Bacon Level Alabama

Bacon Level Alabama
Bacon Level is an unincorporated community located 3–4 miles southeast of Roanoke, in Randolph County. Folk lore has it that some pioneers in the 1800s had their provisions stolen. They were told there were some outlaws up the way, where the trail leveled out. That’s where they found their bacon at the level spot, hence the name Bacon Level.”

In this community were many potters (and in old Cedric, approx. 1 mile to South, Southeast) who are highly regarded for their excellent pottery.  They used the local porcelain white clay of highest quality, sometimes along with some local red clay with an outer glaze of hickory ashes giving a tan or grown glaze. See Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art article for more information.

Spies by Day, Super Heros at Night

Igloo Shaped House of Prayer

Igloo Shaped House of Prayer
County Road 63
Calera Alabama

Small igloo-shaped rock and cement structure with sign over opening “House of Prayer.” From I-65, exit 228, go west on highway 25. Go about one mile and turn right on Highway 31. Turn left on Eighth Avenue. Turn left on county road 63.

Scratch Ankle Alabama

Scratch Ankle Alabama

When it comes to unusual town names this on may have you scratching your head. Deep in Monroe County, about 80 miles southwest of Montgomery, sits the town of Scartch Ankle.