The South's Best College Town
"Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain.."- The Deserted Village By Oliver Goldsmith
Located in Lee County, Auburn was founded in 1836 by John Harper and other settlers from Georgia. Auburn's name was inspired by a poem written by Oliver Goldsmith titled The Deserted Village. The land of present day Auburn was originally part of the Creek Native American Territory until 1832, when the Treaty of Cusseta made the area open to settlers.
Auburn University, first opened as East Alabama Male College, was founded in 1859. The university is the main factor in the city's economy. Auburn University has had four official names, becoming Auburn University in 1960. The programs at the university are ranked among the top in the country.
When the Civil War started in 1861, Auburn emptied, all of the schools and most businesses closed. During the Civil War, a hospital for Texan Confederated soldiers was located in Auburn. Currently, Auburn is Alabama's fastest growing metropolitan area and the 19th fastest growing metropolitan area in the United States.
Awesome Places To Get A Bite
Taste the Mediterranean in Auburn, AlabamaWhether you are looking for a world-class gyro or some delicious grilled salmon, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe has you covered. With both traditional and gluten-free options available, everyone feels at home when they eat Taziki’s. Daily lunch specials are a predictable and delicious way to dine all week. Ordering from Taziki’s […]
Sushi Made Traditionally and With a TwistSushi, as traditional culinary art, is already delicious. Rock N Roll Sushi in Auburn, Alabama puts a brand new spin on it. They have dozens of different varieties of sushi that are sure to please any palate. Delectable appetizers are sure to start off your meal right and heavenly […]
Classic Meals Handmade by the ProfessionalsEveryone loves a good sandwich, but there is a whole lot more on offer at Momma Goldberg’s Deli. Their menu includes everything from nachos to wraps to salads. Momma Goldberg’s truly has something for everyone to enjoy. Try their mouthwatering classics, such as the appropriately named Big Momma Sandwich or build […]