In the late 19th century, Girard made up most of current downtown Phenix City, while Phenix City was mostly in Lee County. In the early 20th century, the two towns consolidated into the present Phenix City as county lines were redrawn to account for population shifts involved in the Auburn University opening and expansion.
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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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.