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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

Hale County Alabama Map

HALE COUNTY ALABAMA

Hale County Alabama comprises more than 660 square miles and is part of Alabama’s Black Belt. It lies in the west-central part of the state wholly within the Coastal Plain physiographic section. The landscape consists of rolling prairies and coastal plains dotted with oak and pine forests.

Greensboro Alabama- Catfish Capital of Alabama

Greensboro Alabama

Greensboro Alabama
HALE COUNTY MAIN PAGE

Welcome to Greensboro Alabama. Located in, and the county seat of,  Hale County. The city is home to roughly 2500 people. At one time, Greensboro was a community by the name of “Troy.” Greensboro is one of the Alabama cities with a number of sites to see; sites listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Safe House Museum

The Safe House Museum

 

The Safe House Museum is located in the city of Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County Alabama

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night of March 21, 1968 in this house while fleeing the Klan. The house is now a museum highlighting the struggle for equality by African-Americans in Alabama. Its curator, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and a family friend of King. Greensboro is also home to a large number of antebellum-era houses and churches, including some that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as Glencairn and Magnolia Grove. www.ruralswalabama.org states:
On the night of March 21, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small, shotgun-style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, AL.