| July 11, 2020
Brantley is located in south-central Crenshaw County in the south-central part of the state. Brantley is one of only four towns in Alabama whose town limits form a circle.
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Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge, located in Bibb County Alabama, is one of nation's newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact.
Sipsey River Kayaking
Located within the William B. Bankhead National Forest, one of Alabama's four National Forests, covering 181,230 acres, is the Sipsey River.
Town Creek Alabama
If you’re looking for fish, head to Town Creek.
The Battle of Day's Gap, fought on April 30, 1863, was the first in a series of American Civil War skirmishes in Cullman County, Alabama, that lasted until a battle on May 2nd, known as Streight's Raid.
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Local tales say a mass murderer named “Mr. Hammond” supposedly lived in the woods in the area of Cry Baby Hollow in the 1940’s.
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Some sites listed here may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior to treasure hunting, panning, dredging, or metal detecting.
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Each autumn, the town of Thorsby celebrates its heritage with the Annual Swedish Festival that includes an arts and crafts fair, a pageant, music, car and motorcycle shows and food native to the American South. The town maintains a museum in the old Norwegian Lutheran Church, now called "Helen Jenkins Chapel". A Scandinavian Cemetery is available for visits any time.
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BATTLE OF HOBDY’S BRIDGE
On March 24th, 1837, the last significant Indian battle in Alabama was fought between 900 warriors of the Creek Nation and white settlers. Led by General William Wellborn, a large force of volunteers and militia left Eufaula, Alabama (then called Irwinton) to find and capture or kill the Creek Indians who had fled into the swamps following an attack on the camp where they were being held prior to their removal to present-day Oklahoma. Reaching Hobdy's Bridge, then a long wooden span and causeway, Wellborn learned that the main party of Creeks were camped about one mile north of the bridge.
EARLY FORTS OF ALABAMA
Camp Albert G. Forse
Spanish American War Fort, Huntsville, Alabama
Named after Major Albert G. Forse, 1st U.S. Cavalry, who was KIA at San Juan Hill, July 1, 1898.
Talladega is a city in Talladega County, Alabama, United States.
The Lost Confederate Gold
Near Athens, Alabama there may be a Confederate treasure.
Alabama Treasure Legends
This series deals with the investigation of Alabama's numerous treasure legends.
Louina Alabama, sometimes called Ole Louina, is a ghost town located 14 miles west of Roanoke Alabama and about one mile east of Wadley Alabama in Randolph County, Alabama.
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Hog Mountain Goldmine
The largest occurrence of gold in Alabama was found in the Hog Mountain District of Tallapoosa County in 1839.
Cleburne County Alabama Gold Mines
Alabama Mines and Mining
The following excerpt from Memorial record of Alabama
by Brint Fuller, 1893
The mineral region, par excellence, of Alabama, embracing fully one-third of the territorial area of the state, is so called on account of the variety and abundance of the leading minerals of commerce to be found therein, and the fact that nearly all, if not all, the mines which are now worked, by common consent, constitute the mineral belt. But this area, rich and prolific as it is, does not monopolize all the mineral wealth of Alabama.
Alabama Biking Trails Single track or singletrack is a narrow mountain biking trail that is approximately the width of the bike. It contrasts with double track or fire road which is wide enough for four-wheeled off-road vehicles. In addition it is frequently smooth and flowing, but it may also exhibit technical rocky sections and may […]
Monte Sano State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and mountaintop retreat encompassing 2,140 acres on the eastern portion of the top and slopes of Monte Sano Mountain on the east side of Huntsville, Alabama.
Sixteen miles of wide dirt trails for use by horses, hikers, ORV's and mountain bikers.
Devil's Racetrack runs 1.6 miles from the Land Trust Parking on Spragins Hollow Road to a large group of limestone boulders known as the Devil's Racetrack. This natural open area offers a great view of the hills north of Huntsville.
From start to finish, the trail ascends only 200 feet with the most aggressive climb from 0.6 to 1.10 miles on the trail. This is where you reach the Devil's Racetrack, a short loop that runs around large grouping of limestone rocks. The loop is just less than 0.5 miles long and puts you back to the trail.
The river and canyon have formed a wild and rugged landscape that allows for a range of peaceful and challenging recreational opportunities. The river supports world-class whitewater paddling and the canyon supports exceptional climbing opportunities. The opportunity for hiking, swimming, and fishing in natural areas away from city life are exemplified at Martha's Falls and Canyon Mouth.
Wade Mountain Nature Preserve is currently 843 acres with eight miles of trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding. Wade Mountain is currently the only Land Trust Preserve which allows equestrian trail riding.
Folklore claims the Cherokee Indians raced horses atop the mountain.