Huntsville Living

The first settlers of the Huntsville area were Native-American Creeks. The Chickasaw people settled in the area around 1300.
Subsequent depopulation due to disease, land disputes between the Choctaw and Cherokee, and pressures from the United States government largely depopulated the area prior to the Revolutionary War when John Hunt Arrived. Hunt settled in the land around the Big Spring in 1805.
Native claims to the land were ceded to the U.S. Government in 1805 and 1806. The area was subsequently purchased by LeRoy Pope, who named the area Twickenham after the home of his distant relative, Alexander Pope.  


Due to anti-British sentiment during this period, the name was changed to "Huntsville" to honor John Hunt.

Aircraft Engine Historical Society

http://www.enginehistory.org/


The Aircraft Engine Historical Society, Inc. was organized in July of 2001 by a small group interested in preserving the rich history of all engines used in aerial propulsion, including rocket engines. 

The AEHS strives to:

  • Promote a historical society that fosters an appreciation of the people, art, and science associated with aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.
  • Educate students, historians, enthusiasts and the public about the history of aircraft engines.
  • Obtain, archive, and disseminate historical material related to aircraft engine development, manufacture, and use.
  • Encourage the restoration and public display of historical aircraft engines.


Huntsville Pilgrimage Association

http://www.huntsvillepilgrimage.org/

This organization advances the appreciation and preservation of the historic heritage of Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama through a Pilgrimage of homes and related events. 

Five Points Historic District Association

http://fivepointshistoricdistrict.org/

Five Points is one of Huntsville's Historic Preservation Districts, established in 1999. Anyone can join the association.

Historic Huntsville Foundation

http://www.historichuntsville.org/

Founded in 1974, this educational organization is dedicated to the preservation of the architecturally and historically significant sites and structures in Huntsville and Madison County, Alabama.

Huntsville Genealogical Computing Society

http://www.hgcsociety.org/

The purpose of the Huntsville Genealogical Computing Society is to provide, promote, and encourage education in and use of computers for genalogical   purposes.   

 
Huntsville - Madison County Historical Society

http://www.hmchs.org/

The Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the past in order to enrich the future. The Society meets quarterly at the Huntsville Public Library and visitors are welcome to attend.

Huntsville Gem and Mineral Society

http://huntsvillegms.org/

The Huntsville Gem & Mineral Society is a non-profit educational organization for people interested in mineralogy, geology, paleontology, and related lapidary arts. Its primary purpose is the education of members and the general public in these areas. 

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