Originally Posted by RoyBraddy
I was thinking Talladega area of Alabama when I first saw the post... Now I am wondering how the ALABAMA name made it all the way to California haha
This is what I found on how they were named:
The Alabama Hills were named for CSS Alabama. When news of the Confederate warship's exploits reached prospectors in California sympathetic to the American Civil War Confederates, they named many mining claims after the ship, and the name came to be applied to the entire range.