Greetings fellow townsfolk from your Alabama Bicentennial Celebration Committee!
“Come join us at the Thompson Community Center, 9212 County Road 97, on Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 AM as the Town of Perdido Beach buries a time capsule. We are preserving for posterity the unique history of our town. Several items and news stories, along with letters and pictures from the town have been collected and preserved. There is room for more items so if anyone still wants to contribute something, please drop it off at the Town Hall no later than May 30, 2019. Hosted by the Perdido Beach Ad hoc Bicentennial Celebration Committee. There will be light refreshments and all are welcome to attend.”
2019 marks the third and final year of a celebration of the bicentennial of Alabama. The theme for this year is Sharing our Stories. Much is planned for this year. For information on statewide events visit www.alabama200.org. Don’t forget to check the schedule of the traveling exhibit and its locations throughout the state.
Like many small rural communities, this waterfront community has seen its share of changes. Family gardens have been replaced by supermarket chains, kerosene lanterns have been replaced by electric lights. Gone are the days of the ox drawn plows and the Model A automobiles. The community has always enjoyed a close knit spirit, where neighbors have looked out for and helped each other. Although we have moved into the era of high speed technology, this little Town still embraces that same community spirit that it did in days gone by. In early 2008 that harmonious spirit brought the community together for a common cause, to preserve our unhampered lifestyle. ..
- It was the consensus of the majority that it would be in the community’s best interest to incorporate, thus allowing the Town to make its own decisions concerning its future growth and development.
- On April 21st., 2009, the residents voted in a referendum of incorporation, which passed by approximately two-thirds vote in favor of incorporation.
- At the time of incorporation this tiny close knit community had realized a history of one hundred and eight years. Its current population consists of 558 permanent residents, as well as a large number of home owners and property owners who live elsewhere and claim Perdido Beach as their home away from home.
- It has been said,“Perdido Beach is not just a place-but a state of mind”..