Living Democracy


The crimson and white flag of Chatom, Alabama.

Chatom, Alabama is located at the intersection of Highway 56 and 17 and is the geographic center of Washington County, Alabama’s First County – “Where Alabama Began.” Today, Chatom has a population of approximately 1,200 and is a home to an award-winning Public Library and Hospital & Nursing Home as well as attractions such as Lake Ellis, Chatom Community Center, and a beautiful 18-Hole golf course, The Pines of Chatom. Chatom is a very active and outgoing community and is known for its friendliness and its successful 4th of July Celebration and Mardi Gras activities. The Town of Chatom will be celebrating the AL 200 Bicentennial with the opening of a new Veterans Honor Park in November 2019.

Last Updated: October 19, 2018