, flowing for over 300 miles before emptying into Mobile Bay near the Gulf of Mexico? And that Dothan, AL, is the peanut capital of the world?
We have more cool facts about the rich history of Alabama! Keep reading to learn more about it.
12 Interesting Facts about Alabama FOR KIDS
- Alabama is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered by Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and Mississippi.
- Alabama is the 30th largest state by area of the U.S. states, with an area of approximately 52,419 square miles.
- Alabama is sometimes called the Heart of Dixie or the Yellowhammer State, the latter named after the state bird, which is also known as the Northern Flicker.
- Helen Keller, the renowned author and activist who was both deaf and blind, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.
- The largest city in Alabama is Huntsville, with 216,963 people.
- The state of Alabama is the only state in the United States to have an alcoholic beverage as its official state drink, the Conecuh Ridge Whiskey.
- The official state song is “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
- Alabama is the 22nd state to join the United States, having been admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819.
- Alabama was the first state to declare Christmas a legal holiday in 1836.
- The Civil Rights Movement and the American civil war significantly impacted Alabama, with several key events taking place in the U.S. state, including Rosa Parks’ famous refusal to give up her seat which led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott led by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Harper Lee, the author of the classic novel to Kill a Mockingbird, was born in Monroeville, Alabama.
- Hernando de Soto was one of the first Europeans to explore the area that is now Alabama in the 16th century, leading the first European expedition to cross the Mississippi River.
- The Wright Brothers established their first civil aviation school in Montgomery, Alabama in 1910, which was the first of its kind in the world, making it a big deal.
- Fort Payne is located in the northeastern parts of Alabama, and is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities.
- Windshield wipers were invented by Mary Anderson in Birmingham, Alabama in 1903.
- The monarch butterfly can be found in every county of Alabama.
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Facts about Alabama coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.
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