Unusual Place Names In Alabama
Bacon Level Alabama
Bacon Level is an unincorporated community located 3–4 miles southeast of Roanoke, in Randolph County, Alabama. In this community were many potters (and in old Cedric, approx. 1 mile to South, Southeast) who are highly regarded down to today for their excellent pottery, esp urns, churns, jugs of all sizes and shapes for storage (of milk, water, whisky, sugar). They used the local porcelain white clay of highest quality, sometimes along with some local red clay with esp outer glaze of hickory ashes giving a tan or grown glaze. Some of the many potter names were Cyrus Cogburn, Joseph Rushton (at old Cedric), John Barnes, John Lehman, Cicero D Hudson (at Hickory Flat) and also in shops of Mapp, Ussery and MacPherson.
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.
Montevallo AL 35155
One of the best features of Montevallo, Alabama, a small university town, is Orr Park. Dubbed one of the most unique parks and nature preserves in the south, Orr Park, bordering the picturesque Shoal Creek, is Montevallo’s crowning jewel. With two playgrounds, six baseball/softball fields, a walking trail, a football field and a practice field, Orr Park offers residents and visitors an opportunity to “get back to nature”, to play organized sports, to use a variety of park equipment, to have family picnics, and to engage in just about any other imaginable outdoor activity. Beautiful Shoal Creek meanders through Orr Park providing opportunities for fishing, wading, canoeing, kayaking, birding, and just “watching the creek roll by.” A paved walking trail follows the creek for much of its journey through the park.
World’s Largest Office Chair
635 Noble St. Anniston AL
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Thirty-three feet tall and made of ten tons of steel, the world’s largest office chair.
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Vulcan the Iron Man
Vulcan Park & Museum
1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham AL 35209
At a height of almost 600 feet, atop Red Mountain, the statue of Vulcan watches over the city of Birmingham in Jefferson County. Vulcan is 56 feet tall and is the largest iron statue in the world and the second tallest statue in the world, number two right behind the Statue of LIberty. Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm. Vulcan Observation Balcony:
Monday through Saturday 10 am – 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm – 10 pm. Holiday Hours:
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.