Celebrating Our Mobile, Alabama Roots,

Wherever We Are

Wherever life may take you, they say you can never forget your roots. And for us, our roots run deep in the heart of Mobile, Alabama – a city of vibrant Mardi Gras celebrations, picturesque Southern charm, and a community spirit that’s as warm and welcoming as the Alabama sun.

Welcome to You Know You Are From Mobile, Alabama (YKYAFMA), a digital community that started as a modest meme page back in 2011. A brainchild of native Mobilians who simply couldn’t get enough of their beloved hometown, YKYAFMA quickly grew into a lively community of over nine thousand members who all share a common bond – an unbreakable connection to Mobile, Alabama.

Celebrating Our Mobile Heritage and Shared Experiences

With memories as vibrant as the Mardi Gras parades, as aromatic as the azaleas blossoming in the Mobile sun, and as comforting as the sight of Spanish moss rustling in the Gulf breeze, our connection to Mobile is deep-seated and cherished.

Yet, YKYAFMA is more than a sentimental reflection of yesteryears. It is an ode to our roots, an affirmation of our present, and a gathering space to forge connections over shared stories and experiences that reinforce our pride in calling Mobile, Alabama, our home.

Whether you’re fortunate enough to stroll the age-old streets of Mobile or you’re a Mobilian at heart residing oceans away, YKYAFMA brings a touch of our hometown to you. Our platform is a mosaic of Mobile’s heritage, from intriguing historical trivia to cherished recipes, community events to rally behind, and captivating old photographs to nostalgic local tales. We ensure the essence of Mobile thrives in every member.

Join us on this fascinating expedition through the annals of Mobile’s past, the happenings of the present, and the promise of the future. Share in the reminiscing, broaden your knowledge, and forge lasting connections. Because being from Mobile, Alabama, means that no matter the distance, the city’s charm is forever imprinted on your heart.

Welcome back home, y’all!

Our Mission

YKYAFMA’s mission is to cultivate a dynamic, engaging space where both former and current Mobilians can unite, exchange, and rejoice in our distinctive local legacy.

Our objective is to commemorate the deep historical roots, cultural customs, and picturesque charm of our city through the exchange of narratives, images, dialogues, and local wisdom.

By nurturing a sense of unity and providing a hub for reminiscing and acquiring knowledge, we aim to kindle the flame of Mobile’s spirit in the hearts of our members, regardless of their global location.

Our Values

  • Community: We believe in the power of community. Our group is a space for individuals to connect over shared experiences, memories, and appreciation for Mobile, Alabama.
  • Respect: We respect all members of our community, valuing diversity and inclusivity. We foster an environment where everyone feels welcome and heard.
  • Heritage: We celebrate the rich history and traditions of Mobile. We understand the importance of remembering our roots and the impact they have on our identities.
  • Engagement: We value active participation and contribution from our members. We thrive on interaction, discussion, and shared experiences.
  • Learning: We appreciate the opportunity to learn from one another, whether it’s about Mobile’s history, local recipes, or personal stories.
  • Positivity: We maintain a positive and uplifting environment. We focus on the aspects of Mobile and our experiences that bring joy and foster a sense of home.
  • Support: We believe in supporting each other and our hometown. We promote local businesses, share local news, and uplift our members in times of need.
  • Authenticity: We value genuine connections and authentic communication. Our community is a place to be oneself and connect with others on a meaningful level.

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Join Our Community

Discover a place where your Mobile, Alabama roots come alive! Join our thriving Facebook community, YKYAFMA, to celebrate the rich culture, history, and spirit of our beloved city. This is your space to reminisce about the magic of Mardi Gras, share your favorite Southern recipes, engage in discussions about local history, and cherish the nostalgia of Mobile’s unique heritage. Meet fellow Mobilians, participate in exciting community events, and keep the Mobile spirit alive no matter where you are. It’s not just a Facebook group, it’s a home away from home for all who know and love Mobile, Alabama. Don’t wait, join us today!