10 Interesting Facts About Auburn, Alabama

Interesting Facts About Auburn

Facts About Auburn

  1. The city’s unofficial nickname is “The Loveliest Village on the Plains,” taken from a line in the poem The Deserted Village by Oliver Goldsmith: “Sweet Auburn! Loveliest village of the plain…
  2. Auburn was incorporated on February 2, 1839.
  3. The city of Auburn lies in western Lee County and is bordered by the city of Opelika to the northeast and by Chambers County to the north.
  4. The elevation of Auburn at City Hall is 709 ft above sea level; though due to Auburn’s diverse topography, elevation ranges from 386 ft above sea level where Chewacla Creek crosses Sand Hill Road to 845 ft above sea level in northern Auburn near the Chambers County line.
  5. Auburn is the largest city in Eastern Alabama with an estimated population of 76,143, as of 2020.
  6. is the largest city in eastern Alabama. The population was 76,143 at the 2020 census.
  7. Auburn is a historic college town and is the home of Auburn University.
  8. The record high for Auburn is 103 °F set on July 15, 1980, and August 10, 1980, while the record low was −7 °F, set on February 13, 1899, and January 21, 1985.
  9. Auburn has had many notable citizens in its 170-year history, including Nobel Prize winners such as Frederick C. Robbins and George F. Smoot.
  10. Auburn is not only known for its academic institutions but also for its thriving economy, driven by sectors such as education, healthcare, technology, and manufacturing.
Interesting Facts About Auburn
Interesting Facts About Auburn