Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Dry Counties

Let's look at that Southern phenomena, the "dry" county, where alcoholic beverages cannot be sold.

Here's Alabama's "wet" counties (in blue) and "dry" counties in yellow.  And some dry counties, like Lauderdale, have "wet" cities (marked with a single X, like Florence).

Some counties, like Madison, have it so that draft beer is sold.  These are marked with a double X.

Blame the W.C.T.U. (see Heidi's blog) and the mossback Fundamentalists for these weird laws.



  1. So 'Blue Double X' could be the name of an Alabama draft beer.

  2. Alabama's alcohol laws are a mare's nest of illogic. There's a real cultural divide between the cities and the small towns in that state.