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Huntsville Essential Info


Huntsville is in northern Alabama, USA about 20 miles from the border with Tennessee. It is the county seat of Madison County, and is located north of the Tennessee River.

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Fun Facts

  1. Alex Haley, the author of Roots, was an instructor at the Alabama A&M University in Huntsville.
  2. Huntsville is home to Harrison Brothers Hardware, the oldest hardware store in Alabama.
  3. The Lily Flagg village in Huntsville was named after a prized cow who was the top butter producer in the nation in 1892
  4. Huntsville most famous resident is notable astrophysicist Wernher Von Braun, who helped propel America into the space age.
  5. Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville is the oldest and largest cemetery in the state of Alabama.

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