Daphne is a city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States, on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. The city is located along I-10, 11 miles east of Mobile and 150 miles southwest of the state capital of Montgomery. The U.S. Census estimated its population at approximately 19,542 in 2009. It is a principal city of the Daphne FairhopeFoley Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Baldwin County.Village Point Park Preserve is the largest park in Daphne and was once referred to as Jackson Oak Park. It is an estuary for wildlife. A historic cemetery is also located on the property.Bayfront Park is a small drive up park that fronts on the bay and includes an elevated hall for parties and receptions, business meetings.Lott Park is an older, multi-field baseball, basketball, and tennis park. The inhabited history of what is now called Daphne dates at least to the Paleo-Indian period and Native American tribes around 9000 BC. Modern day Daphne is a thriving suburb of nearby Mobile with all the expected amenities of 21st century life.