Killen AL Real Estate, Killen Area and Community Information
Killen is a small town that is located in the northwestern corner of Alabama. It is part of Lauderdale County
and the the Shoals Metropolitan Area. The band members of the group known as Drive-by Truckers and former NFL players Patrick Hape and Harlon Junius Hill all lived in Killen at one point in their lives.
History of Killen
The territory known as Killen
today was first settled in the early 1800s. At this time, the town was called Masonville. This early community consisted of little more than a grocer/post office combined and a handful of homes. However, when the Muscle Shoals Canal was completed in 1890, the area exploded with growth.
In around 1895, a man by the name of James Killen built a large general store and a separate post office in Masonville and applied to change the town's name. At this time, the town was renamed Killen. Killen was incorporated in 1957, at which time a police department was established as well. Today, Killen is a charming little community with several small businesses, churches, schools and lovely homes.
Parks and Recreation
If you decide to become a Killen home buyer, you will have access to several nearby parks where you and your family can have fun. One park that you will definitely want to visit is Deibert Park located on Darby Drive in neighboring Florence
. Features of Deibert Park include a playground, interactive walking trails, beautiful ponds and clean restrooms.
Another park you may want to visit is Wildwood Park, which you can find just off of West Irvine Avenue in Florence. In this park, you can enjoy such activities as picnicking, cycling, kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Other parks that are near Killen real estate are Killen Park, Cox Creek Park, Wilson Park and Martin Park.
Attractions and Activities
Killen real estate is also just a short drive from many fabulous attractions and locations that offer fun activities for your entire family. Some terrific family friendly attractions near Killen include the Children's Museum of the Shoals, Point Mallard Water Park, Deadwood Hollow
and Overton Farm.
Real estate in Killen is close to many historical attractions as well, and some of the more popular ones are Ivy Green, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Rosenbaum House, Edith Newman Culver Memorial Mansion and Pioneer Village. Looking for some great nature-related attractions near Killen properties? If so, you will want to check out William Bankhead National Forest, Rock Bridge Canyon and Dismals Canyon.
Special Events in Killen
One of the perks of purchasing Killen homes for sale is that residents can enjoy attending several special events that take place near the community. In mid-October, you will want to attend the Festival of the Singing River. This is an annual event that highlights Native American ceremonial dances, story telling, tasty food, and arts and crafts.
Another fun event that is held near Killen AL homes is Killen Founders Day
, which is held every year in late August. During this event, you can enjoy such festivities as a thrilling parade, live music, Native American demonstrations, food vendors, a classic car show and a fireworks display. Other events that take place near Killen homes are Alabama's Renaissance Fair (October) and Muscle Shoals Music City Fest (October).
If you are looking for a peaceful place to live in Alabama where you can escape the hustle and bustle of city life, give Mike Randall a call. We will show you any available homes for sale in Killen, and help you explore your purchase options. Phone Mike Randall and end your search today!