Today, Daphne, Alabama is a thriving community with over 27,000 residents and hundreds of local businesses. Located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, the city of Daphne provides residents and visitors with breathtaking scenery, exciting activities and unique southern charm. However, despite this quaint city’s growth and expansion over the last decade, Daphne had humble beginnings along Mobile Bay.
The area which Daphne inhabits was originally visited by several Native American communities, including the Tensaw, Choctaw and Seminole. This came to be known as a neutral ground for the tribes to meet and discuss important matters amongst the leaders. Over time, the groups began to work together to provide food for their families before beginning the production of pottery and weapons that allowed the groups to trade. In 1540, the first Spanish settlers arrived in Daphne with Hernando de Soto. However, the control of the area was weak and Daphne fell under French control in 1710 as they claimed Mobile Bay.
The area fell under the control of the British and Spanish before eventually becoming a part of the United States in 1814. Daphne was officially named and established on April 9th, 1874, despite having been settled for over 200 years. Since its founding, Daphne has withstood wars, hurricanes and even a late-night raid. The city is truly amazing and has come a long way in a short amount of time.
Daphne is home to a variety of stores and exciting things to do. One of Daphne’s most unique attractions is Gator Alley Boardwalk, which was founded in 2004 by Wes Moore. The alligators that live in this alley were rescued from dangerous environments and moved to the alley, which was designed to be a safe habitat for the alligators. This boardwalk allows visitors to take in fantastic sights and, at Gator Station, you may even get a chance to hold a baby alligator!
Mount Man Electric also highly recommends all of Daphne’s locally owned restaurants. If you are craving cajun food, no one does it quite like Boudreaux’s. However, if you are looking for something more traditional, Kitchen On Main is a town favorite. Daphne has so many wonderful food options for residents and visitors to enjoy that it’s hard to recommend only one.
Mount Man Electric is a licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractor that is locally owned and founded in Mobile, Alabama, but also services Daphne and other surrounding areas. Our services include residential electrical services, commercial electrical services, professional television installation and more! Mount Man Electric’s expert technicians will work within your budget and still provide the best products and services for your project. With expertise and experience, there is no one better choice than Mount Man Electric!
Mount Man Electric is proud to serve the city of Daphne and surrounding areas. We truly love working in this city and with its wonderful residents. If you live in Daphne, Alabama or its surrounding areas and are looking for an experienced company to complete an electrical job, please contact Mount Man Electric and we will schedule a time to complete your project!