Some sites listed here may have prohibitions against prospecting. Always seek permission from property owners and obtain any necessary permits prior to treasure hunting, panning, dredging, or metal detecting.
Confederate gold refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Millions of dollars’ worth of gold was lost or unaccounted for after the war.
Treasure and Artifacts Found around Fort Morgan 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 […]
Grady watched his uncle go into the woods with a shovel and a small sack. Since he would return a short time afterward without the sack, Grady felt sure that he was burying his gold somewhere among the trees.
Louina was named for a wealthy Indian Woman. When she was forced to leave, it was said she put her silver in sacks but they were so heavy, the ponies could not carry the load. Legend said Louina buried some silver but, despite years of digging, none has been found.
Rumors of Buried Treasure in Demopolis, Alabama (White Bluff) White Bluff, also known as Ecor Blanc, is a historic site located along the Tombigbee River in Demopolis, Alabama, Marengo County. It is a chalk cliff, roughly one mile long, that is composed of a geological layer known as the Demopolis Chalk Formation. The upper portions […]
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 […]
Old Flint River Settlement Gold In the 1830s, when the Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their lands and move to Oklahoma, a pot of gold was buried on the old Shelby Cullom farm, two miles north of Ryland, Alabama, in eastern Madison County, Alabama, in a place called Bellfaun which borders the Flint River. […]
Fort Payne Alabama (John Willsmith) John Willsmith owned nearly half the town of Fort Payne in the late 1800’s. After his death in 1898, searchers were made to find the $100,000 in gold he was known to have accumulated, but all failed. It is believed to remain buried on one of many pieces of property […]
Alabama treasure map marks the approximate location of the treasure legends researched. Keep in mind that most, if not all, of these legends and tales of burried treasure are nothing more than legend without any hard evidence whatsoever.
Won’t no damn Yankees ever find that gold money!
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 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.
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.
Many years ago, Perdido Bay was rendezvous for Pirates. Old Spanish coins have been found, also old guns, and it is reported that at least one pirate treasure has been found.
In September, 1989, novelist and historian Dr. Clive Cussler attempted to find the wreck of the Bellone. His team did locate what could be the remains of the wreck but did not attempt any salvage operations.
Local historians say they have heard tales about treasures hidden in flooded caves and other areas of the Shoals.
One of Alabama’s most famous lost gold stories is the Yuchi Gold of Paint Rock Valley.
Legend says that somewhere just southeast of Huntsville, Alabama there is a fortune in gold hidden in a cave. According to the legend, the cave has gold ingots stacked within. This Alabama Treasure Legend speculates that the gold came from Spanish soldiers who were killed near Tuscaloosa Alabama by the Yuchi tribe around 1699.
Doublehead (1744–1807) or Incalatanga (Tal-tsu’tsa in Cherokee), was one of the most feared warriors of the Cherokee during the Cherokee–American wars.
Research continues on an incident that allegedly occured in Marion County Alabama. While reviewing archives at the Library Of Congress, this interesting article was found which was printed in “The Hickman Courier” in Hickman Kentucky on August 28, 1885. The article is a reprint of an article printed in the “Pulaski Citizen,” a newspaper in […]