Situated at the foot of the Highway 98 bridge leading over Perdido Bay, the Lillian area has been settled and resettled since the days of the Creek, Choctaw, and Seminole Indians. Lillian is an unincorporated area that provides the normal services of small town life without the high taxes. The community includes many churches, post office, bank, community center, library, recreation park, a number of water access parks on Perdido Bay, a very highly rated volunteer fire department, several planned communities, and a variety of businesses, including a pharmacy, restaurants, 24-hour gym, convenience store and dollar stores.
Alabama Gulf Coast
Long known as a great resort area, the Alabama Gulf Coast boasts a wealth of recreation, vacation, and leisure activity opportunities as well as a great place to live. It includes such well known communities as Daphne and Fairhope on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, and Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan, and Foley in the general Gulf Coast area. (Gulf Shores consistently ranks as a Top 10 Family-Friendly Vacation destination.) See below for links to more of these areas.
Alabama did not become a state until December 14, 1819; however, Baldwin County was established in 1809 while still part of the Mississippi Territory. Bay Minette is the county seat. The county is governed by a four-member commission elected at-large for four year terms.