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In August, 2011 Andalusia,
Alabama has the honor of hosting the
12U World Series at the Andalusia
Sports Complex located at 20085
Kiwanis Drive. Centrally located in
South Alabama, just 32 miles off
Interstate 65 and 45 miles off
Interstate 10, Andalusia is easily
accessible. Andalusia is the county
seat of Covington County and is
situated 85 miles south of
Montgomery, Alabama. 125 miles
northeast of Mobile, Alabama, and 80
miles west of Dothan, Alabama. With
a population of 8,897, it is the
largest city in the county.
Andalusia considers itself the “Heart of South Alabama.” Friendly smiles and warm greetings are just part of the small-town charm Andalusia has to offer. Andalusia is a progressive community where businesses thrive in the heart of South Alabama. Our city is large enough to provide sophistication, yet small enough to offer a family-friendly atmosphere.
Here are some interesting facts about Andalusia:
The word, Andalusia, is a
combination of two Spanish
words. Ande, meaning “to walk”,
and Lutier, which means “easy.”
So Andalusia means “to walk
easy” and Andalusia is indeed a
city where the living is
comfortable and easy.
Timber-related industries are among Covington County’s major employers and highest yield industries. Other major industries in Andalusia include carpet yarn manufacturing and packaging.
Andalusia is the proud home of the famous World Championship Domino Tournament, the Covington County Fair and the Solon Dixon Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the Covington Arts Council, the Andalusia Ballet Association and LBW Community College host cultural performances by both professional and local musicians and dancers in the Dixon Center. The beauty of the 83,000-acre Conecuh National Forest, located southwest of Andalusia, with its tall trees, crystal clear spring-fed lakes and clean fresh air entices Andalusia residents and visitors to the area. Blue Lake and Open Pond are both located in the National Forest and provides swimming, hiking, camping, fishing and picnicking opportunities. North of Andalusia, the 2,700-acre Gantt Lake and the 700-acre Point A lake offer fishing, boating and water sports, and Point A Park has camping and picnicking facilities.
On the Campus of LBW Community College in Andalusia, golfers enjoy playing the nine-hole public golf course, and walkers stroll along the beautiful nature trail; a walker’s paradise. Looking for other outdoor fun? Play in Andalusia’s 12 parks and recreational facilities, or bring your team to one of Andalusia’s 18 ball fields. Also, while in Andalusia, breathe deeply the clean, fresh air. Game in the wildlife management areas near Andalusia make the city popular to hunters. Dove, quail, turkey and deer are abundant in the area.