ALABAMA TREASURE LEGENDS Table Of Contents

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Whitfield Treasure Found in Jefferson Alabama

C. Boaz Whitfield Treasure Found in Jefferson Alabama Jefferson was founded in 1810, before Marengo was a county or Alabama was a state. Most of the original settlers were veterans of the American Revolution, including John Sample, John Gilmore, and Reuben Hildreth. The village was named Jefferson in 1820, after Thomas Jefferson, and that year saw […]

Loot Buried by Levi Colbert in Buzzard Roost Alabama 

Loot Buried by Levi Colbert in Buzzard Roost Alabama  Buzzard Roost, Alabama is located three miles west of Cherokee, Alabama, in Colbert County,  on U.S. Route 72.  Bernard Romans‘ Map of 1772 indicated a place called “Chickianooe”, which appears to be a misprint of the Choctaw word “Chickianoce,” “Skeki anusi” or “anosi,” “meaning Buzzards there sleep.”Levi […]

Fort Morgan Alabama

Twelfth of twelve photographs documenting the bombardment of Fort Morgan, Alabama, by Union troops in August 1864.

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.

Dauphin Island Alabama Treasure Legends

Dauphin Island legend says in 1710 or 1711, a treasure-seeking Jamaican pirate ship invaded Dauphin Island. An alleged jeweled gold cross on the island’s Catholic church was to be their prize. The legend continues to say the priest of the church realizing the pirates would come for the cross, grabbed it and dived into a nearby well, the gold cross clutched in his arms. Neither was seen again.

Louina Alabama

Louina Alabama Ghost Town in Randolph County 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.
According to tradition and folklore, the Louina area coughed up gold and silver. 

The Legend of Railroad Bill

This image of Constable J. L. McGowan standing, rifle in hand, over the corpse of ?Railroad Bill? strapped to a wooden plank, sold for 50 cents in the days following the notorious outlaw's death in March 1896.

There is a legend in south Alabama, associated with the spirit of a man known as, “Railroad Bill”. This story, from slave cultures, during the post-Civil War era, during the reconstruction of the South, documents a “Robin Hood” type character who stole from food trains and sold the items to poor, rural southern families for less than they could buy them in general stores.