Encyclopedia of Alabama

Telling the stories of our state.

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About the Encyclopedia of Alabama

Planning a history-based road trip?
Interested in learning more about our past?
Doing research for a school project, book, or film?

Check out the Encyclopedia of Alabama, a FREE, online resource, covering all things Alabama. Developed by the Alabama Humanities Alliance and Auburn University — in partnership with many other institutions and organizations across the state — the EOA enlists scholars to present trustworthy and authoritative information on Alabama’s history, people, culture, land, and more.

Search specific topics of interest or browse the EOA’s collections by categoryphoto galleriesquick facts, and timely featured content. You can also Explore Alabama to find educational and historical sites for your next statewide road trip.


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Encyclopedia of Alabama

The Encyclopedia of Alabama is a free, online reference resource on the state’s history, culture, geography, and natural environment. Since it launched in 2008, it has shared Alabama’s stories with visitors from across the globe. EOA’s mission is to present trustworthy and authoritative information on a wide range of topics. New content is added to the site regularly. Its editorial office is located at Auburn University. The Alabama Humanities Alliance holds the copyright to EOA s original content in trust for the citizens of Alabama. EncyclopediaofAlabama.org.

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