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Alabama Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • Hank Aaron baseball player
  • Ralph Abernathy civil rights activist
  • Alabama country music band
  • Mel Allen sportscaster
  • Richard Arrington, Jr. politician
  • Mary Badham actress
  • Tallulah Bankhead actress
  • Charles Barkley basektball player
  • Beverly Barton author
  • Regina Benjamin physician, US surgeon general
  • Amber Benson actress
  • Bo Bice singer
  • Michael Biehn actor
  • Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. politician
  • Bibi Black classical trumpeter
  • Lucas Black actor
  • Winton M. Blount u.s. postmaster general, philanthropist
  • Neil Bonnett race car driver
  • Bobby Bowden football coach
  • Rick Bragg author
  • Johnny Mack Brown actor
  • Paul William "Bear" Bryant football coach
  • Edward Burkhalter u.s. navy admiral, chief of naval intelligence
  • John Michael Burton author
  • Brett Butler actress, comedian
  • Pat Buttram actor
  • Larry Byrom musician
  • Nell Carter actress
  • Mark Childress author
  • Stewart Cink golfer
  • Nat "King" Cole entertainer
  • Marva Collins educator
  • Commodores band
  • Jerricho Cotchery football player
  • Dennis Covington author
  • Courteney Cox actress
  • Angela Davis activist
  • Sam Dees songwriter
  • Kim Dickens actress
  • Melinda Dillon actress
  • Deidre Downs miss america
  • Cleveland Eaton musician, bandleader
  • Dennis Edwards singer
  • James Reese Europe composer, bandleader
  • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald author
  • Fanny Flagg actress
  • Louise Fletcher actress, author
  • Vonetta Flowers olympic medalist
  • Melvin Franklin singer


  • Teddy Gentry musician
  • Kenneth Allen Gibson politician
  • Harvey Glance olympic track medalist
  • William Gorgas u.s. army surgeon general
  • Urbie Green musician
  • Steve Grissom race car driver
  • Sara Haardt author
  • Mia Hamm olympic soccer medalist
  • William Christopher Handy composer
  • Emmylou Harris singer
  • Gustav Hasford author, screenwriter
  • Erskine Hawkins musician, bandleader, composer
  • Alexis Herman u.s. secretary of labor
  • Taylor Hicks singer, songwriter
  • Bill Holbrook cartoonist
  • Lonnie Holley artist
  • Nall Hollis artist
  • Evander Holyfield boxer
  • Robert Horry basketball player (born in MD)
  • Frank House baseball player
  • Linda Howard viet nam war hero
  • Robert Howard author
  • Robert Lewis Howard army special forces soldier, military hero
  • James Byron Huggins author
  • William Bradford Huie author
  • Bo Jackson football and baseball player
  • Kate Jackson actress
  • Sonny James singer
  • Mae Jemison astronaut
  • Dean Jones actor
  • Lee Roy Jordan football player
  • Tom Joyner radio host
  • Percy Lavon Julian chemist, inventor
  • Helen Adams Keller author, activist, lecturer
  • Eddie Kendricks singer, songwriter
  • Jimmy Key baseball player
  • Coretta Scott King civil rights leader
  • Martin Luther King, III civil rights leader
  • Yolanda King actress

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Alabama Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Prattville Autauga 334
Daphne Baldwin 251
Eufaula Barbour 334
West Blocton Bibb 205
Oneonta Blount 205
Union Springs Bullock 334
Greenville Butler 334
Anniston Calhoun 256
Valley Chambers 334
Centre Cherokee 256
Clanton Chilton 205
Butler Choctaw 205
Jackson Clarke 251
Lineville Clay 256
Heflin Cleburne 256
Enterprise Coffee 334
Tuscumbia Colbert 256
Evergreen Conecuh 251
Goodwater Coosa 256
Andalusia Covington 334
Luverne Crenshaw 334
Cullman Cullman 256
Ozark Dale 334
Selma Dallas 334
Fort Payne DeKalb 256
Wetumpka Elmore 334
Atmore Escambia 251
Gadsden Etowah 256
Fayette Fayette 205
Russellville Franklin 256
Slocomb Geneva 334
Eutaw Greene 205
Greensboro Hale 334
Headland Henry 334
Dothan Houston 334
Scottsboro Jackson 256
Birmingham Jefferson 205
Vernon Lamar 205
Florence Lauderdale 256
Moulton Lawrence 256
Auburn Lee 334
Athens Limestone 256
Hayneville Lowndes 334
Tuskegee Macon 334
Huntsville Madison 256
Demopolis Marengo 334
Hamilton Marion 205
Albertville Marshall 256
Mobile Mobile 251
Monroeville Monroe 251
Montgomery Montgomery 334
Decatur Morgan 256
Marion Perry 334
Gordo Pickens 205
Troy Pike 334
Roanoke Randolph 334
Phenix City Russell 334
Pell City Saint Clair 205
Birmingham Shelby 205
Livingston Sumter 205
Talladega Talladega 256
Alexander City Tallapoosa 256
Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa 205
Jasper Walker 205
Millry Washington 251
Camden Wilcox 334
Haleyville Winston 205

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.