Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Mobile, the most populous town of Alabama, U.S.A., is situated on the Mobile river, at the head of Mobile Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico. The harbour admits vessels drawing 13 ft., and there are a floating dry-dock and several shipyards. The cotton trade has declined since the Civil War, but the export of timber is of growing importance. Many of the inhabitants are of Spanish descent.