Spanish Fort has a history long before it settled in 1993. This area dates back to the American Civil War where the town was heavily fortified in defense for the Mobile area. After the Civil War, the area remained undeveloped until the 1970’s when development began. From 1993 and on, Spanish Fort has made strides in its expansion to create a city and community that focuses on small town values and creating a brighter future. Spanish Fort public schools are highly ranked for academic excellence and athletics, and are a key factor in desirability for families moving into the area. In fact, the City of Spanish Fort has been recognized for being one of the 12 best ZIP codes in Alabama, based upon income and education. The city maintains a level of planned economic growth for each year that passes that has kept the development of the city on the rise at a remarkable rate.