Citronelle, AL is nicknamed "The Best Kept Secret in Southern Alabama." Citronelle was the site of the Third in a series of Five major surrenders during the Civil War. The site where the Surrender took place had an Oak Tree which was then known as "Surrender Oak." Each year, Citronelle holds a living history/reenactment of the Surrender. The "Surrender Oak" no longer stands as it was destroyed by a Hurricane in 1902. Oil was discovered in the area in 1955 and Citronelle is known today as the Oil Capital of Alabama.
McDavid-Jones Elementary School, Lott Middle School, and Citronelle High School