People often get excited or curious to know when they get an inkling that something is cooking up behind their back or there is something hidden that they must know about. You will be amazed to know that Auburn has kept some secrets hidden in its closet that can be as exciting as a child opening eagerly his/her birthday gift. Reading out this article may jog your memory if you have been to the city before, if not, then you can raise your knowledge bars and boast your knowledge in front of others while sharing it with raised brow. Keep reading and don't let your alacrity banished.
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1. With a population of 60,258, Auburn has become the largest city in eastern Alabama.
2. Auburn is famed as "college town".
3. The city has been declared as Alabama's fastest growing metropolitan area.
4. In 2009, U.S. News placed Auburn on its top ten list of best places to live in the nation.
5. Unofficially, the city is fondly called "The Loveliest Village On The Plains". This name was taken from a famous poem, "The Deserted Village" by Oliver Goldsmith.
6. The town of Auburn is said to be discovered by Judge John J. Harper, who hailed from Harris County, Georgia.
7. The city was incorporated on February 2, 1839.
8. In 1892, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, formerly known as East Alabama Male College, became the first four-year college in the state that admitted women.
9. Auburn is home to Auburn University, which is a land-grant as well as sea- and space-grant university. This university is known to be the Alabama's largest university.
10. Parenting Magazine once ranked Auburn City Schools amongst top 100 school districts in the nation. It was once voted as the "best educational value in the Southeast" by Wall Street Journal.
11. In 2003, Plainsman Park, based in Auburn, was voted the top collegiate ballpark in the United States by Baseball America.
12. Currently, the government type of the city is mayor form.