A Brief History Of Mobile AZ - Learn More About Mobile

The Mobile City

One of the best tourist destinations for you, your family and friends. Here is how the city came into being. Mobile was established by the France imperial power as their provincial capital centre in the year 1702. It remained as a section of the New France for over sixty years. In 1720, the France and Spain warred over colonial power whereby mobile city was the central battleground. This forced the French people to move their capital centre to Biloxi. In around 1763, Britain gained control and took over the city following their success a seven years fight.

As the war continued, Spain managed to capture the city from the Britons in 1780. As a result, the United States did not get to make it their own. In 1813, the American forces captured it and added it to their Mississippi territory. Due to demarcation procedures, the city was then re-zoned to the Alabama territory. Up to now, Mobile city has been known to be part of Alabama. Alabama is one of the earliest states of the United States of America. Over the years, Mobile city was passed from French, then British, then Spain and finally stuck with the United States. Here is a detailed history of the now known Mobile City.

The Earliest Inhabitants and Visitors

(Conquistadors)As recorded by history, the earliest people or the native occupants of the Mobile City were the Muscogee group. These people are Native Americans. When the Spanish explorers were sailing into the Mobile Bay, they identified it and named it as the Bay of the Holy Spirit. The area was explored by two people namely Diego and Alonso. These were the first two persons (apart from original inhabitants) who ever set foot on the land. It is important to note that this happened between the years 1500 and 1540. From around 1559 to 1561, the Spaniards attempted to establish a permanent colony for Spain, but it was unsuccessful.

The Colonial and Territorial Period

After the Spanish leadership tried and failed, the French came and set their camp along the Mobile River at around 1702. As they camped along the river, diseases and infections became rampant. This forced them to move to a better area at the confluence of the Mobile Bay and the Mobile River. You notice that they kept plunging into the city. In 1719, the France warred with Spain in a battle that was very fatal. Each of them hoped to win and gain Mobile as a territory or colony. The fact that Mobile City was the battlefront forced the capital of the French Louisiana was moved to Biloxi, now Mississippi. A stone wall was then erected round Mobile City so that it remained a trading point for the Native Americans and the French people. This is according to the recorded history.

The British people

The British people then came in between 1763 and 1780 and made Mobile their colony. This was after the Treaty of Paris was signed to end the French and Indian wars. The treaty gave Mobile city to the Britain rule. It was named West Florida. This was as per the queen's consort and instructions. In between 1780 and 1783, the Spaniards came back and had a war with the Britons over the Mobile region. Spain retained the colony until 1813 when the American forces captured it and placed under Mississippi territory. After consultations and region splitting, Mobile City was then set under the Alabama territory. In 1819, Alabama was declared an independent state of the U.S. This made conversion into a full American State allowed it to be the home of the beautiful Mobile City.

The After Statehood and Modern Period

The American powers made massive resources from growing and harvesting cotton in the area. Mobile city enjoyed economic prosperity due to the booming cotton business. The inhabitants were put into slavery whereby they worked for the American powers and rulers. The wealth created through the cotton trading made the city known worldwide. As a result, the area grew and economically developed. Schools, hospitals and churches were built in the area. Africans were also shipped into the region to work as slaves. After some time, the civil war erupted cost a lot of people their lives. They urged for democratic rights and equal human treatment.

In the 20th century,

the population of people increased, and the war ceased. This was around 1955 to 1999. Mobile city blossomed, and racial segregation ceased. Today, Mobile City is one of the most beautiful cities that you can visit.