Semmes Alabama: the place we call home

Semmes Alabama

Semmes Alabama
Semmes is a city in western Mobile County, Alabama, in the Mobile metropolitan statistical area. Formerly an unincorporated community, voters in Semmes approved incorporation of a part of the community as the city of Semmes on August 17, 2010. The town was officially declared incorporated on May 2, 2011. The city covers 2,100 acres. The current Mayor is David Baker. Semmes Alabama Demographics
The population of Semmes, Alabama is:

 78.2% White
10.2% Hispanic or Latino, and
6.28% two or more races.

Alston-Cobb House in Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama

Alston-Cobb House

Grove Hill was the site of one of the worst massacres of the Creek War of 1813-14. According to Christopher Maloney on the Encyclopedia of Alabama, it was the only fort attacked during the conflict.

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Swift-Coles Historic House

Swift-Coles Historic House
 17424 Swift Coles Lane
Bon Secour AL 36511
(251) 949-9550
This 1882 Tidewater Mansion is located on the Bon Secour River and was the home of the Charles Swift Family.  It was purchased in 1976 by Nick Cole who restored the home to it original beauty.  The property is now owned and operated by the Baldwin County Historic Development Commission.  This beautiful 16 room mansion and grounds take you back in time to the twentieth century and life along the river. This 6000 sq ft home began in 1882 as a simple four-room structure in the bend of the  Bon Secour River.  In 1898, Charles & Susan Swift bought the house and brought their growing family here to begin a sawmill and lumber business that continues in south Alabama to this day.  They built a sawmill on the river east of the house, and although it burned in 1913, their business continued to expand.  Eleven of their children grew to adulthood here, and the house was enlarged in 1902 and in 1908. 

   In 1976, the home was purchased by Nicholas Coles.  An entrepreneur and antiques collector, he made this his home until his death in 2007. Open Tuesday and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Last tour start at 3 pm.

Free Things To Do In Alabama Fort Conde Mobile AL

Fort Conde

Mobile was originally founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville in 1702 as Fort Louis de la Mobile at 27-Mile Bluff up river (27 miles [43 km] from the mouth).[1][2] After the Mobile River flooded and damaged the fort, Mobile was relocated in 1711 to the current site. A temporary wooden stockade fort was constructed, also named Fort Louis after the old fort up river.[1] In 1723, construction of a new brick fort with a stone foundation began, renamed later as Fort Condé in honor of Louis Henri de Bourbon, duc de Bourbon and prince de Condé.