|Nickname: "Rocket City"|
|Coordinates: 34°42′49″N 86°35′10″W / 34.71361, -86.58611|
| - Mayor||Loretta Spencer|
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|Elevation||600 ft (193 m)|
| - City||168,132|
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|Website: http://www.hsvcity.com/|Huntsville, Alabama
), near the Tennessee
border, is north of Birmingham
and northeast of Decatur
, across the Tennessee River
flowing northwest. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States. Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County. Decatur is a city in Limestone and Morgan Counties in the US state of Alabama. The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River.
Huntsville is a city in Madison County in the U.S. state of Alabama, and the county seat of Madison County. Madison County is a County of the US state of Alabama, and is a major part of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States.  Huntsville is the largest city in northern Alabama in a region of a half-million people, with the city proper having 168,132 residents (2006 estimate). North Alabama is a region of the US state of Alabama, generally considered to include 12 counties: Cherokee, Colbert,  Started with a single cabin in 1805, the city was incorporated six years later as Twickenham. However, it was renamed "Huntsville" (after first settler John Hunt) during the War of 1812, and has grown across nearby hills and along the Tennessee River, adding textile mills, then munitions factories, to become a major city, hosting the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. A textile is a flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial Fibres often referred to as thread or Yarn. Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term derived from the French language la munition which The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program George C Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion Shuttle external fuel Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama
Huntsville is the largest core city of the four-county large Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Counties Lawrence Limestone Madison Morgan Metropolitan areas
As of the 2000 census, the population of Huntsville was 164,570. As of 2006 Census estimates the Huntsville Metropolitan Area had a population of 368,661 with the city proper having 168,132 residents.  Huntsville, and its cross-river neighbor Decatur, combine their separate metro areas to form the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2004, had a total population of 510,088. Decatur is a city in Limestone and Morgan Counties in the US state of Alabama. Counties Lawrence Limestone Madison Morgan Metropolitan areas
The Big Spring, basis of street plan in Twickenham (renamed in 1812 to "Huntsville").
Huntsville is named after Revolutionary War veteran John Hunt, the first settler of the land around the Big Spring. Big Spring International Park (or Big Spring Park, for short is located in downtown Huntsville Alabama. However, Hunt did not properly register his claim, and the area was purchased by Leroy Pope, who imposed the name Twickenham on the area to honor the home village of his distant kinsman Alexander Pope. LeRoy Pope ( Jan 30 1765 – June 17 1844) was a prominent American planter lawyer and early settler of Madison County Alabama Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744 is generally regarded as the greatest English Poet of the eighteenth century best known for his Satirical
Twickenham was carefully planned, with streets laid out on the northeast to southwest direction based on the Big Spring (see images below). However, due to anti-English sentiment during the War of 1812, the name was changed to Huntsville to honor John Hunt, who had been forced to move to other land south of the new city.
Both John Hunt and Leroy Pope were Freemasons and charter members of Helion Lodge #1. Helion Lodge #1 is a Masonic lodge in Huntsville Alabama. It is the oldest lodge of Freemasons in the state 
In 1811, Huntsville became the first incorporated town in Alabama. Year 1811 ( MDCCCXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year However, the recognized "birth" year of the city is 1805, the year of John Hunt's arrival. Year 1805 ( MDCCCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or The city's sesquicentennial anniversary was held in 1955 and the bicentennial was celebrated in 2005. An anniversary (from the Latin anniversarius, from the words for year and to turn meaning (returning yearly known in English since c. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Huntsville's quick growth was from wealth generated by the cotton and railroad industries. Cotton is a soft staple Fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant ( Gossypium sp Many wealthy planters moved into the area from Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas. In 1819, Huntsville hosted a constitutional convention in Walker Allen's large cabinetmaking shop. Year 1819 ( MDCCCXIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar in the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year The forty-four delegates meeting there wrote a constitution for the new state of Alabama. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. In accordance with the new state constitution, Huntsville became Alabama's first capital when the state was admitted to the Union. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the This was a temporary designation for one legislative session only, and the capital was then moved to another temporary location, Cahawba, until the legislature selected a permanent capital. Cahaba, also spelled Cahawba, was the first permanent state Capital of Alabama from 1820 to 1825 (Today, the capital is Montgomery. Montgomery (məntˈgəmɜriː is the Capital, second most populous city and the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the Southern U )
Bird's Eye View of 1871 Huntsville, Alabama.
In 1855, the Memphis and Charleston Railroad was constructed through Huntsville, becoming the first railway to link the Atlantic seacoast with the Mississippi River. Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year 1885MemphisandCharlestonYard-Memphisjpg|thumb|left|Memphis Yard in 1885]]The Memphis and Charleston Railroad, completed in 1857 was the first Railroad in the United States Huntsville initially opposed secession from the Union in 1861, but provided many men for the state's defense when Abraham Lincoln called for an invasion of the South. Year 1861 ( MDCCCLXI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal The 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, led by Col. Egbert J. Jones of Huntsville, distinguished itself at the Battle of Mannasas/Bull Run, the first major encounter of the American Civil War. Background Brig Gen Irvin McDowell was appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to command the Army of Northeastern Virginia. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The Fourth Alabama Infantry, which contained two Huntsville companies, were the first Alabama troops to fight in the war and were present at the end when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox in April 1865. Year 1865 ( MDCCCLXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Eight generals of the war were born in or near Huntsville, evenly split with four on each side.
On the morning of April 11, 1862, Union troops led by General Ormsby M. Mitchel seized Huntsville to sever the Confederacy's rail communications. Events 491 - Flavius Anastasius becomes Byzantine Emperor, with the name of Anastasius I. Year 1862 was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting on Monday Ormbsy MacKnight (or McKnight Mitchel ( July 20, 1805 &ndash October 30, 1862) was an American Astronomer and major The Union troops were forced to retreat some months later, but returned to Huntsville in the fall of 1863 and thereafter used the city as a base of operations for the remainder of the war. While many homes and villages in the surrounding countryside were burned in retaliation for the active guerrilla warfare in the area, Huntsville itself was spared because it housed the occupying Union Army.
After the Civil War
at Merrimac Mills in Huntsville, November 1910. Child labor is the employment of Children at regular and sustained labour
Photographed by Lewis Hine
. Lewis Wickes Hine ( September 26, 1874 – November 3, 1940) was an American Photographer.
After the Civil War, Huntsville became a center for cotton textile mills, such as Lincoln, Dallas and Merrimack. Each mill had its own housing community that included everything the mill workers needed (schools, churches, grocery stores, theatres, and hardware stores, all within walking distance of the mill).
Great Depression 1930s
During the 1930s, industry declined in Huntsville due to the Great Depression. Huntsville became known as the Watercress Capital of the World because of its abundant harvest in the area. Watercresses ( Nasturtium officinale, N microphyllum; formerly Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum, R Madison County led Alabama in cotton production during this time. Cotton is a soft staple Fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant ( Gossypium sp 
World War II
By 1940, Huntsville was still a small quiet town with a population of only 13,150 inhabitants. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This quickly changed at the onset of World War II, when Huntsville was chosen as the location of Redstone Arsenal, with its numerous munitions manufacturing plants. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Arsenal was almost closed in 1949 when it was no longer needed, but it saw new life when General H. Year 1949 ( MCMXLIX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. N. Toftoy with support from Senator John Sparkman convinced the U. S. Army to choose Huntsville as the location for its missile research program. In 1950, General Toftoy brought German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun and his colleagues to Redstone Arsenal to develop what would eventually become the United States' space program. Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23 1912 &ndash June 16 1977 a German rocket physicist and astronautics engineer became one of the leading figures in Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program
Historic rockets in Rocket Park
of the US Space and Rocket Center
, Huntsville, Alabama. A rocket garden is a display of Missiles Sounding rockets or space launchers usually in an outdoor setting The US Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville Alabama.
On September 8, 1960, U. Events 70 - Roman forces under Titus sack Jerusalem. 1264 - The Statute of Kalisz Year 1960 ( MCMLX) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower formally dedicated the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general George C Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion Shuttle external fuel (NASA had already activated this facility, which is located on Redstone Arsenal, on July 1 of that year. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. )
Huntsville is thus home to both Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Space Flight Center, and is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U. Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama George C Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion Shuttle external fuel S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s, when the German scientists headed by Dr. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Wernher von Braun, brought to the United States at the end of World War II through Operation Paperclip, arrived to develop rocketry for the U. Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23 1912 &ndash June 16 1977 a German rocket physicist and astronautics engineer became one of the leading figures in The United States of America —commonly referred to as the World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Operation Paperclip (also Project Paperclip) was the code name for the O S. Army. Their work included designing the Redstone ballistic missile, a variant of which, the Juno I, carried the first U. First launched in 1953 the American Redstone Rocket (Redstone missile was a direct descendant of the German V-2. The Juno I was a satellite Launch vehicle, derived from and commonly confused with the Jupiter-C sounding rocket S. satellite and astronauts into space.
The Saturn V, utilized by the Apollo program manned Moon missions, was developed from the Redstone Arsenal. The Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder (honorary Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-098 is a Space Shuttle simulator made of Steel and Wood US Space Camp is hosted by the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. The Saturn V (pronounced 'Saturn Five' popularly known as the Moon Rocket was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable Rocket used by NASA 's Huntsville continues to play an important role in the United States' Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs. NASA 's Space Shuttle, officially called the Space Transportation System ( STS) is the Spacecraft currently used by the United States It is estimated that 1 in 13 of Huntsville's population are employed in some engineering field of work.
Huntsville's economy was nearly crippled and growth came to a near standstill in the 1970s following the closure of the Apollo program, but the emergence of the Space Shuttle and the ever-expanding field of missile defense in the 1980s helped give Huntsville a resurgence that continues to this day. Missile defense is a system weapon or technology involved in the detection tracking interception and destruction of attacking Missiles Originally conceived as a defence against The city continues to be the center of rocket-propulsion research in the United States, and is home to large branches of many defense contractors. A defense contractor (or defence contractor, also sometimes called a military contractor) is a Business organization or individual that provides products
Huntsville is also the location of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM). The United States Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM is the U Huntsville's contributions to United States Cold War missile armament and technology earned it a "red star" designation as a target of the Soviet Union in the event of a nuclear exchange, fourth behind only New York City, Washington, DC, and NORAD. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The City of New York Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D
Huntsville is located at 34°42' North, 86°35' West (34. 7, -86. 6).
According to the Huntsville Times from Tuesday April 15, 2008, the city now has a total area of 202 square miles (451. The Huntsville Times is the daily morning Newspaper of record for the city of Huntsville Alabama and its surrounding areas The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²). Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of Recent annexations into Limestone County have pushed Huntsville City to a total of 4. 5 square miles inside Limestone County and officially abuts Huntsville to Athens, a city to the west.
Huntsville is located in the Tennessee River Valley. The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. Several mesas and large hills partially surround the city. A mesa ( Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic for "table" is an elevated area of land with a flat top and sides that are usually steep cliffs These mesas are associated with the Cumberland Plateau, and are locally called "mountains. The Cumberland Plateau is the southern part of the Appalachian Plateau. " Monte Sano (Italian for "Mountain of Health") is the most notable, and is east of the city along with Round Top (Burritt), Chapman, Huntsville, and Green Mountains. Monte Sano is a horseshoe-shaped mountain in Madison County, Alabama beside the city of Huntsville. Others are Wade Mountain to the north, Rainbow Mountain to the west, and Weeden and Madkin Mountains on Redstone Arsenal in the south. Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama Brindlee Mountain is visible in the south across the Tennessee River. Brindley Mountain, also spelled Brindlee Mountain, is an isolated portion of the Appalachian Plateau in northern Alabama.
As with other areas along the Cumberland Plateau, the land around Huntsville is karst in nature. Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble Bedrock, usually Carbonate rock such as Limestone Huntsville was founded around the Big Spring, which is a typical karst spring, and many caves perforate the limestone bedrock underneath the city, as is common in karst areas. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter The headquarters of the National Speleological Society are located in Huntsville. The National Speleological Society (NSS is an organization formed in 1941 to advance the exploration conservation study and understanding of Caves in the United States
Huntsville has a humid subtropical climate. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters It experiences hot, humid summers and generally mild winters, with average high temperatures ranging from 89. 0 °F (31. 6 C) in the summer to 49. 0 °F (9. 4 C) during winter. Some years, Huntsville experiences tornadoes during the spring and fall. A tornado is a violent rotating column of air which is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a Cumulonimbus cloud or in rare cases the base of a Cumulus Significant tornado events include the Super Outbreak in 1974, the November 1989 Tornado Outbreak that killed 21 and injured almost 500, and the Anderson Hills Tornado that killed one and caused extensive damage in 1995. The Super Outbreak is the largest Tornado outbreak on record for a single 24-hour period Note the following text and pictures were adapted from public domain National Weather Service documents Note The following is adapted from a National Weather Service report about the Anderson Hills tornado Since Huntsville is nearly 300 miles (480 km) inland, hurricanes are rarely experienced with their full force; however, many weakened tropical storms cross the area after a U.S. Gulf Coast landfall. A tropical cyclone is a storm system characterized by a low pressure center and numerous Thunderstorms that produce strong winds and Flooding The Gulf Coast region of the United States comprises the coasts of states which border the Gulf of Mexico. While most winters have some measurable snow, significant snow is rare in Huntsville; but there have been some anomalies, like the 1963 New Years Day snowstorm, when 17 inches (43 cm) fell within 24 hours. Likewise, the Blizzard of 1993 and a Groundhog Day snowstorm in 1996 were substantial winter events for Huntsville. The Storm of the Century, also known as the ’93 Superstorm, No-Name Hurricane, the White Hurricane, or the ( Great) Blizzard Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated in United States and Canada on February 2. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) However, as of the winter of 2007-08, Huntsville has gone 12 years without any significant snowfall (>4 inches).
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As of the census of 2000, there were 158,216 people living within the city limits. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. There are 66,742 households and 41,713 families residing in the city. The population density was 909. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (351. 0/km²). There were 73,670 housing units at an average density of 423. 3/sq mi (163. 4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 64. 47% White, 30. 21% Black or African American, 0. 54% Native American, 2. 22% Asian, 0. 06% Pacific Islander, 0. 66% from other races, and 1. 84% from two or more races. 2. 04% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 66,742 households out of which 27. 6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45. 5% are married couples living together, 13. 7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37. 5% are non-families. 32. 3% of all households are made up of individuals and 9. 2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2. 29 and the average family size is 2. 91.
Huntsville, Alabama Demographic Distribution
|Distribution %||23. 1||10. 7||29. 3||23. 4||13. 4|
Huntsville, Alabama Sex Ratio & Income Distribution
|Median Age = 37|
|Sex Ratio F:M = 100:92. In Probability theory and Statistics, a median is described as the number separating the higher half of a sample a population or a Probability distribution 8|
|Sex Ratio age 18+ F:M = 100:89. 7|
|Median Income = 41,074|
|Family Median Income = 52,202|
|Male Median Income = 40,003|
|Female Median Income = 26,085|
|Per capita Income = 24,015|
|Percent Below poverty = 12. Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head with Per meaning 'through' or 'by' The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8|
|Age < 18 Below Poverty = 18. 7|
|Age 65+ Below Poverty = 9. 0|
Politics and government
Huntsville's Administration Building, also known as City Hall
The current mayor of Huntsville is Loretta Spencer, who was elected in 1996 and is the first female mayor of the city. Loretta Purdy Spencer is the Mayor of Huntsville Alabama. Her first term began October 4, 1996, and her current term ends in October 2008 The city has a five-member/district City Council. The current members are: District 1 (Northwest)- Richard Showers, Sr. ; District 2 (East)- Mark Russell (President); District 3 (Southeast)- Sandra Moon; District 4 (Southwest)- Bill Kling; District 5 (West)- Glenn Watson. Council elections are "staggered", meaning that Districts 1 and 5 will have elections simultaneously with mayoral elections in 2008, while Districts 2, 3, and 4 will have elections in August 2010.
There are also many boards and commissions run by the city, controlling everything from schools and planning to museums and downtown development.
See also: List of mayors of Huntsville, Alabama
In 2007, Mayor Loretta Spencer combined the police, fire, and animal services departments to create the Department of Public Safety. This is a list of Mayors that served the city of Huntsville Alabama. The former chief of police, Rex Reynolds, was appointed as its director. The new department has nearly 900 employees and an annual budget of $63 million.
The Huntsville Fire Department has 19 engine companies, 4 ladder/rescue companies, and 2 hazardous materials companies located in 17 stations throughout the city of Huntsville. Many Huntsville firefighters are also members of the regional Hazardous Materials and Heavy Rescue response teams. The current chief is Danny Loggins.
The Huntsville Police Department has 3 precincts and 1 downtown HQ, 360 sworn officers, 150 civilian personnel, and patrols an area of 194. 7+ square miles (this number has grown due to recent annexations). The current chief is Henry Reyes.
The Huntsville Police Academy is one of the oldest police academies in the United States. To date the Academy has completed 46 basic academies, and most recently the 47th Lateral Session. On May 8, 2006 the Huntsville Police Academy began the 47th Basic Session. Events 589 - Reccared summons the Third Council of Toledo 1450 - Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Until the 47th Lateral Session, academies were held at the Old Huntsville Airport on Airport Rd. After the gradation of the 46th Session, the academy moved to the Public Safety Training Complex on Sparkman Drive, which is also home to the Huntsville Fire Academy.
Huntsville's main economic influence is derived from aerospace and military technology. Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park (CRP), and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center comprise the main hubs for the area's technology-driven economy. Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama Cummings Research Park, located primarily in the city of Huntsville Alabama is the second largest Research park in the United States, and the fourth largest The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program George C Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion Shuttle external fuel CRP is the second largest research park in the United States and the fourth largest in the world, and is over 38 years old. Huntsville is also home for commercial technology companies such as the network access company ADTRAN, computer graphics company Intergraph and design and manufacturer of IT infrastructure Avocent. ADTRAN Inc is a global provider of networking and communications equipment with more than 1600 products for use in the Last mile of telecommunications networks Intergraph Corporation is a software company with 3879 employees worldwide (2008 Avocent Corporation ( is an information technology products manufacturer headquartered in Huntsville Alabama. Telecommunications provider Deltacom, Inc. and copper tube manufacturer and distributor Wolverine Tube are also based in Huntsville. Deltacom Inc ( formerly ITC^DeltaCom Inc is a regional CLEC operating in the Southern United States. Sanmina-SCI also has a large presence in the area. Sanmina-SCI Corporation ( is a global Electronics manufacturing services (EMS provider headquartered in San Jose California that serves Original equipment Forty-two Fortune 500 companies have operations in Huntsville. Please do not add the complete list of fortune 500 companies The list is copyrighted by Fortune which makes money by selling the content
In 2005, Forbes Magazine named the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area as 6th best place in the nation for doing business, and number one in terms of the number of engineers per total employment. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly Counties Lawrence Limestone Madison Morgan Metropolitan areas In 2006, Huntsville dropped to 14th; the prevalence of engineers was not considered in the 2006 ranking.
Huntsville is fast becoming a regional retail center. There are many strip malls and "power centers" throughout the city. Huntsville has two malls- Madison Square Mall, built in 1984, and Parkway Place, built in 2002 on the site of the former Parkway City Mall. Madison Square Mall is Huntsville Alabama 's largest enclosed shopping center encompassing over. Parkway Place is an upscale Shopping mall in Huntsville Alabama. The city also has a lifestyle center called Bridge Street Town Centre, built in 2007, in Cummings Research Park. Bridge Street Town Centre is an upscale lifestyle center in Huntsville Alabama. Cummings Research Park, located primarily in the city of Huntsville Alabama is the second largest Research park in the United States, and the fourth largest Another "live, work, and play" center is being constructed on the former site of the Heart of Huntsville Mall. It is to be called Constellation with ground breaking in Fall 2007 and scheduled completion by 2010. 
Electricity, water, and natural gas are all provided in Huntsville by Huntsville Utilities (HU). HU gets its power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, or TVA for short. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA is a federally owned Corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide TVA has two plants that provide electricity to the Huntsville area- Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Limestone County and Guntersville Dam in Marshall County. The Browns Ferry Nuclear power plant is located on the Tennessee River near Decatur and Athens, Alabama, on the north side ( Right Nuclear power is any Nuclear technology designed to extract usable Energy from atomic nuclei via controlled Nuclear reactions Limestone County is a County of the US state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Guntersville Dam is a Dam in Marshall County in the US state of Alabama. Marshall County is a County of the US state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. A third, Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant in Jackson County, was built in the 1980s but was never activated. The Tennessee Valley Authority 's Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station is located in Hollywood Alabama. Jackson County is a County of the US state of Alabama, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Metro Area. Due to the rapid growth of the region, TVA has plans to eventually activate the plant.
Telephone service in Huntsville is provided by AT&T,Knology and Comcast . Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and Knology Inc is a cable company that formed in 1994 by ITC Holding Company Inc, a telecommunications holding company in West Point Georgia that also Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone Huntsville has 2 cable providers in the city limits. They are Comcast and Knology (Mediacom in rural outlying areas). Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone Knology Inc is a cable company that formed in 1994 by ITC Holding Company Inc, a telecommunications holding company in West Point Georgia that also
Huntsville is served by several U. S. Highways, including 72, 231, 431 and an Interstate highway spur, I-565, that links the two cities of Huntsville and Decatur to I-65. US Route 72 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 337 miles (542 km from southeast Tennessee through northern Alabama and northern US Route 231 is a spur of US Route 31. It currently runs for 912 miles (1467 km from St There is a low clearence on US 431 in Central City KY It is.1 mile South of KY 70 The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) Interstate 565 (I-565 is a 22-mile (35 km long Interstate spur that connects Interstate 65 (I-65 in Decatur Alabama with U Decatur is a city in Limestone and Morgan Counties in the US state of Alabama. Interstate 65 (I-65 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States. Alabama Highway 53 also connects the city with I-65 in Ardmore, Tennessee. State Route 53 (SR-53 is a 345-mile State highway in the US state of Alabama. Interstate 65 (I-65 is a major Interstate Highway in the United States. Ardmore is a city in Giles and Lincoln counties in the US state of Tennessee. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States.
Public transit in Huntsville is run by the city's Department of Parking and Public Transit. The Huntsville Shuttle runs 11 fixed routes throughout the city, mainly around downtown and major shopping areas like Memorial Parkway and University Drive and has recently expanded some of the buses to include bike racks on the front for a trial program. The Huntsville Shuttle fixed-route bus system began in 1990 in response to the growing population and congestion of the city of Huntsville Alabama. Memorial Parkway (colloquially The Parkway or Parkway) is a major thoroughfare in Huntsville, Alabama. There is also a Tourist Trolley that makes stops at tourist attractions and shopping centers. The city also runs HandiRide, a demand-response transit system for the handicapped, and RideShare, a county-wide carpooling program.
Huntsville has two active commercial rail lines. The mainline is run by Norfolk Southern, which runs from Memphis, TN to Chattanooga. This article is about the present railroad formed in 1990 For the former regional railroad in Virginia and North Carolina a small part of the new one see Norfolk Southern Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County.
Another rail line, formerly part of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, successor to the Nashville, Chattanooga and Saint Louis Railroad, is being operated by HMCRA (Huntsville-Madison County Railroad Authority). The line connects to the Norfolk Southern line downtown and runs 13 miles (21 km) South, passing near Ditto Landing on the Tennessee River, and terminating at Norton Switch, near Hobbs Island. The Tennessee River is the largest tributary of the Ohio River. This service, in continuous operation since 1894, presently hauls freight and provides transloading facilities at its downtown depot location. For the data Downloading process see Sideload. Transloading is the process that occurs when a Shipment must be transferred from one mode Until the mid-fifties, L & N provided freight and passenger service to Guntersville and points South. The rail cars were loaded onto barges at Hobbs Island. The barge tows were taken through the Guntersville Dam & Locks and discharged at Port Guntersville. Remnants of the track supporting piers still remain in the river just upstream from Hobbs Island. The service ran twice daily. L & N abandoned the line in 1984 at which time it was acquired by the newly-created HMCRA, a State Agency.
The North Alabama Railroad Museum in Chase maintains a line once owned by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States. The museum runs weekend tourist rides along a short track in Northeast Madison County.
The inland Port of Huntsville combines the Huntsville International Airport, International Intermodal Center, and Jetplex Industrial Park. The Port of Huntsville is an inland port located in Huntsville Alabama that consists of the Huntsville International Airport International Huntsville International Airport, also known as Carl T Jones Field, is an Airport located 9 miles (14 km southwest of the Central business district The intermodal terminal transfers truck and train cargo. The port has on-site U.S. Customs and USDA inspectors and is Foreign Trade Zone No. Until March 2003 the United States Customs Service was the portion of the U A free port ( porto franco) or free zone (US Foreign-Trade Zone is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location 83.
Huntsville International Airport is served by several regional and national carriers (including Delta, Northwest, US Air, Continental, United, and American) and offers non-stop flights to many airports across the Eastern U. Huntsville International Airport, also known as Carl T Jones Field, is an Airport located 9 miles (14 km southwest of the Central business district S. However, Huntsville International gets its name because of its reputation as a cargo transport hub. Many delivery companies have hubs in Huntsville, making delivery flights to Europe, Asia, and Mexico. Port of Huntsville website
Media and communications
The Huntsville Times has been Huntsville's only daily newspaper since 1996, when the Huntsville News closed. The Huntsville Times is the daily morning Newspaper of record for the city of Huntsville Alabama and its surrounding areas Before then, the News was the morning paper, and the Times was the afternoon paper until 2004. The Huntsville Times has a weekday circulation of 60,000, which rises to 80,000 on Sundays.
A few alternative newspapers are available in Huntsville. The Valley Planet covers entertainment in the Huntsville area. The Redstone Rocket is a newspaper distributed throughout Redstone Arsenal's housing area covering activities on Redstone. Speakin' Out News is a weekly newspaper focused on African Americans. El Reportero is a Spanish-language newspaper for North Alabama.
- See also: List of radio stations in Alabama
Huntsville is the 113th largest radio market. The following is a list of FCC -licensed Radio stations in the U  Huntsville's National Weather Service forecast and warning station broadcasts as KIH20. KIH20 (162400 MHz is a NOAA Weather Radio station that serves the greater Huntsville Alabama, area Huntsville also receives several radio stations from Birmingham and Nashville. Birmingham (ˈbɝmɪŋhæm is the largest City in the US state of Alabama and is the County seat of Jefferson County.
The Huntsville DMA serves 15 counties in North Alabama and 6 counties in Southern Middle Tennessee. Tennessee ( is a state located in the Southern United States.
- WTZT 11 Independent (Athens)
- WHDF 15/DT 14 The CW (Florence)
- WHNT 19/DT 59 CBS
- WHIQ 25/DT 24 PBS/Alabama Public Television
- WAAY 31/DT 32 ABC
- W38BQ 38 3ABN
- WAFF 48/DT 49 NBC
- WZDX 54/DT 41 FOX
- WAMY DT 54. WTZT-CA, known under the branding ZTV11, is a Class A Television station in Athens Alabama, broadcasting locally on channel 11 as an affiliate of WHDF is The CW affiliate in northern Alabama, airing on channel 15 The CW Television Network ( The CW) is a Television network in the United States launched at the beginning of the 2006-2007 television season. WHNT-TV is the CBS television affiliate in Huntsville Alabama, airing on UHF Channel 19 CBS Broadcasting Inc ( CBS) is an American radio and Television network. Alabama Public Television is a network of PBS member stations serving the US state of Alabama. The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the Alabama Public Television is a network of PBS member stations serving the US state of Alabama. WAAY-TV is an ABC -affiliated Television station, broadcasting on channel 31 from Huntsville Alabama. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Three Angels Broadcasting Network, or 3ABN for short is a nonprofit 24-hour television and Radio networks which primarily focuses on Christian WAFF is the NBC television affiliate for Huntsville Alabama. Broadcasting on UHF channel 48 the station serves the northern fifth of Alabama The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's WZDX, channel 54 is the Fox -affiliated Television station for Huntsville Alabama. "WAMY-TV" is the MyNetworkTV -affiliated Television station for Huntsville Alabama. 2 My Network TV
- WYAM-LP 51 Worship/Praise (Decatur)
There are 6 movie theaters located in Huntsville. MyNetworkTV (unofficially abbreviated MyNet or MNT) is a Television network in the United States, owned by the Fox Broadcasting Company WYAM-LP channel 51 is a a low-powered religious Television station based in Priceville Alabama, owned by Decatur Communications Properties They are:
Feature films shot in Huntsville
A few feature films have been shot in Huntsville, including Like Moles, Like Rats (2006), Air Band (2005), and Constellation (2005). Rave Motion Pictures, often called Rave is an upscale Movie theater company formed in 1999. Regal Entertainment Group ( is the largest Movie theatre chain in North America, operating 6423 screens in 529 locations in 41 U Regal Entertainment Group ( is the largest Movie theatre chain in North America, operating 6423 screens in 529 locations in 41 U The US Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville Alabama. Carmike Cinemas is a Movie theatre Corporation headquartered in Columbus Georgia in the United States of America. Constellation is a film that had a limited release in 2007 after debuting in several film festivals  Portions of the film SpaceCamp (1986) were filmed at Huntsville's U.S. Space and Rocket Center at the eponymous facility. This article is about the 1986 film See US Space Camp for the article about the camp in Huntsville Alabama The US Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville Alabama. The U. S. Space and Rocket Center stood in for NASA in the 1989 movie Beyond the Stars starring Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, and Sharon Stone. Beyond the Stars is a 1989 Drama film written and directed by David Saperstein and starred Martin Sheen, Christian Slater Martin Sheen (born Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez on August 3, 1940) is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning American Actor who earned Christian Slater (born August 18, 1969) is an American Actor who has starred in films such as Heathers, Sharon Vonne Stone (born March 10, 1958) is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -winning Actress, producer, and former Parts of Tom and Huck (1995) were filmed in Cathedral Caverns, located on the outskirts of Huntsville. Tom and Huck is a 1995 Disney film starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Brad Renfro, Joey Stinson, and Rachael Leigh Cathedral Caverns State Park is located within Woodville, Alabama city limits Following in the motif of the "Rocket City," Columbia Pictures filmed Ravagers (1979) in The Land Trust's Historic Three Caves Quarry, at the U. S. Space and Rocket Center, and on location at an antebellum home located next door to Lee High School. This cult classic starred Richard Harris, Ernest Borgnine, Ann Turkel, Art Carney and Cecily Hovanes. Richard St John Harris ( October 1 1930 - October 25 2002) was a two-time Academy Award -nominated and Grammy Award Ermes Effron Borgnino (born January 24 1917 better known by his stage name Ernest Borgnine, is an American Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Ann Turkel (born July 16, 1946 in New York, US) is an Actress, Dancer, Singer, Writer, producer Arthur William Matthew “Art” Carney ( November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003) was an Academy Award - and Emmy Award -winning
Huntsville's legacy in the space program continues to draw film producers looking for background material for space-themed films. During the pre-production of the film Apollo 13 (1995), the cast and crew spent time at Space Camp and Marshall Space Flight Center preparing for their roles. US Space Camp is hosted by the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. George C Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC the original home of NASA, is a lead center for propulsion, Space Shuttle propulsion Shuttle external fuel Space Camp also garnered a mention in the film Stranger than Fiction. Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American Dramedy Film. The film is directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach
The majority of K-12 students in Huntsville attend Huntsville City Schools.  Nearly 25,000 students attend Huntsville City Schools. There are 29 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 7 high schools. Included in those numbers are 2 magnet elementary schools (The Academy for Academics and Arts and the Academy for Science and Foreign Language), 3 magnet middle school (Williams Technology, The Academy for Academics and Arts, and the Academy for Science and Foreign Language), and 2 magnet high schools (New Century Technology and Lee). About 21 private, parochial, and religious schools also serve students ages pre-K-12.
- Public 
- Blossomwood Elementary
- Chaffee Elementary
- Challenger Elementary
- Chapman Elementary
- East Clinton Elementary
- Farley Elementary
- Hampton Cove Elementary
- Highlands Elementary
- Jones Valley Elementary
- Lakewood Elementary
- Lincoln Elementary
- Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
- McDonnell Elementary
- Monte Sano Elementary
- Montview Elementary
- Morris Elementary
- Mountain Gap Elementary
- Providence K-8
- Ridgecrest Elementary
- Rolling Hills Elementary
- Terry Heights Elementary
- University Place Elementary
- Weatherly Elementary
- West Huntsville Elementary
- West Mastin Lake Elementary
- Whitesburg Elementary
- Williams K-8
- Randolph School
- Faith Christian Academy K-12 
- Greengate School for Dyslexia 
- Hampton Cove Christian Academy K-3 
- Holy Family School 
- Oakwood Elementary 
- Providence Classical School 
- Schola Maxima 
- Valley Fellowship Christian Academy 
- Whitesburg Christian Academy 
- Public 
- Challenger Middle
- Chapman Middle
- Davis Hills Middle
- Ed White Middle
- Hampton Cove Middle
- Huntsville Middle
- Mountain Gap Middle
- Providence K-8
- Stone Middle
- Westlawn Middle
- Whitesburg Middle
- Williams Technology Middle School
- Public 
- Huntsville High School 
- J. Virgil I Grissom High School is a Public high school in Huntsville Alabama with approximately 2000 students in grades 9 - 12 from O. Johnson High School 
- Lee High School 
- New Century Technology High School 
- Seldon Center 
- Islamic Academy Of Huntsville
Huntsville's higher education institutions include:
- Alabama A&M University;
- The University of Alabama in Huntsville;
- Oakwood University, and
- J.F. Drake State Technical College. Catholic High School is a Coed grades 9 - 12 College preparatory school located in Huntsville, Alabama. Oakwood Adventist Academy, also referred to as Oakwood Academy or OAA is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational K-12 school located on the campus of Oakwood Randolph School is an American independent private kindergarten-through-12th-grade college preparatory school chartered in 1959 in Huntsville, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is an accredited public historically black university, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAH or UAHuntsville) is a state-supported public, Coeducational University Oakwood University of Seventh-day Adventists, commonly referred to as Oakwood University is a historically black University located in Huntsville Alabama
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is the largest university serving the greater Huntsville area. The research-intensive university has more than 7,200 students. Approximately half of the university’s graduates earn a degree in engineering or science, making the university one of the largest producers of engineers and physical scientists in Alabama.
Oakwood University, founded in 1896, is a Seventh-day Adventist university and a member institution of the United Negro College Fund. It is one of the nation's leading producers of successful Black applicants to medical schools. Also, the school is home to the USCAA National Basketball Champions (2008) and the winning team of the 19th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament (2008).
Numerous colleges and universities have satellite locations or extensions in Huntsville:
- Huntsville Regional Medical Campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine ;
- Calhoun Community College's two sites (Calhoun Cummings Research Park Campus - CRP Website,  & Calhoun Redstone Arsenal Campus - Redstone Arsenal Website);
- Athens State University;
- Georgia Institute of Technology's two sites  ;
- Faulkner University;
- Columbia College;
- Virginia College;
- Florida Institute of Technology, and
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Calhoun Community College is a two-year institution of higher learning located in Decatur Alabama, United States John C Calhoun Community College System is located within the 2nd largest Research Park in the country Cummings Research Park. This extension of the Calhoun Community College System is located in the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville Alabama, United States. Athens State University located in Athens Alabama, USA, is a two-year upper level university The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly known as Georgia Tech, or Tech, is a public, Coeducational Research university in Faulkner University is a private Christian University, located in Montgomery Alabama, USA, and affiliated with the Church of Columbia College (also called Columbia College of Missouri) is a private co-educational Liberal arts University based in Columbia Missouri Virginia College is a chain of private for-profit post-secondary institutions located primarily in the Southeastern United States. Florida Institute of Technology, also known as Florida Tech, is a private independent technical university located in Melbourne Florida. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ( ERAU) is a private, Coeducational University with a history dating from the early days of aviation
One of two local hospitals, Huntsville Hospital also has an accredited school of radiologic technology. The Huntsville Hospital System also known as Huntsville Hospital is a Hospital Campus consisting of several sites and buildings in the Medical District Radiology is the medical specialty directing Medical imaging technologies to diagnose and treat diseases 
- Twickenham Historic District was chosen as the name of the first of three of the city's historic districts. Twickenham Historic District was the first historic district designated in Huntsville Alabama. It features homes in the Federal and Greek Revival architectural styles introduced to the city by Virginia-born architect George Steele about 1818, and contains the most dense concentration of antebellum homes in Alabama. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction The 1819 Weeden House Museum, home of female artist and poet Howard Weeden, is open to the public, as are several others in the district.
- Old Town Historic District  contains a variety of styles (Federal, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and even California cottages), with homes dating from the late 1820s through the early 1900s. Old Town Historic District was the second historic district in Huntsville Alabama.
- Five Points Historic District , the newest historic district, consists predominantly of bungalows built around the turn of the 20th century, by which time Huntsville was becoming a mill town. Five Points Historic District was the third historic district to be designated in Huntsville Alabama.
The U. S. Space & Rocket Center exhibits a Saturn I
(left, behind trees) and a much larger (and farther back) Saturn V
mock-up along with a number of other rockets illustrating the history of United States space exploration. For the moon of Saturn see Mimas (moon. The Saturn I was the United States' first dedicated "space launcher" a rocket designed The Saturn V (pronounced 'Saturn Five' popularly known as the Moon Rocket was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable Rocket used by NASA 's
A simulator in the foreground was built from an adapter cone from the flight model Saturn V (not pictured).
- U.S. Space & Rocket Center  is home to the U.S. Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs as well as the only Saturn V rocket designated a National Historic Landmark. The US Space & Rocket Center is located in Huntsville Alabama. US Space Camp is hosted by the US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama. The Saturn V (pronounced 'Saturn Five' popularly known as the Moon Rocket was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable Rocket used by NASA 's A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the
- Alabama Constitution Village  features eight reconstructed Federal style buildings, with living-museums displays downtown. The Alabama Constitution Village is a historical Open air museum in Huntsville Alabama that reenacts life in 1819.
- Burritt Museum and Park  located on Monte Sano Mountain, is a regional history museum featuring a 1930s mansion, nature trails, scenic overlooks and more. Monte Sano is a horseshoe-shaped mountain in Madison County, Alabama beside the city of Huntsville.
- Clay House Museum  is an antebellum home built ca. 1853 and showcases decorative styles up to 1950 and an outstanding collection of Noritake Porcelain. ( is one of the Pottery maker The company's head office is in Nagoya in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Porcelain is a Ceramic material made by heating raw materials generally including Clay in the form of Kaolin, in a Kiln to temperatures
- Early Works Museum  is a child friendly interactive museum in downtown Huntsville.
- Harrison Brothers Hardware Store  established in 1879, is the oldest operating hardware store in Alabama. Though now owned and operated by the Historic Huntsville Foundation , it is still a working store, and part museum featuring skilled craftsmen who volunteer to run the store and answer questions.
- The Historic Huntsville Depot  completed in 1860 is the oldest surviving railroad depot in Alabama and one of the oldest surviving depots in the United States. The Huntsville Depot located on the Norfolk Southern Railroad line in downtown Huntsville is the oldest surviving railroad depot in Alabama
- Huntsville Museum of Art  in Big Spring International Park offers permanent displays, traveling exhibitions, and educational programs for children and adults. Huntsville Museum of Art is a Museum located in Huntsville, Alabama.
- Sci-Quest  is an interactive premiere hands-on museum for early childhood education, aged four through sixth grade.
- Monte Sano State Park  has over 2,000 acres (8 km²) and features hiking and bicycling trails, rustic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, campsites, full RV hook-ups, and a recently reconstructed lodge. Monte Sano State Park is a mountaintop retreat combining the history of the park's 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps era cottages with the convenience of a city park Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC) was a Work relief program for young men from unemployed families established on March 21, 1933, by U In North American English the term recreational vehicle, and its acronym RV, are generally used to refer to an enclosed piece of equipment dually used as both 
- Huntsville Botanical Garden features educational programs, woodland paths, broad grassy meadows and stunning floral collections. The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a 112 acres (453000 m² Botanical garden located at 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue Huntsville Alabama, near the U
- Land Trust of Huntsville & North Alabama  is a member supported, non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the natural heritage of the area, and has preserved more than 5,000 acres (9 km²) of open space, wildflower areas, wetlands, working farms and scenic vistas in North Alabama, including 1,000+ acres (2. 4 km²) of the Monte Sano Preserve (Monte Sano Mountain), 1000+ of the Blevins Gap Preserve (Huntsville & Green Mountains), and 813 acres of the Wade Mountain Preserve. Volunteers have created and maintain 33+ miles of public trails - all of which are within the Huntsville city limits.
- The Lydia Gold Skatepark, located at 200 Cleveland Avenue, NW (behind the Historic Huntsville Depot, between Church and Meridian Streets, near I-565) is a FREE venue open to the public from sunup until sundown. In 2003, it was dedicated to the late Lydia Leigh Gold (1953-1993), an area skateboarding activist in the 1980’s and the former owner of “Tattooed Lady Comics and Skateboards. ”
- Big Spring Jam is an annual three-day music festival held on the last full weekend of September in and around Big Spring International Park in downtown Huntsville. Big Spring Jam is an annual three-day Music festival taking place in Huntsville Alabama. It features a diversity of music including rock, country, Christian, kid-friendly, and oldies.
- The Panoply Arts Festival, an annual Huntsville tradition since 1981, is presented by The Arts Council and held the last full weekend of each April in downtown’s Big Spring International Park. This three-day festival features presentations, demonstrations, performances, and workshops while promoting and enhancing the arts. Over the years, Panoply has evolved into one of the region’s largest festivals, featuring activities and events like the “Global Village” – a gateway to the area’s diverse cultures – to free hands-on children’s activities to the “Official Alabama State Fiddling Championship. ” Panoply had a record attendance of about 150,000 in 2008. The Southeast Tourism Society ranked the festival among their “Top Twenty Events” and Gov. Bob Riley recently announced it as one of Alabama’s Top Ten Tourism Events for 2007.
- The June Black Arts Festival is the largest two-day ethnic festival in the Huntsville area. From the performing to the visual arts, it provides a glimpse of the wealth of talent among local, regional & national entertainers & artists within the black community. Begun in 1990 by veteran Huntsville broadcaster Hundley Batts, Sr. , the first 17 events were held at the grounds surrounding the WEUP studio complex. Because of parking and traffic considerations, the 2007 festival was held at Alabama A&M University. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is an accredited public historically black university,
- Con†Stellation is an annual general-interest science fiction convention. Con†Stellation (also written as Con*Stellation is an annual general-interest Science fiction convention held in Huntsville, Alabama. Con†Stellation (also written as Con*Stellation) is generally held over a Friday-Sunday weekend in mid-October each year but exact dates vary.
Public golf courses
- Hampton Cove holds one of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Trails, named after Hampton Cove, featuring three 18-hole courses - two championship and one par three. Hampton Cove is a master-planned community located in the foothills and valleys of North Alabama's Cumberland Plateau. The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is a collection of championship caliber Golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr
- The Becky Pierce Municipal Golf Course, or "Muni", off Airport Road (named for the old airport, not near the current airport) in south Huntsville is the city's only public golf course. Other nearby public courses include:
- Monrovia Golf Course
- Sunset Landing Golf Club (located next to the airport)
- Colonial Golf Course
- Fox Run Golf Course
- Harvest Hills Golf Course (Harvest, AL)
- Chriswood Golf Course (Athens, AL)
- Southern Gayles (Athens, AL)
- Canebrake (Athens, AL)
Private golf courses
- Established in 1925, the historic Huntsville Country Club boasts a challenging 18-hole course with dining and banquet facilities located just North of downtown at 2601 Oakwood Avenue.
- The Ledges is Huntsville's newest golf community with 18 holes, dining and banquet facilities overlooking Jones Valley.
- Valley Hill Country Club features 27 holes in South Huntsville's Jones Valley.
- The Huntsville Madison County Public Library founded in 1818, is Alabama's oldest continually operating library system with 12 branches throughout the county including one bookmobile. Huntsville 's Library was founded in 1818 when Alabama was still a part of the Mississippi Territory. Year 1818 ( MDCCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common A bookmobile or mobile library is a large Vehicle designed for use as a Library. The Main Library Archives contains a wealth of historical resources, including displays of photographic collections and artifacts, has Alabama's highest materials circulation rate, and features daily public programs.
- Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is Alabama's oldest, continuously-operating professional symphony orchestra, featuring high quality performances of classical, pops and family concerts, and extensive music education programs serving public schools. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra is a symphonic Orchestra in Huntsville Alabama.
- Fantasy Playhouse is Huntsville's oldest children's theater, with over 46 years of performing for the young and young at heart. An all volunteer organization, Fantasy Playhouse engages the children of North Alabama both on stage and off. Fantasy Academy, the organization's dance, music and art school, teaches hundreds of children and adults each year. Fantasy Playhouse regularly produces three plays a year with an additional play, A Christmas Carol produced in early December.
- Theatre Huntsville, the result of a merger between Twickenham Repertory Company (1979-1997) and Huntsville Little Theatre (1950-1997), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all-volunteer arts organization that presents six plays each season in the Von Braun Center Playhouse, and also produces the annual "Shakespeare on the Mountain" in an outdoor venue, such as Burritt on the Mountain. Presentations range from such popular favorites as "The Foreigner" and "Noises Off" to original plays ("The Trial of Frank James in Huntsville, Alabama") to cutting-edge productions, including "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge," "The Laramie Project" and "Angels in America," to the occasional musical ("Little Shop of Horrors," "Nunsense") and local works.
- Plays are also performed at the 85-seat Renaissance Theatre in Lincoln Village north of downtown.
- Ars Nova School of the Arts is a local conservatory for music and performing arts. Ars Nova School of the Arts is a conservatory located in Huntsville Alabama providing education in Fine arts, particularly Music and Theatre Ars Nova also produces musical theatre and opera for the local stage.
- Huntsville Community Chorus Association is Huntsville's oldest performing arts organization, producing both choral concerts and musical theater productions. In addition, HCCA features its Madrigal Singers; "Glitz!" (a show choir); a Chamber Chorale; an annual summer melodrama; and two children's groups, the Huntsville Community Children’s Chorus (HC3) and HC3Jr, for the younger set.
- Flying Monkey Arts is located in the historic Lowe Mill, and hosts a variety of events such as the traditional Cigar Box Guitar festival and the edgy Sex Workers' Art Show. The Sex Workers' Art Show is a touring Cabaret and Burlesque art show developed in 1997 in Olympia, Washington by Annie Oakley The Flying Monkey is home to a variety of artists and shops including Crash Boom Bang Theatre Inc. and 4Motion Skateboard Shop and the Vertical House Record Store.
Convention centers and arenas
- The Von Braun Center, which opened in 1975, has an arena capable of seating 10,000, a 2,000-seat concert hall, a 500-seat playhouse, and 150,000 square feet (14,000 m²) of convention space. The Von Braun Center (VBC formerly known as the Von Braun Civic Center (VBCC is a multipurpose indoor Arena, meeting and performing arts complex with a
- The National Speleological Society is headquartered in Huntsville on Cave Street. The National Speleological Society (NSS is an organization formed in 1941 to advance the exploration conservation study and understanding of Caves in the United States
- The Von Braun Astronomical Society has two observatories and a planetarium on 10 acres (40,000 m²) in Monte Sano State Park.
- Huntsville Stars - Southern League (Class AA) baseball for Milwaukee Brewers
- Huntsville Havoc - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
- Huntsville Speedway - NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing
- Tennessee Valley Vipers - arenafootball2
- Dixie Derby Girls Roller Derby League Women's Flat Track Roller Derby
- Huntsville hosts the annual AHSAA State Soccer Championship tournament finals in mid-May at the Huntsville Soccer Complex
- Alabama A&M Bulldogs (NCAA D-I/I-AA, SWAC) and UAH Chargers (NCAA D-II, GSC & CHA) athletics
- Huntsville Rugby Club - USA Rugby South (DIVIII)
- Oakwood College Ambassadors Men's College Basketball (USCAA Div. The Huntsville Stars are a Minor league baseball team of the Southern League and are the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League The Huntsville Havoc are a professional Ice hockey team in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL is a low-level professional Ice hockey league with teams located in the southeastern United States. The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Stock car racing is a form of Automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain The Tennessee Valley Vipers are a professional Arena football team currently playing in Af2, the Minor league for the Arena Football League, af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football League 's Minor league, which started play in 2000. Alabama High School Athletic Association ( AHSAA) was founded in 1921 is a private agency organized by its member schools to control and promote their athletic programs Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as Alabama A&M University or AAMU, is an accredited public historically black university, Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States "Southwestern Conference" redirects here For the former major conference in Texas and Arkansas see Southwest Conference; for the Ohio High School Conference The University of Alabama in Huntsville (also known as UAH or UAHuntsville) is a state-supported public, Coeducational University Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Conference History Originally known as the Mid-South Conference, the GSC was formed by six universities in the summer of 1970 Delta State, Florence State (now History In 1979 the initial Charger team was organized with Joe Ritch serving as head coach 1)
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- Main category: People from Huntsville, Alabama
- Tallulah Bankhead, famous actress
- William B. Bankhead, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1936-1940; father of Tallulah Bankhead. Joe W Davis Stadium (aka "The Joe" was built in 1985 in Huntsville Alabama, United States to host the Southern League Huntsville Goldsmith-Schiffman Field is a multi-purpose Stadium in Huntsville Alabama. Milton Frank Stadium is a 12000-seat multi-purpose Stadium in Huntsville Alabama. Louis Crews Stadium is a 21000-seat multi-purpose Stadium in Huntsville Alabama. The Alabama Hawks were a professional American football team based in Huntsville Alabama. The Continental Football League was an American football league played in North America from 1965 through 1969. The Global Basketball Association was a minor league with various franchises in the United States. The Huntsville Blast competed for one season in the ECHL: 1993-1994 The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered The Eastern Indoor Soccer League was an attempt to create a regional minor Indoor soccer league The Huntsville Channel Cats was a professional Ice hockey team The Central Hockey League (CHL is a mid-level Professional hockey league owned by Global Entertainment Corporation. The South East Hockey League was formed in August 2003 It succeeded the short-lived Atlantic Coast Hockey League and had 4 teams for its first and only season The Albuquerque Thunderbirds is the name of an NBA Development League minor league Basketball team based in Albuquerque New Mexico, United States The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association 's officially sponsored and operated developmental Basketball organization This page is for the Continental Indoor Football League team for the National Premier Soccer League team also based in Rockford see Rockford Raptors. United Indoor Football was an Indoor football league that started in 2005 Tallulah Brockman Bankhead ( January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American Actress, talk-show host and William Brockman Bankhead ( April 12, 1874 &ndash September 15, 1940) was an American Politician from Alabama The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives is the presiding officer&mdashor speaker &mdashof the United States House of Representatives. Year 1936 ( MCMXXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The local Bankhead Parkway is named in his honor.
- Fred "Rerun" Berry, Best known as "Rerun" in the "What's Happening" Television sitcom. Fred "Rerun" Berry ( March 13, 1951 - October 21, 2003) was an American actor best known for the role of Fred "Rerun" Fred was also a member of the Locker Dancers who would appear on Soul Train during the 1970s.
- Bo Bice, American Idol Runner-Up
- David B. Birney, Union Army general and son of James G. Birney
- James G. Birney, Southern abolitionist leader and presidential candidate of the Liberty Party (anti-slavery) in 1840 and 1845
- William Birney, Union Army general and son of James G. Birney
- Michael E. Brown, noted astronomer
- José Canseco, Major League slugger, played for the Huntsville Stars, where he was nicknamed "Parkway Jose" for his many home runs. Harold Elwin "Bo" Bice Jr (born November 1 1975 in Huntsville Alabama) is an American singer and musician who became a runner-up in the fourth season American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition David Bell Birney (May 29 1825 &ndash October 18 1864 was a businessman lawyer and a Union General in the American Civil War. James Gillespie Birney (b February 4, 1792 &ndash November 25, 1857) was an Abolitionist, Politician and Jurist James Gillespie Birney (b February 4, 1792 &ndash November 25, 1857) was an Abolitionist, Politician and Jurist William Birney ( May 28, 1819 &ndash August 14, 1907) was a professor Union Army general during the American Civil War James Gillespie Birney (b February 4, 1792 &ndash November 25, 1857) was an Abolitionist, Politician and Jurist Education Brown is a Huntsville Alabama native and graduated from Virgil Grissom High School in 1983 José Canseco y Capas Jr (born July 2, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a former Outfielder and Designated hitter in Major
- Stewart Cink, PGA tour golfer
- Robert E. Cramer, Congressman representing Alabama's 5th Congressional District
- Thomas Turpin Crittenden, Union Army general
- Howard Cross, All American Tight End for the University Of Alabama and New York Giants. Professional wins (12 PGA Tour wins (5 Nationwide Tour wins (3 1996 NIKE Ozarks Open, NIKE Colorado Classic, Robert Edward " Bud " Cramer Jr, (b August 22, 1947) American politician has been a Democratic member A Member of Congress is a Politician who is a member of a Congress. Alabama's Fifth Congressional District is a US Congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives Thomas Turpin Crittenden ( October 16, 1825 &ndash September 5, 1905) was a Union general in the American Civil War. Howard Cross (born August 8, 1967 in Huntsville, Alabama) is a former professional American football Tight end in the The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York City suburb of East Rutherford New Jersey.
- Kenneth Darby, former star running back for the University of Alabama
- Dr. Kenneth Darby (born December 26, 1982 in) is an American football Running back who is a Practice squad player for the Atlanta Julian Davidson, best known as the "Father" of Missile Defense. Chairman of the Board, Davidson Technologies Incorporated. 
- Clifton Davis, grammy award winner for the Jackson Five song "Never Can Say Goodbye", actor, singer and television show host. Clifton Duncan Davis (born October 4, 1945) is an American actor who has appeared on television shows such as A World Apart (playing
- Dr. Jan Davis, former Astronaut; among crew on three Space Shuttle missions in 1992,1994 and 1997
- Michael Durant, CW4(Ret) Black Hawk Pilot, 160th Special Operations Group, New York Times Best Selling Author, Speaker. Nancy Jan Davis (born November 1, 1953) is an American Astronaut and the current director of the Safety and Mission Assurance directorate at An astronaut or cosmonaut (космона́вт) is a person trained NASA 's Space Shuttle, officially called the Space Transportation System ( STS) is the Spacecraft currently used by the United States Michael 'Mike' J Durant (born July 23, 1961) is the American pilot who was held prisoner after a raid in Mogadishu Somalia
- Bobby Eaton, professional wrestler
- Albert Russel Erskine, famed chairman of the Studebaker Corp. Robert Lee "Beautiful Bobby" Eaton (born August 14 1958 is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, who made his debut in 1976 Albert Russel Erskine ( January 24 1871 – July 1 1933) was an American businessman
- Andrew Jackson Hamilton, appointed Union military governor of Texas (with rank of general) by Abraham Lincoln (1862) and appointed Reconstruction governor of Texas by Andrew Johnson (1865-66). This page is about a former politician see Andrew Hamilton (disambiguation for other meanings Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal Texas ( is a state geographically located in the South Central United States and is also known as the Lone Star State. Andrew Johnson (December 29 1808 – July 31 1875 was the seventeenth President of the United States (1865-69 succeeding to the Presidency upon the assassination
- Cully Hamner, comic book artist
- Darrell C. Cully Hamner (born March 7 1969 in Huntsville Alabama) is an American Comic book artist Hazelrig, filmmaker
- Heartland, Country music band
- John S. Hendricks, founder and chairman of the Discovery Channel
- Homer Hickam, author
- Hallerin Hilton Hill, award winning songwriter, talk radio host, former station manager of WOCG radio, author of "Seven Pillars of Wisdom". Heartland is used in geography to refer to the central areas of a country For the jazz singer see Jon Hendricks John S Hendricks ( March 29, 1952) is the founder and chairman of Discovery Communications Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Homer Hadley Hickam Jr (born February 19, 1943) is an American Author, Vietnam veteran, and a former NASA engineer Hallerin Hilton Hill (born 1964 is a radio talk show host on Newstalk 100 WNOX Knoxville, Tennessee, and television talk show host of Anything is
- Margaret Hoelzer, 2004 Olympic swimmer
- Bill Holbrook, Nationally published artist of the newspaper comic strip "On the Fastrack. Bill Holbrook is a prolific American Comic strip & Webcomic writer and artist "
- Buck Johnson, Former University of Alabama and Houston Rocket basketball star. Alphonso "Buck" Johnson Jr (born January 3, 1964 in Birmingham Alabama) is an American former professional Basketball
- Cookie Johnson, Wife of NBA Hall of Famer Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
- Jimmy Key, former MLB All-Star pitcher with the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees. James Edward "Jimmy" Key (born April 22, 1961 in Huntsville Alabama) is a former left-handed starting Pitcher in Major League The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the "Midsummer Classic" is an annual Baseball game between players from the National League The Toronto Blue Jays are a professional baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
- Clarke Lewis, was a United States Representative from Mississippi. Clarke Lewis ( November 8, 1840 - March 13, 1896) was a United States Representative from Mississippi. The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Mississippi ( is a state located in the Deep South of the United States
- Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, respectfully dubbed the "dean of the Civil Rights Movement" by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a Huntsville native, and co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) with the Rev. For the engraver see Joseph Wilson Lowry. Joseph Echols Lowery, (born October 6, 1921, in Huntsville Alabama) See also Protests of 1968 Historically the civil rights movement was a concentrated period of time around the world of approximately twenty years (1960-1980 in The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, usually abbreviated as NAACP, is one of the oldest and most influential Civil rights organizations The Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC) is an American Civil rights organization Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr ( January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, Activist and prominent leader
- Dr. William R. Lucas, rocket scientist and former Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center
- Mark McGwire, Major League slugger, got his start with the Huntsville Stars. William R Lucas (born March 1, 1922) was the fourth Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Mark David McGwire (born October 1 1963 in Pomona California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his Major League career with the
- Brian McKnight, grammy award winning singer and writer. Brian McKnight (born June 5 1969) is a Grammy-nominated American Singer, Songwriter, arranger producer, pop
- Jimmy Means, NASCAR driver
- Don Mincher, born in Huntsville, major league baseball player and president of the Southern League
- John Hunt Morgan, general in the army of the Confederate States of America
- Amobi Okoye, defensive lineman for the Houston Texans
- Edward Asbury O'Neal, governor of Alabama 1882-86. Jimmy Means (born May 29[[ 950]] in Huntsville Alabama) is a former Winston Cup / Nextel Cup owner/driver The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Donald Ray Mincher (born June 24, 1938, in Huntsville Alabama) is a former First baseman in Major League Baseball with a 13 year The Southern League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. John Hunt Morgan ( June 1, 1825 &ndash September 4, 1864) was a Confederate General and Cavalry officer in the An army (from Latin Armata "act of arming" via Old French armée) in the broadest sense is the land-based Armed forces The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987 in Anambra, Nigeria) is an American football Defensive tackle for the Houston Texans The Houston Texans is a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. Edward Asbury O'Neal (September 20 1818 November 20 1890 was a Confederate Brigadier General during the American Civil War. Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. Appointed general in the army of the Confederate States of America, but commission never delivered. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861
- Chris O'Neil, 1986 Goodwill Games gold medalist in Swimming (100m butterfly)
- John Piersma, 1996 Olympic swimmer
- Brian Reynolds, game developer best known for designing Sid Meier's Civilization II
- Joshua Soto, Notable sports figure. The Goodwill Games were an international sports competition created by Ted Turner in reaction to the political troubles surrounding the Olympic Games of the 1980s Brian Reynolds (born 1967) is a well known computer strategy Game designer, formerly of MicroProse and Firaxis Games. Sid Meier's Civilization II, aka Civ II, is a Turn-based strategy Computer game designed by Brian Reynolds Graduated from Lee High School.
- Ramzee Robinson, former star cornerback for the University of Alabama
- Dred Scott, Slave who fought for his freedom lived on what is now known as Oakwood College. Ramzee Robinson (born February 20, 1984 in Huntsville Alabama) is an American football Cornerback who is currently plays for the Dred Scott (1799 – September 17, 1858) was a slave in the United States who sued unsuccessfully for his freedom in the famous
- Bryan Shelton, professional tennis player
- Mark Spencer, creator of the open source Gaim instant messenger, and the Asterisk open source PBX
- John Stallworth, former Pittsburgh Steelers player and 2002 inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Gabby Street, born in Huntsville, major league baseball player
- Take 6, grammy award winning gospel group formed in Huntsville. Bryan Shelton (born December 22, 1965 in Huntsville Alabama) is a former Tennis player from the United States who played collegiately Mark Spencer (born April 8, 1977) is a computer engineer and is the original author of the GTK+ -based instant messaging client Gaim (which has Pidgin (formerly named Gaim) is a multi-platform Instant messaging client. An asterisk ( *) (Latin asteriscum "little star" from Greek ἀστερίσκος) is a Typographical symbol or Glyph Johnny Lee Stallworth (Born July 15, 1952, in Tuscaloosa Alabama) is a retired Wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL Charles Evard "Gabby" Street ( September 30 1882 – February 6 1951) also nicknamed "The Old Sarge" was an American Take 6 is an influential American A cappella Gospel music Sextet formed in 1980 on the campus of Oakwood College in
- Harry Townes, 1914-2001. Harry Rhett Townes ( September 18, 1914 &ndash May 23, 2001) was an American Television and movie actor. Actor who appeared on Broadway, in movies, and on television.
- Dr. Wernher von Braun, German rocket scientist, "father of American space program". Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun (March 23 1912 &ndash June 16 1977 a German rocket physicist and astronautics engineer became one of the leading figures in The National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA, ˈnæsə is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nation's public space program
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder. Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7 1966 is an American Internet entrepreneur known ***************************************************************************************** * *
- Leroy Pope Walker, first Secretary of War of the Confederate States of America and briefly a brigadier general in the Confederate Army
- Mervyn Warren, award winning song writer. LeRoy Pope Walker ( February 7, 1817 &ndash August 23, 1884) was the first Confederate States Secretary of War and issued the orders The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 Mervyn Warren (born February 29, 1964 in Huntsville Alabama) is an American film composer record producer lyricist songwriter music arranger pianist Music supervisor and arranger for many major motion pictures including Sister Act II, The Preachers Wife, and Dick Tracy. Has written for Manhattan Transfer, Barbra Streisand and Take 6.
- Jones M. Withers, major general in the army of the Confederate States of America
- Athens, Alabama
- East Limestone, Limestone County
- Hazel Green
- Lacey's Spring
- Moores Mill
- New Hope
- New Market
- Owens Cross Roads
- Redstone Arsenal (U. The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 The Huntsville Hospital System also known as Huntsville Hospital is a Hospital Campus consisting of several sites and buildings in the Medical District Athens is a city in Limestone County, Alabama, United States. Gurley is a town in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Harvest is an Unincorporated community and Census-designated place in the northwestern part of Madison County, Alabama, United States Hazel Green is an Unincorporated community and Census-designated place in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included Lacey's Spring is an unincorporated community in northeastern Morgan County, Alabama, United States at the base of Brindley Mountain Madison is a city in Limestone and Madison Counties in the US Meridianville is an Unincorporated community and Census-designated place in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included Monrovia is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Alabama, United States. New Hope is a small city in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. New Market is a Census-designated place (CDP in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Owens Cross Roads is a town in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. Redstone Arsenal is a US Army post and a Census-designated place (CDP located next to the city of Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama S. Army post)
- ^ a b c Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places in Alabama, Listed Alphabetically: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (CSV). Toney is an unincorporated community in the northwestern part of Madison County Alabama, United States and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Triana is a town located on the southern county line of Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined The comma separated list (CSL is a Data Format originally known as comma-separated values (CSV in the oldest days of simple computers 2007 Population Estimates. U. S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 28, 2007). Events 1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Retrieved on June 28, 2007.
- ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes
- ^ Helion Lodge #1, Huntsville, Alabama
- ^ a b NASA MSFC Notes on the History of Huntsville
- ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1491 - Kongo monarch Nkuwu Nzinga is baptised by Portuguese missionaries adopting the baptismal name of João Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes
- ^ http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/120825092188200.xml&coll=1
- ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes
- ^ Arbitron Rating of radio markets
- ^ Filming Locations for Like Moles, Like Rats (2007). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
- ^ Filming Locations for Air Band or How I Hated Being Bobby Manelli's Blonde Headed Friend (2005). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
- ^ Filming Locations for Constellation (2005). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-01-05. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1477 - Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
- ^ Huntsville City Schools
- ^ 103. FM, WEUP radio
- ^ Con*Stellation, a Science Fiction convention.
- ^ Huntsville Madison County Public Library
- ^ Huntsville Symphony Orchestra
- ^ National Speleological Society (NSS)
- ^ Von Braun Astronomical Society
- ^ a b  (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L. : The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8.
- ^ 1986 Swimming - Men's Competition. Goodwill Games.
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