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Mobile is the 3rd largest city in Alabama and has an estimated population of 195,000 people. It’s located in Mobile County and covers 180 square miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Area code 251 contains the population of Mobile as well as the towns of Gulf Shores, Grove Hill, Prichard, Summerdale, and more. A Mobile area code can be beneficial to your business because of its central location on the Gulf Coast and proximity to both Florida and Louisiana.
Mobile was originally founded during the French colonization of the area in 1702 and wasn’t incorporated as a city in the United States until 1819. It began to grow when Alabama was granted statehood, and they were well-situated for trade both along the Mississippi river and the Gulf Coast.
The population of Mobile increased as demand for cotton grew and farms began to spring up around the area. By 1920, the city had over 60,000 residents and an economy based in commerce, shipping, shipbuilding, and steel. The Brookley Army Air Field played an important part in World War II to help sustain the struggling economy, and in the 80’s Mobile began an economic and cultural initiative that focuses on improving the city’s infrastructure, industry, and quality of life.