10 Interesting Facts About Daphne, Alabama

Facts About Daphne

Facts About Daphne

Daphne was incorporated on July 8, 1927, with a population of only 500.

The community of Daphne dates as far back as 1763 when it was commonly known as “The Village.” French troops and later British troops occupied the area.

Daphne has adopted the nickname The Jubilee City″ in recognition of its status as one of the locations of the Mobile Bay Jubilee.

In February 2008, Daphne became the last of the large cities in Baldwin County to enact a public smoking ban.

In November 2010, the Daphne City Council enacted a ban against texting while driving, becoming the first Mobile-area municipality to do so.

On September 19, 1927, the town held its first election. The first Mayor was James M. Voltz.

The estimated population of Daphne is 29,670

The inhabited history of what is now called Daphne dates at least to the Paleo-Indian period and Native American tribes around 9000 BC.

The history of Daphne can be dated back to the native American settlement and later was under French rule, then British and Spanish rule and now part of the United States.

Daphne has a total area of 14.1 square miles, of which 13.5 square miles are land and 0.6 square miles is water.

Facts About Daphne
Interesting Facts About Daphne, Alabama