Once a very small, sleepy fishing village, Daphne, Alabama has grown into a desirable Eastern Shore town. Well known as “The Jubilee City”, Daphne has increased its size in residents by about 30 percent in the past few years. However, it still has great small town appeal. “The Jubilee City” name is derived from the phenomenon experienced very few places in the world known as a “jubilee”, an event in which crabs, shrimp, and fish swim into the shallow waters of Mobile Bay into the nets of folks who are lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time.
Located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay between the cities of Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, Daphne has lots of recreational opportunities. It has a close proximity to The Gulf of Mexico, many rivers and bays, and abundant hunting grounds. Daphne is the largest city in Baldwin County and features excellent schools that are well known for their academics and athletics. Churches of all major denominations are located in Daphne as well.
The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay has several other small towns located on its shores with the towns of Fairhope and Spanish Fort only a short distance away. Spanish Fort is well known for its historical significance in The War Between The States, and Fairhope is known as a premier destination by visitors and home buyers all over the world. Also worth noting is the short distance that it takes to drive to Alabama and Florida beaches from Daphne.
All in all, it’s easy to see why so much growth has been experienced in Daphne. It has an incredible amount to offer to anyone who lives here or visits here. Please take a moment and visit the City of Daphne website. You’ll be glad you did!