On this day in Alabama history: Spanish Fort was incorporated 

On this day in Alabama history: Spanish Fort was incorporated 
Map of the siege operations at Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay by the U.S. forces under Maj. Gen. Canby, 1866. (Library of Congress, Wikipedia)

April 19, 1993

The city of Spanish Fort, Alabama, was incorporated on April 19, 1993. Located in Baldwin County along the northeast edge of Mobile Bay and a suburb of Mobile, Spanish Fort was the site of military action during the American Revolution and the Civil War. Spanish Fort’s present-day population hovers around 7,000 people, according to the latest U.S. census. European settlement of the area dates to the French founding of Mobile in 1702. Several sources note a much earlier attempt at colonization by the Spanish in the 1500s. Spanish Fort is the site of numerous Mardi Gras celebrations.

Read more at Encyclopedia of Alabama.

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