Welcome to Attalla

The City of Attalla, Alabama occupies the site of an Indian village which was of considerable importance during the Creek War. It was in Attalla that David Brown, a Cherokee, assisted by the Rev. D. S. Butterick, prepared the “Cherokee Spelling Book.” Attalla was incorporated as a city government on February 5, 1872, and was founded in 1870 on land donated for the site of the town by W. C. Hammond, a plantation owner. The town was officially named “Attalla” in 1893. “My Home” is the most generally accepted meaning for the name Attalla.

City Data

  • Population in 2014: 5,940
  • Population change since 2000: -9.9%
  • Median resident age in 2014: 39.6
  • Median household income 2015: $32,039
  • Est. median home value in 2015: $64,605

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