Dog Town Alabama

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Dog Town Alabama

Dog Town Alabama is also known as Cagle’s Crossroads, Dogtown, and Ruhama. Dog Town is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County.

First called Cagle’s Crossroads after a local family, the community was then called Dog Town due to the large number of hunters and their dogs that frequented the area. It is also referred to as Ruhama, in reference to a local Baptist church that was organized in 1900. Dog Town has been noted for its unusual place name.

Now here’s where it gets complicated – there is also a Dogtown, Alabama (one word, not two) in Walker County. Dogtown is home to several abandoned coal mines.

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