As a new monthly feature I am going to go through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest. It would be great if you shared other info/comments about the state with us via a comment.
Name – believed to be derived from the Choctaw language, great disagreement about the meaning.
Nickname – the Yellowhammer state (after the state bird)
Location in the US
Some of the most popular foods are fried chicken, biscuits, green beans, crab cakes and banana pudding.
Flower – Camellia
Famous people born in Alabama – Nat King Cole, Emmylou Harris, Helen Keller, Harper Lee, Hank Williams and Tammy Wynette