Moonshiners of Thorsby, Alabama 1907

Moonshiners of Thorsby Alabama, 1907

Each autumn, the town of Thorsby celebrates its heritage with the Annual Swedish Festival that includes an arts and crafts fair, a pageant, music, car and motorcycle shows and food native to the American South. The town maintains a museum in the old Norwegian Lutheran Church, now called “Helen Jenkins Chapel”. A Scandinavian Cemetery is available for visits any time.

Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County Alabama Gold Mines

Chilton County Alabama Gold Mines

‘William Howard Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Prospect

‘Rocky Creek Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Placer

‘Alum Bluff Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Prospect

‘Rippatoe Mine and Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘Flint Hill Mine’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Past Producer

‘B.T. Childer’s Prospect’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Occurrence

‘Alum Bluff Mines’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘Flint Hill Mine’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Vein

‘William Howard Property’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Occurrence

‘Rocky Creek Placer’ in Chilton, AL, Gold Past Producer

Franklin Jemison 32.89725 -86.83039 S Surface N/A
Honeycutt’s Mill Placer 32.88833 -86.79028 S N/A N/A
Mulberry Creek Placer 32.88861 -86.79 S N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer(1) 32.76888 -86.50694 S N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer(2) 32.77115 -86.5014 N/A N/A N/A
Rocky Creek Placer Mine 32.77027 -86.5 S N/A N/A
Unnamed Prospect 32.75638 -86.5 N/A Occurrence N/A
William Howard Property 32.76472 -86.48889 N/A Occurrence N/A
Rippatoe Mine & Placer 32.79805 -86.53333 S N/A Vein N/A
William Howard Prospect 32.80025 -86.5019 N/A Prospect N/A
Rippatoe Placer 32.79416 -86.48056 S N/A N/A

Chilton County Alabama Map

Chilton County Alabama

Chilton County is known for its peaches and its unique landscape. It is home to swamps, prairies and mountains due to the foothills of the Appalachians which end in the county, the Coosa River basin, and its proximity to the Black Belt Prairie that was long a center of cotton production.

Clanton Alabama

Clanton Alabama

Clanton, Alabama,  a growing city with a rich history, is the seat of Chilton County Alabama, the state’s largest producer of peaches. Besides peaches, some of our most remarkable natural resources are a beautiful landscape and a friendly small-town atmosphere. Located in the center of Alabama on Interstate 65, halfway between the cities of Birmingham and Montgomery, Clanton is a location ripe for business and industrial development. It is Clanton’s proximity to the new automobile plants in the state that has made our city the site of two automotive parts manufacturers since 1999.

Mulberry Creek Alabama Gold

Mulberry Creek Tributaries

Reports that all tributaries of Mulberry Creek contain gold. Mulberry Creek is a 45.4-mile-long waterway in central Alabama. It rises in Chilton County and farther downstream forms the boundary between Dallas County and Autauga County. It is a tributary of the Alabama River. Gold is present at a grade sufficient to have a strong effect on the economics of an excavation project.