Albertville is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 21,160.
The area which today includes Albertville was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians until their removal to Oklahoma in the 1830s. It was, however, near the territory of the Creek nation, and several major trails which afforded communication (or military action) between the two nations crossed the area. It is believed to have been crossed by Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto during his expeditions in 1540.
During the American Civil War, the area around Albertville was the scene of several mid-level clashes between Union and Confederate forces.
The first non-indigenous settlement in what is today Albertville began in the 1850s, and the settlement was named for Thomas A. Albert, an early settler who moved from Georgia and was a town leader until his death in 1876. The city was incorporated in 1891. A post office was established in 1910.
Albertville is located at(34.265362, -86.211261).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.0 square miles (67.3 km2), of which 26.0 square miles (67.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) (0.38%) is water.
The current slogan of Albertville is "The Pride is Alive" and can be seen on the welcome sign coming into the city.
Public schools are overseen by Albertville City Schools. There are six schools in the city:
When the 1992 Winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France, the citizens of its heteronymic counterpart in Alabama took full advantage of the opportunity to put their town on display. Mock winter games were held in this subtropical city, and one New Orleans radio station offered listeners a chance to win a trip to "the Albertville games" - those in Alabama.
In 2008, Albertville was featured in an episode in the fifth season of the A&E Television documentary series Intervention titled "Meth Mountain". Among the featured Albertville residents was Dr. Mary Holley, an obstetrician whosemethamphetamine-addicted brother committed suicide, and who founded the anti-methamphetamine group, Mothers Against Methamphetamine.
Marshall CountyCourthouse in Albertville
The U.S. Post Office building in Albertville (currently in use by the Albertville Board of Education) was built in 1931 and placed on theNational Register of Historic Places on June 21, 1983.
The Albertville L&N Railroad Depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 20, 1975.