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Village Number 1

Nitrate Village No. 1 was built to house workers at an ammonium nitrate plant authorized by the National Defense Act in 1916.

Joe Minter's African Village in Birmingham AL

Joe Minter’s African Village

Strange and unique tourist attraction created by one man, Joe Minter. Located at 931 Nassau Ave. SW in Birmingham Alabama in Jefferson County Alabama. Phone: 205-322-7370
Admission is free and you can purchase Joe’s book and DVD. Facebook


Haunted Chicken House in Heflin Alabama

Haunted Chicken House
7522 US Hwy 431
Heflin AL


A row of hearses, some with metal chickens artwork, are lined up along Hwy 431 in Heflin Alabama. They serve as the road sign to let you know you are approaching the Haunted Chicken House. From I-20, exit 191, go south on Hwy 431 for eight miles until you see the hearses and chickens artwork on the right. The hauned chicken house is open in October but the hearses and chickens are year round. Alabama Ghosts and Ghost Towns Index

Pickens County Courthouse

Face In The Window

Face In The Window
The Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton Alabama is the site of a face peering from a window – The Face In The Window. As the story goes, the face is that of Henry Wells, a freed slave accused of burning the courthouse on November 16, 1876. Being chased by a mob, it is said Wells tried to hide in the attic of the courthouse and was looking out the window when lightening struck etching his face in the window glass.