Fire Hydrant Capital of The World!

Albertville, Alabama, “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World” statue

I recently stopped in Albertville, Alabama, for a photoshoot and ran across this statue celebrating the Albertville plant of the Mueller Company’s manufacture of their four millionth hydrant. Of course, city officials declared their city “Fire Hydrant Capital of the World.”

Mueller Company’s 4 Millionth Hydrant

The website “MentalFloss” reported

Albertville, Alabama, is the fire hydrant capital of the world. After the Mueller Company produced its millionth hydrant, dogs howled with joy at seeing a chrome hydrant installed in front of the city’s Chamber of Commerce.

Mueller’s Albertville plant, which launched production 40 years ago, today has 490 workers, making it one of the top employers in Marshall County.

According to

The first Albertville-made fire hydrant moved down the line at the Mueller plant 40 years ago.

“We are proud members of the Albertville business community and appreciate the city’s support over the years,” said Mueller plant manager Randy Epperson. “We also acknowledge that no company is successful without great employees who work hard and are committed to excellent customer service.

“Full speed ahead to 5 million!” he added.

Here are a couple more photos that I shot in Albertville that day.

The Albertville Depot, built in 1892
Marshall County Courthouse

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