Alabama’s only salt water port, Mobile is located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the north-central Gulf Coast. It is the principal municipality of the Mobile Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 412,992 residents.
LDS Members make up 0.75% of the population of Mobile. In the state of Alabama there are 34,725 members, 6 stakes, 42 wards, 33 branches, 1 mission, and 1 temple.
Concerted missionary efforts in Alabama started around 1842-1843 in Alabama with the work of Elders James Brown and John U. Eldridge. Before August 24, 1842, branches in Tuscaloosa and Perry counties were organized by Elder Brown. A wood-frame Magnolia Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was completed in 1913. A Sunday School was organized in Montgomery on August 22, 1911. Many of these early converts were baptized in the Alabama River.