Clay county lies in what was some of the last lands occupied by the Creek Indians before their removal west in 1832. Given its hilly terrain and lack of rich land, early settlers to the area tended to be poor farmers. The county remains one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in Alabama.
Clay County Alabama
Cheaha Mountain, often called Mount Cheaha, is the highest natural point in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is located a few miles northwest of the town of Delta in scenic Talladega State Park, which offers a lodge, a restaurant, and other amenities. The highest point is marked with a USGS benchmark in front of Bunker Tower, a stone Civilian Conservation Corps building with an observation deck on top. The CCC also constructed a road to Cheaha, but the road has been closed for years. The old road is known as CC Road and contains interesting ruins.