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Arab, Alabama

The town who's name was a mistake.

The town was to be named Arad in honor of it's founding citizen Arad Thompson. In 1886 when the letters for the Post Office arrived from Washington D.C., there was a "B" instead of "D". Realizing a correction might take a full year, the citizens put the letters on the Post Office building and changed the name to Arab.

Information about Arab

Arab Downtown Association - - Includes a listing of businesses located in downtown Arab.

Arab Chamber of Commerce - - For more than 45 years, the Arab Chamber of Commerce has brought Arab area businesses together to promote economic growth and prosperity. Founded by a small group of businessmen in 1963, the Chamber has grown to over 300 members and continues to unite businesses and individuals for the common purpose of improving the community in which we live and work.

The Arab Tribune - - The Arab Tribune is a twice weekly community newspaper. It is published Wednesday and Saturday in Arab and surrounding areas.

Arab Today - - Online Hometown News Covering Arab and Surrounding Communities.

FUN 92.7 Radio - - Local oldies radio station that also streams live on the web.

WRAB AM 1380 - - Local AM radio station since 1961, WRAB has provided Arab and surrounding areas with classic, timeless country; all-time gospel favorites; and the best in local news and sports.

Poke Salat Bluegrass Festival - - An annual event held the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. The Poke Salat Festival has been an integral part of our community since 1984.

Arab Police Department - - Arab has a progressively active police department in public service and in the prevention of crime. The Arab Police Department has a force of 27 sworn officers and 7 civilian employees, along with 6 RSVP volunteers to serve our city and police jurisdiction.

City of Arab - - The City of Arab is a progressive community that provides a high level of attraction for a supportive family atmosphere through a wholesome, safe and secure environment. Arab has a quality learning environment for all ages and opportunities are provided to citizens for life-long rewarding employment, recreation, historical and cultural experiences.

Arab City Schools - - Arab City Board of Education meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month. Meetings begin at 6:00pm at the Arab City Schools Central Office.

Marshall Medical Center North - - The citizens of Marshall County and the surrounding area have come to depend on our two regional medical centers for a wide range of quality healthcare services.

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