Hobson City was established on August 16, 1899 and is the oldest incorporated African American Cities in the State of Alabama and the third oldest incorporated African American city in the United States. There are less than 25 remaining African American cities in the United States.
The area we now know as Hobson City was first known as Mooree Quarter, and was a part of Oxford, Alabama until the late 1890’s. At that time Blacks were permitted to vote in city and county elections. Their vote usually was a controlling factor during elections; they soon became isolated from the City of Oxford.
Hobson City Hall
715 Martin Luther King Dr.
Hobson City, Alabama