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The area was subsequently purchased by Le Roy Pope, who named the area Twickenham after the home village of his distant kinsman Alexander Pope.Twickenham was carefully planned, with streets laid out on the northeast to southwest direction based on the Big Spring.
These operated throughout World War II, with combined personnel approaching 20,000.The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Huntsville to its "America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010" list.The Chickasaw traditionally claim to have settled around 1300 after coming east across the Mississippi.This was a temporary designation for one legislative session only, and the capital was then moved to Cahawba, then to Tuscaloosa, and finally to Montgomery. The Fourth Alabama Infantry, which contained two Huntsville companies, were the first Alabama troops to fight in the war and were present when Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox in April 1865.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 in order to sever the Confederacy's rail communications and gain access to the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.
However, due to anti-British sentiment during this period, the name was changed to "Huntsville" to honor John Hunt, who had been forced to move to other land south of the new city.
In 1811, Huntsville became the first incorporated town in Alabama.
Each mill had its own housing community that included everything the mill workers needed (schools, churches, grocery stores, theaters, and hardware stores, all within walking distance of the mill).
Dairy cow Lily Flagg broke the world record for butter production in 1892, spawning an elaborate party wherein her Huntsville-resident owner General Samuel H.
The 44 delegates meeting there wrote a constitution for the new state of Alabama.