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Bibb County was established in 1818 and called by the name of Cahaba. Two years later it was changed to that of Bibb, in honor of William W. Bibb, the first Governor of the State.
Bibb County was one of the largest counties in the State; but a great deal of its area has been cut off to make up the surrounding counties established later on in the history of the State.
Tuscumbia Landing was added to the national historic Trail of Tears on April 15, 2007 and it is where Cherokee and Creek tribes were moved in the 1830’s to Indian Territory (Oklahoma). There are other Trail of Tears sites in nine states but this pristine site on the Tennessee River is rare because Indians were moved by railroad and loaded to boats. The beautiful riverside property is owned by the City of Sheffield and under development by the Port Authority of Tuscumbia Landing. Because local citizens were so hospitable to the migrating Indians, the plan is to build a Welcome Center and invite hundreds of federally recognized tribes for a special day.
When bishop Michael Portier became the First Bishop of Mobile in 1829, he set out to build a Cathedral befitting the name.
Fort Payne Cabin Site Location: At the east end of 4th Street SE (just east of Gault Avenue S), Fort Payne Telephone: (256) 845-6888 (Landmarks of DeKalb Company, site owner) Access: Open to the public by appointment Historical Significance: In 1837 federal troops arrived in Wills Valley to establish a fort to remove the Cherokee […]
Willstown Mission Cemetery In 1823 Cherokee leaders John Ross, Andrew Ross, and George Lowery persuaded the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to open a mission/school for the Cherokee in Willstown. Situated on the main road from Ross’s Landing to Willstown, the property was adjacent to a council ground frequently used by the Cherokee […]
Paynes Soda Fountain Ice Cream Parlor and Sandwich Shop 101 E Laurel St Scottsboro AL 256-574-2140 Open 10:00 am – 4:00pm, Paynes Soda Fountain gets rated as 4.7 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews on their Facebook page. Paynes also gets credit for being the cause of the “Nostaligic” category here on Digital Alabama. Some […]
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 […]
In 1988 the Alabama Department of Transportation proposed replacement of the bridge over Dog River at its confluence with Mobile Bay. It was soon discovered that the south bank at the mouth of Dog River was a historically and archaeologically important site.
The Gaylesville Alabama area was settled in the early 1830s, just before the removal of the Cherokee Indians. It was known originally as Sulphur Springs Alabama.
Explore Alabama Ghosts and Haunted Places – Fort Morgan, in Baldwin County, Alabama, was built in 1819 was in use during the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.
It is rumored that visitors can hear the cries and screams of men late into the night, and they have seen the ghost of a solitary woman searching for justice after being killed at the fort.
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.
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.
Affair At Madison Station May 17, 1864 The largest engagement of the Civil War in Madison County Alabama was fought during a driving rainstorm in Madison, Alabama at the site of the railroad depot. Under the command of Col. Josiah Patterson, the Confederate forces (~1000 cavalry and a battery of artillery) crossed the Tennessee River […]
Cornwall Furnace is located near Cedar Bluff, Alabama in Cherokee County. It was built by the Noble Brothers to supply iron products to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
Confederate Memorial Park Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their […]
Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park is an attractive, open park with a friendly staff.
Mooresville Alabama is one of the oldest incorporated towns in Alabama, having been incorporated on November 16, 1818, when Alabama was still a Territory. It was named for early settlers, Robert and William Moore who located on land which became the site of Mooresville.
The Oakleigh Garden Historic District is a historic district in Mobile, Alabama.
The church was organized in 1869 by freed slaves and the American Missionary Association.
First Congregational Church
601 Clay St.
Marion, AL 36756
Fort Cusseta is a must see for travelers since you will never see anything like it again as it is the last known fort of its kind in Southeast.