This website was created back in 2007, for the primary purpose
of organizing our Semmes Community to fight
against Hopkinton Estates - a subdivision/neighborhood
that we felt would have negatively impacted our Community.

The "savesemmes" name was chosen because we knew that
eventually, we also wanted to utilize the website to communicate
with the community on the idea of incorporating and
becoming our own city.  We needed to "SAVE SEMMES".
We realized, in the process of opposing the approval of
Hopkinton Estates at the City of Mobile's Planning Commission
meetings for 5 months, that the only
way we could control our destiny and have a voice in our
community, would be to form our own "City of Semmes".

Our dream to become a city was realized on August 17th, 2010.
Voters went to the polls and voted in favor of incorporation by an
overwhelming 74%.

Welcome to the new "City of Semmes"!

This website will continue to be used as a place to
make announcements about upcoming events and news
in the Semmes Community.  So check back often for updates!



The community was named for Admiral Raphael Semmes (1809-1877), an officer in the United States Navy from 1826 to 1860 and the Confederate States Navy from 1860 to 1865.

Semmes ('semz') is an unincorporated community in western Mobile County, Alabama, in the Mobile metropolitan area. The 2000 census records show a population of 15,389 in the 36575 zip code which includes the community. It is part of the Mobile metropolitan statistical area.

Semmes is a part of the Mobile County Public Schools system, with a total enrollment of over 65,000 students.

The first-ever Community Park in Semmes opened on February 3rd, 2007. The 10,400 sq. ft park was built adjacent to the Semmes Community Center at a cost of $600,000.

Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Total Population


Family Households
Average Household Size
*data from US Census 2000  

Zip Code:  36575

Area Code:  251

Time Zone:  Central

Latitude/Longitude: 30.75441/-88.26671