Yuchi Gold Of Paint Rock Alabama
Paint Rock Alabama was first inhabited by Indians, then the white settlers came.
One of Alabama’s most famous lost gold stories is the Yuchi Gold of Paint Rock Valley.
The story says that somewhere just southeast of Huntsville, Alabama may lie a fortune in gold hidden in a cave. According to the local legend there is a cave loaded with gold ingots placed there by Spanish soldiers who were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama by the Yuchi tribe around 1699.
While transporting the gold to Florida the Spaniards were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama. The Yuchi Indians took their gold and hid it in a cave in Paint Rock Valley where the Yuchi tribe called home.
Editor: More treasure stories can be found at Alabama Treasure Legends Main Page and the ALABAMA CIVIL WAR MAIN PAGE. Paint Rock is a town in Jackson County, Alabama, United States, along the Paint Rock River. It was incorporated in July 1894.
As of the 2010 census, the population of the town was 210, up from 185 in 2000. This was the first time in 100 years it increased in population. Out of 13 incorporated communities in Jackson County, it is the least populated. Its peak population was in 1910 when it had 534 people and was the 4th largest town in the county.
Paint Rock is the location where the Scottsboro Boys were arrested.