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CLOSEST FREEWAYS: US 431 & US 231
APPROXIMATE POPULATION: 175,979
John Hunt of Virginia arrived here in 1805 and the settlement that sprang up was called Twickenham. In 1811 the town folks decided to rename it Huntsville in his honor.
How did Huntsville get its start in the space race? In 1950, 118 German rocket scientist hit town and began working to develop rockets for Redstone Arsenal. From this modest beginning, Huntsville now has bragging rights to the 3rd largest high-tech work force in the US.
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