Explore Alabama – Limestone County Alabama Ghost Towns: Center Hill Alabama, Clifton Alabama, Fairmount Alabama, Greenbrier Alabama, Hays Mill Alabama, Swancott Alabama, Tanner Alabama, Veto Alabama, Westmoreland Alabama, Wooley Springs AlabamaContinue reading
Explore Alabama: Monroe County Alabama Ghost Towns: Claiborne Alabama, Bells Landing Alabama, Finchburg Alabama, Hixon Alabama, Homewood Alabama, Manistee Alabama, Monroeton Alabama, Nadawah AlabamaContinue reading
Explore Alabama – Morgan County Alabama Ghost Towns: Basham Alabama, Gandy Cove Alabama, Cedars Alabama, Center Grove Alabama, Fort Bluff Alabama, Lawrence Cove Alabama, Massey Alabama, Neel Alabama, Ryan Crossroads Alabama, Stringer Alabama, Wilhites Alabama, Winton AlabamaContinue reading
Explore Alabama – Perry County Alabama Ghost Towns: Coleman Alabama, Hamburg Alabama, Ironville Alabama, Jericho Alabama, Nave Alabama, Norman Alabama, Oakmulgee Alabama, Scott Station Alabama, Scotts Prairie Alabama, Zimmerman AlabamaContinue reading
Aberdeen Alabama General Alexander Curry Gordon acquired large land holdings west and north of Abbeville and moved to a placeContinue reading
The romantic version of the Vine and Olive Colony is based in American mythology about the frontier and the “can-do” spirit of the pioneers. According to folklore, in 1817 exiled French military aristocrats loyal to the recently-deposed Emperor Napoleon founded the Vine and Olive Colony at the confluence of the Tombigbee and Black Warrior Rivers.Continue reading
The Buck Creek Mill (originally Selma Cotton Mill, then Siluria Cotton Mill) was a large textile mill founded in 1896, built on Buck Creek in Siluria in Shelby County. The main section of the mill building was completed in 1904, with additions in 1906 and 1911, when it took its best-known name.Continue reading
Arcola Alabama is a ghost town on the Black Warrior River in what is now Hale County, formerly Marengo County, Alabama. Named to honor the French victory during the Battle of Arcola, it was established in the early 1820s by former French Bonapartists as part of their Vine and Olive Colony.Continue reading
Explore Barnesville Alabama – a ghost town in Marion County, Alabama on State Highway 19.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Beaver Mills, also known as Beaver Meadow, is a ghost town in Mobile County, Alabama.Continue reading
Bellefonte Alabama was incorporated in 1821 with a population of 200 souls and a post office was built sometime after 1822. It was located on the stage line from Knoxville to Huntsville.Continue reading
Overlooking the marshes of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta just north of Mobile is the site
of the Alabama ghost town of Blakeley.
Now a part of Historic Blakeley State Park, the city once competed with Mobile for the status of queen city of Lower Alabama. All that remains today are gravestones, a few ruins and traces of old streets.Continue reading
The Blue Mountain area was settled by the Hudgins family in the late thirties and for years was the terminus of the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, being the shipping station for the Oxford furnace. During the War, the Confederate Government operated both the railroad and the furnace, the iron being shipped to Selma to make “Ironclads” for the Confederacy. The town was burned in 1864.Continue reading
Bluffton’s ore fields did not meet the expectations of their investors and higher grade iron was available closer to Birmingham. Commercial businesses began to fail, and Bluffton soon came to be considered a ghost town.Continue reading
There are several buildings within Cahaba’s city limits that are still intact today, including its Civil War federal prison and a farmhouse built in 1841, although it is long uninhabited.Continue reading
Cedric is a ghost town in northeastern Chambers County, Alabama.Continue reading
Claiborne is a ghost town on a bluff above the Alabama River in Monroe County, Alabama.
Situated near the Federal Road, Claiborne began during the Mississippi Territory period with a ferry over the river.
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.Continue reading
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
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.Continue reading