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Huntsville is located in Madison County and it is the county seat. It lies northeast of Madison, along Highway 565 near Monte Sano State Park. Huntsville's area in square miles is 174.43. The warmest normal high is 90 degrees in late July and early August and the coldest normal high is 48 degrees in late January. The annual rainfall is 52 inches.


Huntsville was settled in 1805. Six years later, it became the first incorporated town in Alabama. Huntsville also is the site of the state's first bank, textile mill, public library and water system.
Today, technology, space and defense industries comprise a major presence in Huntsville, including NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal and Cummings Research Park. Several Fortune 500 companies are based in Huntsville, which has a variety of manufacturing, retail and service industries.
Huntsville is part of the Huntsville, Alabama metro area.

Panoply Arts Festival | Panoply Arts Festival | Rocket City Gun and Knife Expo | St. Bartley Primitive Baptist Church | The WhistleStop Festival |
Alabama Counties Madison County |
Alabama State Parks Monte Sano State Park |
Antique Shops and Shows Reflections Boutique & Consignment |
Art Byzantine Art Studio | Signature Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns The Dickinson |
Education Academy for Science and Foreign Language | Blossomwood Elementary School | Center for Developmental Learning | East Clinton Street School | L J Morris Elementary School | Lee High School | Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School | Oakwood Adventist Academy | Rocket City Gymnastics Center | Three Springs |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries WildFlour Bistro | Crestwood Hospital |
History Alabama Constitution Village | Earlyworks Hands-On History Museum | Weeden House Museum | Big Spring International Park |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Ben Porter Real Estate School | Roy Claytor | Susie Brown Real Estate Agent | Tom and Pat Carter Realtors |
Science US Space and Rocket Center | Von Braun Astronomical Society |
Shopping Mixon Family Baskets |
Health Resorts and Spas Attitudes Day Spa Salon |
Sports and Sporting Events 3H Stables | Huntsville Canoe Club |
Wildlife Viewing Huntsville Animal Clinic |

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