Population: 8,610 :: Service Area: 57,187
Located just 32 miles off Interstate 65, Andalusia is easily accessible, whether you fly into the modern Andalusia-Opp Municipal Airport or drive in Alabama Highway 55, U.S. 29 or U.S. 84. The community’s state and regionally accredited school system has an elementary school, middle school and high school. Andalusia High School features a unique “Explorations in Technology” program that prepares students for the high-tech workplace with courses in robotics, computers, lasers and fiber optics. Lurleen B. Wallace (LBW) Community College provides an excellent two-year program for advanced education on a beautiful 152-acre campus. The Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, located near Andalusia in the heart of Alabama’s timber country, provides unique opportunities for forestry and wildlife research. The city is also the proud home of the famous World Championship Domino Tournament, the Covington County Fair, and the Solon and Martha Dixon Center for the Performing Arts.
South Alabama offers a multitude of recreational opportunities. Just southwest of Andalusia is the beautiful 83,000-acre Conecuh National Forest that attracts visitors who want to swim, hike, camp, picnic and fish. Blue Lake and Open Pond are both located in the National Forest, which is known for its tall trees, crystal clear spring-fed lakes and clean fresh air. North of Andalusia, the 2,700-acre Gantt Lake and the 700-acre Point A Lake offer fishing, boating and water sports. Nearby Point A Park has camping and picnicking facilities. For hunters, several nearby wildlife management areas feature an abundance of dove, quail, turkey and deer. Andalusia has eight recreation parks, 18 ball fields and 20 public tennis courts. The city also boasts a nine-hole public golf course and a beautiful nature trail for walkers. Andalusia Country Club offers an 18-hole golf course, a restaurant, tennis courts and a swimming pool.