About South Mobile County
There are many communities and towns that make up South Mobile County. There also many bodies of water from rivers, Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Below is information on those and what some of the areas in South Mobile County.
FOWL RIVER is a beautiful, brackish 14.4 mile long river that is the home of many birds, fresh water fish, salt water fish, wet lands, manatees and many other animals. The river splits into East Fowl River and West Fowl River. East Fowl River discharges into Mobile Bay and West Fowl River into The Mississippi Sound south of Coden, AL. River Life includes fishing, hunting, crabbing, boating, skiing, tubing and pretty much anything an outdoors man would want to do.
DOG RIVER is an 8 mile long brackish river that’s depth is affected by the tides. It is not a deep river, its average depth is between 9-12 feet with areas along wetlands being 1-2 feet during mid-tide. It too is the home of many animals like Fowl River.
MOBILE BAY is the 4th largest estuary in the United States with a discharge rate of 62,000 cubic feet of water per second. It is 31 miles long and 24 miles wide, which makes it 413 square miles in area. There are many large ships that navigate Mobile Bay to port. Our ship channel gets to depths that exceed 75 feet, the average depth of the bay is around 10 feet. There are many rivers, major and small that discharge into the bay. It is truly a special place and the heart of our area and industry.
IRVINGTON is a community located North of Bayou La Batre, AL. At one time it was a thriving farm community and the center of a Tung oil business. There are neighborhoods and homesteads with large amounts of land in Irvington. If you want quiet country living but still be conventionally located to the interstate then this is definitely a community worth looking into.
BAYOU LA BATRE is on the coast of the Mississippi Sound on the Gulf of Mexico. This charming city is a French settlement and was a tourist town in the 1800’s and early 1900’s. Now known as the seafood capital of Alabama, there are many local events to show off the unique favors of cuisine that you can only find here at events like Taste of the Bayou and The Fleet Blessing. Bayou La Batre is one of those special places that are hard to find and is like stepping back in time to the small town where everyone knows each other and is rich with tradition and home town pride.
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There are many different schools in these areas. Below you can click to see Mobile County School Boards website where you can check schools by address. Here are some national education sites www.greatschools.org or www.education.com for you to look at as well.
Dining and Shopping
South Mobile County has a lot to offer you fresh seafood lovers! Bayou La Batre is the seafood capital of Alabama, this is where you will find restaurants like Catalina Restaurant and Lighthouse Restaurant. A hot spot on Dog River is The River Shack Restaurant and Oyster Bar, this is a great place to have some good food while sitting on the water, having a drink and listening to live music (when scheduled). Fowl River has great casual dinning as well! Bailey’s, home of the West Indies Salad and The Pelican Reef, dining on the water at the Fowl River marina, are some of my families favorites.