Huntsville was founded in 1805 when Revolutionary War veteran John Hunt built a log cabin in the middle of the area. Originally known as Twickenham, it was incorporated in 1811 and named in honor of John Hunt. It is now the largest city in the Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, and the fourth-largest city in Alabama, and a popular destination for car transport services.
A former temporary home of the Alabama state capital (prior to the capital moving to Montgomery), Huntsville was an important railroad hub during the civil war. Huntsville fell to Union troops in April 1862.
Following the war, the city became known as a center for cotton textile mills. Other so-called “Mill Towns” sprang up around the time, and the local communities including everything the workers could need within walking distance of the mill – for example, grocery stores, entertainment, churches, and hardware stores.
The city grew, but slowly. In 1940 the city still only had around 13,000 inhabitants but the demands of World War II soon changed the situation. In 1941, a complex of munitions plants eventually named Redstone Arsenal drew many new workers in.
The US missile research program was located at Redstone Arsenal after the end of the war, which included the leadership of Wernher Von Braun by 1950. This in turn led to the US space program, and Huntsville developed the nickname “Rocket City”.
Factories in the city were integral to the Apollo program (building the Saturn V rocket) which resulted in man landing on the moon. The research in Huntsville was at the forefront for military-grade rocket development during the Cold War.
Since then, research has progressed to biotechnology, with more than 25 biotech companies making their home in the area. If you are moving to Huntsville and wonder how much to ship a car, obtaining car shipping quotes will give you the best chance of getting cost-effective door to door transport.
Huntsville’s is not unlike other cities in Alabama with hot summers, and cooler winters. The average high temperature during the summer is around 88 degrees, a comfortable temperature. In winter the average is around 38 degrees, which is not too cold at all.
Tornadoes occur every now and then, but hurricanes don’t have a great effect. Tropical storms and the last tail winds of major hurricanes only ever cause minor damage.
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Huntsville Zip Codes Include:
35801, 35802, 35803, 35804, 35805, 35806, 35807, 35808, 35809, 35810, 35811, 35812, 35813, 35814, 35815, 35816, 35824, 35893, 35894, 35895, 35896, 35897, 35898, 35899
- City of Huntsville Official Website: https://www.huntsvilleal.gov/
- Huntsville on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsville,_Alabama
- The Official Guide to Huntsville: http://www.huntsville.org/
- Huntsville on City Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Huntsville-Alabama.html
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