Welcome to Huntsville - "Rocket City"
The high-tech city of Huntsville which sprawls at the foot of a mountain in North Alabama is equally at
home in the 19th century or the 21st. Huntsville's tourist attractions reflect the heritage of Alabama's
first English-speaking city, the strife of the American Civil War and the accomplishments of America's
The city is nicknamed "The Rocket City" for its close history with U.S. space missions. Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s. Centrally located in the MidSouth, is easy to reach by car or air. It is less than a day's drive for a quarter of the nation's population.
City of Huntsville aka Rocket City is one of the most recognized cities in the Southeast - consistently named as one of the best places to live and work by a variety of national publications. Our city is regularly named as a premier location for both business and quality of life.
Technology, space, and defense industries have a major presence here with the Army's Redstone Arsenal, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, and Cummings Research Park. We successfully combine the rich heritage of Southern hospitality with innovative high-tech ventures and cultural diversity.
City of Madison is rich in history and character. Once called Madison Station, where the trains stopped to pick up the cotton crop, the City is now a cosmopolitan economic center for western Madison County - the focal point of North Alabama's technology boom.