Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce

Bayou La Batre Area Chamber of Commerce



Bayou La Batre is located along the Mississippi Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico, in Mobile County, Alabama and is known as the Seafood Capitol of Alabama. The area was founded in 1786 by Joseph Bosarge, who received the land in a land grant award from the King of Spain. Bayou La Batre was the first permanent settlement on the south Mobile County mainland. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s the area was a thriving resort. Tourists rode the BayShore Railroad from Mobile to the many hotels that lined the beach. However the “Hurricane of 1906” destroyed many of the hotels and eventually the railroad ceased to bring tourists to the area. The City of Bayou La Batre was incorporated in 1955.

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