Alabama is widely-known for its natural resources – iron and steel. It is the only state with all of the major ingredients that make iron and steel. It is a state of many firsts, read on to find out!
If you enjoy imbibing whiskeys, here is a thrist quenching fact you should know. The Conecuh Ridge Whiskey is Alabama’s official drink. It was designated the official “State Spirit” of Alabama by legislative resolution in 2004, making Alabama the first state to have alcohol as its official drink.
Alabama Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
In 1836, Alabama became the first state to declare the most celebrated holiday– Christmas, a legal holiday. Later on in 1870, the federal government followed suit and made December 25 a public holiday.
For peanut lovers, this one is for you: 50% of the peanuts grown in America are grown within a 100-mile radius of Dothan, Alabama. The state has so far employed at least 900 peanut farmers and is the third largest producer of peanuts in the U.S.
Together with your loved ones, take up the following Alabama trivia questions and answers, sure to leave you informed.
1. Alabama is located in the southeastern part of the United States, bordered by Tennessee to the north, and what to the east?
2. How many pteridophyte and spermatophyte plant species can be found in Alabama?
3. The town of Enterprise, Alabama has a monument to something that made life difficult for local farmers. What is it?
4. Alabama is known as the “Heart of Dixie” and the what state?
5. What is the state tree of Alabama?
6. What is the largest river in Alabama?
7. What is the largest county in Alabama in land and water area?
8. Alabama stretches from the southern Appalachian Mountain range to the Gulf Coast. In the north, hydroelectric power is a major source of energy. What organization is responsible for this fact?
9. From about 1910 to 1920, many rural people, both White and Black, migrated to Birmingham to work in what?
10. What is the state flower of Alabama?
11. What is the capital of Alabama?
12. In Alabama what is the largest city by total land area?
13. What rank is Alabama in size among the US States?
14. By the 1920s Birmingham experienced such rapid growth that it was nicknamed?
15. Name Alabama’s state gemstone?
16. What is the oldest city in Alabama?
17. Birmingham, Alabama is known as what?
18. The word Alabama is believed to have come from what language?
19. In what year did Alabama gain statehood?
20. In the 16th century who were the first Europeans to reach Alabama?
21. What three minerals necessary for iron smelting were found in abundance in the mountains around Birmingham, Alabama?
22. Where did the French establish the first settlement in the region in 1702?
23. In what year was Old Mobile moved to the current site of Mobile?
24. The Black Warrior River, Tombigbee River, Coosa River, Tallapoosa River, and Alabama River all flow into which other rivers before emptying into the Gulf of Mexico?
25. The US Congress created the Alabama Territory on March 3, 1817 and, what city served as the territorial capital from 1817 to 1819?
26. A city in the south-central part of the state has one of the largest collections of antebellum homes in the nation. It is also the location of a civil war foundry and the Edmund Pettish bridge of Civil Rights era significance. What is the name of this city?
27. By the early 1920s, Birmingham was the 19th-largest city in the United States and had more than 30% of what?
28. In the 20s, what was the basis for Birmingham’s economy?
29. The state of Alabama has four National Forests: Conecuh, Talladega, Tuskegee, and what?
30. Every year in the summertime, Tuscumbia hosts performances of the award-winning show about this proud daughter of Alabama and citizen of the world. Name the play or musical:
31. What town, now a ghost town, was the first permanent state capital from 1820 to 1825?
32. Alabama boasts the longest ______ east of the Mississippi?
33. How much yearly rainfall does Alabama receive?
34. What was the hottest temperature, recorded in 1925, in Fahrenheit, on record in Alabama?
35. As the cotton plantations in Alabama expanded Southeastern planters and traders from the Upper South brought what with them?
36. The population of Alabama in 1810 is estimated to have been under 10,000 people, but by 1830 it had grown to how many?
37. What was found in Russell Cave in Bridgeport, Alabama in 1953?
38. Most of the Native American tribes were removed from the state after the passage of “what” by Congress in 1830?
39. Which water port is in the northernmost of Alabama?
40. During what time period did Tuscaloosa serve as the capital of Alabama?
41. Which major European car manufacturer built their first assembly factory in Alabama, between Birmingham and Tuscaloosa?
42. By 1860, what had the population grown to?
43. In 1860, how many African American slaves were there in Alabama?
44. The Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Museum is in Muscle Shoals. It celebrates the incredible music heritage of Alabama. Which of the following celebrities are Alabama natives and inductees into the Hall of Fame?
45. On what date did Alabama declared its secession from the Union?
46. What famous composer was born in Florence, Alabama in 1873?
47. Between 1940 and 1943, how many people moved into the cities to work for war effort industries as Cotton and other cash crops faded in importance?
48. What is the state nut of Alabama?
49. What is Alabama’s state flower?
50. How many soldiers did Alabama contribute to the Confederate war effort?
51. In Alabama, summers are among the hottest in the country with high temperatures in the summer averaging how hot?
52. The Alabama Gulf Coast is also known as what?
53. What was the nickname given to the Alabama troops in the confederate army?
54. Alabama was under military rule from the end of the war until its official restoration to the Union in what year?
55. What is Alabama’s state saltwater fish?
56. From 1867 to 1874, Alabama was represented in Congress by what three African-American congressmen?
57. For what does Alabama currently rank fifth in the nation for?
58. Who was the first governor of Alabama?
59. In 1900, how many African Americans were eligible to vote in Alabama?
60. The Kymulga Room in DeSoto caverns was used as a ______ during Prohibition?
61. By 1903, nearly all African Americans had lost the ability to do what?
62. Its name is taken from a Creek Indian word. What is the tallest mountain in Alabama?
63. Alabama is 23rd in the amount of surface water is has and it has the second-largest what?
64. When did the University of Alabama first open?
65. Alabama’s elevation ranges from sea level at Mobile Bay to over 1,800 feet in the what?
66. What geological feature is located in Elmore County, just north of Montgomery?
67. What is Alabama’s average annual temperature?
68. What city was Alabama’s capital from 1826-1846?
69. The state of Alabama is one of the few places on the planet that has a secondary what?
70. What is the yearly average snowfall for the Birmingham Alabama area?
71. Something happened in Elmore County, Alabama that formed a crater almost five miles wide; what was it?
72. The highest temperature ever recorded in Alabama of 112 °F was recorded on what date in the community of Centerville?
73. Alabama is located in the middle of the what?
74. What is Alabama’s state rock?
75. Alabama, one of the most religious states in the US, with about 58% of the population doing what on a regular basis?
76. When Auburn University first opened what was it called?
77. A majority of people in Alabama identify as what type of religion?
78. How would a meteorologist describe Alabama’s climate?
79. How tourists are estimated to visit Alabama annually?
80. Alabama has the world’s longest what?
81. Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway motorsports complex hosts a series of NASCAR events and has a seating capacity of how many?
82. What species is the state fossil of Alabama?
83. Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile is the home of what football team?
84. Alabama is bordered by what US State to the north?
85. What is the “Trail of Tears”?
86. From the American Civil War until World War II, Alabama suffered from economic hardship, in part because of continued dependence on what?
87. In what year was the first state archival agency organized?
88. The explorer, Hernando de Soto, traveled through parts of what would become Alabama in what year?
89. The University of Alabama sits along which river?
90. Cahaba was the first permanent state capital of Alabama from 1820 to what year?
91. Alabama scientist George Washington Carver discovered 175 uses for the _____ in his research at Tuskeegee Institute?
92. By 1860, the population of Alabama was 964,201 people and of those people about how many were slaves?
93. The constitution written in 1901, required what to be racially segregated?
94. Traveling about 20 miles north on Alabama Highway 77, then about five miles on U.S. Highway 411 we come to the city of Gadsden, situated alongside what river?
95. By the 1920s, Birmingham was the 19th-largest city in the United States and had more than what percentage of Alabama’s population?
96. How many state parks does Alabama have?
97. Between the years 1940 and 1943, how many people migrated to the city to find work for war effort?
98. One of the major attractions in Gadsden is named for the Native American maiden Noccalula. What is this attraction?
99. How big is Alabama in square miles?
100. How many counties does Alabama have?
101. A 5-mile (8 km)-wide meteorite impact crater is located in Elmore County called the Wetumpka crater, that resulted from an impact from how many years ago?
102. Heading west from Gadsden about 46 miles on U.S. Highway 278, we arrive in the city of Cullman. The major attraction in Cullman shares its name with a famous hymn. Name the attraction?
103. The founders of the place where the attraction is located were sent there to minister to a specific group of immigrant settlers. To which of these groups were they sent?
104. What city is known as “Rocket City, USA”?
105. Where is the Alabama Music Hall of Fame located?
106. What historical landmark in Decatur was used as a hospital during the Civil War?