Oxford Alabama

Oxford Alabama

Whether a first time home buyer or seasoned retiree, Oxford is a special place to live. Oxford’s mild climate allows participation in outdoor activities all year round, a big plus if golf or tennis is your game.

Residents will tell you that Oxford is a great place for families. Children attend award-winning schools and have opportunities to participate in a variety of after-school activities. With several athletic programs to choose from, it’s clear that children can experience a variety of activities while growing up in Oxford.

Leeds Alabama

The tale of John Henry was believed to have originated in Leeds. In this folk story, John Henry, the “steel-drivin’ man”, raced and won against a steam engine in the laying of railroad that penetrated the Oak Mountain.

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Union Springs Alabama

Union Springs, a small historic town, is the county seat of Bullock County. Located in southeast Alabama, it is less than an hour’s drive from several destination cities, including Montgomery, Auburn, Troy, and Eufaula.

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Erie Alabama: An Alabama Ghost Town

This old Alabama town was on the banks of the Black Warrior River at Erie Bend near Greensboro.
Erie was once a vibrant town of 1,500 and county seat of Greene County, Alabama – now nothing remains and it is in Hale County

Historic Downtown Opelika

Opelika Alabama

Downtown Opelika features Historic Railroad Avenue, where you can hear the whistles blow and enjoy the rumblings of trains as they travel through the city. The beautiful courtyard and fountain in Lee County Courthouse Square is the site of a variety of special events. History abounds at The Museum of East Alabama.

Pell City, Alabama

Pell City is a city in St. Clair County, Alabama, United States. The city is the county seat of St. Clair County along with Ashville.

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Arab Alabama

Arab Alabama
The city of Arab, Alabama was incorporated in 1892 and is located in Cullman and Marshall counties in North Alabama.  Arab is located 20 minutes south of Redstone Arsenal.  The area is rich in heritage and history with unique locally owned shops, theaters, live music and several quaint diners.  The city is a progressive community with a supportive family atmosphere through a wholesome , safe and secure environment.     www.arabcity.org

The name of the town was an unintentional misspelling by the U.S. Postal Service in 1882 of the city’s intended name, taken from Arad Thompson, the son of the town founder and first postmaster Stephen Tuttle Thompson. Two other names for the town were sent to the Postal Service for consideration: “Ink” and “Bird”. Arab has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names. The Arab Alabama Historic Village
located in Arab City Park  is a tribute to the pioneer people who settled and built the area.  The City of Arab and the Arab Historical Society continue to develop the village which has 10 buildings furnished with items through the 1940’s and portrays a rural community of that time.  The buildings are open March-October on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am to 3 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm. Arab Alabama City Park
has several special events throughout the year; Back When Day in April, Arab Community Fair in September and Santa in the Park the Friday after Thanksgiving.   On November 11th, 2000 a community veterans memorial was dedicated at the park entrance.  The memorial is a tribute to the men and women of this community who served their country.  The memorial was erected by the city government to honor all veterans and  especially in memory of those who gave their all.    The black marble monument includes bronze plaques commemorating each branch of service.