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.

Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika Alabama

The Ghost of Rosemere Cemetery in Opelika Alabama

The historic Rosemere Cemetery in Opelika Alabama is said to host the ghost of Union Army Private, William Alder. Visitors on ocassion report seeing the spirit of Alder in his blue U.S. Union Army Infantry uniform wandering around his gravesite or setting with his back on his grave headstone. https://youtu.be/SBYBJEiXiGg


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Salem Shotwell Bridge in 2003 Before It Was Rebuilt

Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge

After months of negations, the Lee County Commission approved to transfer ownership of what remained of the Salem-Shotwell Covered Bridge to the City of Opelika during a meeting held on October 31, 2005. An agreement was reached by the Lee County Historical Society and the Opelika Kiwanis Club to reconstruct the bridge over Rocky Brook at Opelika Municipal Park.