Mobile, Alabama

This week we explore Mobile, Alabama, a city with over 300 years of fascinating history and culture. 

Mobile is home to approximately 190,000 people and is the only saltwater port in Alabama. Due to its subtropical climate, Mobile gets the largest amount of rain in the contiguous United States, with nearly 120 days of precipitation per year. Though New Orleans is often thought of as the Mardi Gras capital of the U.S., the French celebration originated in Mobile in 1703 and is still celebrated there today. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

The GLO website provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.
The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is one of the most visited websites in the Department of the Interior. Visit for more information.

Mobile, Alabama
Downtown Mobile from Fort Conde / Fort Charlotte.