Cherokees settled along the Creek Path and the Tennessee River as early as 1784 inhabiting the area. Most of the remains of these towns and villages can be identified. During The War Between the States, Marshall County was the scene of several raids by Federal troops. It was unsuccessfully shelled by these troops on July 30, 1862 in an attempt to capture the town. It was again attacked on March 2, 1864, and again on August 24, 1864. It finally yielded to the invaders January 1865, and was burned and destroyed with the exception of six or seven buildings.
Albertville Public Library
Some of the library workers say that the elevator will go up and down by itself. They’ll hear water running in the bathroom and it stops when they look to see where it’s coming from. They say that the library was built over a house that was torn down in the early 1900’s and that the people who lived there are angry about it, so they haunt the library. Most of the things happen early in the morning, when the first person comes to work all alone. Many current residents say the haunting stories throughout the city are nothing more than folk lore and fancy tales.
Located at 135 S Main Street in Arab Alabama, Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum displays items from American wars. Museum Director Gene Bishop donated most of the items from his private collection.
Call 256-797-1962 or 256-498-2499 or visit the museum’s FaceBook page for more information. Arab, Alabama Chamber of Commerce website has additional contact information and current hours of operation. Arab, Alabama is located 25 minutes south of Huntsville, 75 minutes north of Birmingham, 3 hours west of Atlanta, and 5 hours north of Mobile. Two of the state’s main arteries, AL Highway 231 North/South and AL Highway 69 East/West, come together in the middle of Historic Downtown Arab – a quaint setting, rich with history and bursting with charm.
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE… …it’s what defines Guntersville, and makes it a special place to live, work and play. Literally surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama, Marshall County, this mountain-lakes jewel offers something for everyone. Explore Guntersville, and discover for yourself how our community’s natural beauty is reflected perfectly by the quality of living. Literally surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama’s Mountain-Lakes region, this is one city that makes quality of life a way of life.
Lake Guntersville State Park, on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, offers a resort complex, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking and fishing. Located on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake the park hosts a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain. Chalets on the ridge-tops provide overnight accommodations. Park Website