Louina Alabama Ghost Town in Randolph County Alabama

Louina Alabama

Louina Alabama was settled by the Indians, pushed to Alabama by the white settlers from the overcrowded east in the 1830s. Louina’s trading post quickly became the metropolis of its day with the area producing quantities of gold. Today Louina is a ghost town.

Battelle, Alabama (DeKalb County)

Battelle Alabama

Battelle Alabama was a thriving mining community at the turn of the century, having spread out to the base of Lookout Mountain, five miles north of Valley Head, Alabama. Now, the forest has taken over, and no buildings remain in what was Battelle. Ruins include scattered bricks, rotted lumber, and a few pieces of metal.

Bibb-County-Alabama

Historic Places and Ghost Towns in Bibb County Alabama

Historic Places and Ghost Towns in Bibb County Alabama
Affonee
Also known as Punyville. Post office in operation 1858-1866 and 1881-1903. Located along Affonee Creek about two miles west of Duff Settlement, Alabama. Ashby Station
Mentioned in “1865 Alabama: From Civil War to Uncivil Peace” by Christopher Lyle Mcilwain, Sr. as “Ashby station (lower case ‘s’) : “Wilson’s forces made quick work of the blast furnaces and rolling mill at the Bibb Naval Furnace at Brierfield near the Ashby station of the Alabama and Tennessee Rivers Railroad to Selma,…). Also mentioned in “The Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama” by Ethel Armes: “A branch railroad from Ashby station, one and a half miles distant, on the Alabama and Tennesse Rivers Railroad…”.

Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama

Historical Sites in Clarke County Alabama
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Choctaw Corner Alabama
Choctaw Corner was a former town in Clarke County, Alabama. It is named for the nearby Choctaw Corner, which marked the border between the native Choctaw and Creek peoples prior to the Indian removal. The community was one of the earliest settlements in the county. Choctaw Corner had a post office by 1850. It was a prosperous community during the antebellum period and for many years afterwards.

Old Barn on Cold Winter Day. Blount County near Blountsville. Submitted by Tyler Cantrell

Historical Sites in Blount County Alabama

Historical Sites in Blount County Alabama

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Blount County: A County Older Than the State of Alabama

Created Feb. 7, 1818 by Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation. Named for the Tennessee Governor W. G. Blount, who sent militia under Andrew Jackson to punish the Creeks for Fort Mims massacre. Jackson fought and won the Creek War. Creeks gave up half of their lands in Treaty of Ft.

GHOST TOWNS OF ALABAMA

Ghost towns in Alabama are a popular subject for more reasons than you may think. For instance, it is often required that we survey an abandoned property or ghost town in order to recreate a past event in order to help determine if the event could have actually occured as described in old newspaper articles or testimony of witnesses.

Failetown, Alabama

Failetown is a ghost town in Clarke County. Today Failetown sits abandoned. The Faile Cemetery, Post Office, and other homes in various states of decay are all that remain of the town today.

Clarkesville, Alabama

Clarkesville, also spelled Clarksville, is a ghost town in Clarke County. It was the county seat of Clarke County until 1831. A small modern community, roughly a mile from the old site, presently calls itself Clarksville.