Welcome to Foley, Alabama
Foley's Rich History
According to Wikipedia, Foley was named for its founder, John B. Foley, a Chicago resident who heard about the area on his way home from President McKinley's funeral in 1901. He bought almost 50,000 acres of land the next year and was building better transportation into town by 1905.
Foley has been home to some famous people over the years, including Fannie Flagg (author of Fried Green Tomatoes) and football greats D. J. Fluker, Julio Jones, Robert Lester, Bubba Marriott, Ken Stabler, and Chris Watton.