Category: Metal Detecting In Alabama

Metal Detecting In Alabama

This Metal Detecting in Alabama information exists solely because of an interest in the subject by the editor, Terry W. Platt. That interest plus the historical research, interviews and travels is placed on the website so that it might help you connect the dots you have already located for yourself – or will find here.

X Marks the Spot
X Marks the Spot

The flag of Alabama indicates that if you are treasure hunting, “X Marks the Spot.” Right here in Alabama.

Abraham Lincoln once said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening my axe.” The same is true for your endeavors; sharpen your axe. Do your research. Check out our historical maps.

Pay particular attention to locations where post offices once were but are no longer.

Pay attention to Wikipedia’s city pages. The notable people, references and external links will give you plenty of ideas and help you focus in on your target.

Gold in Tallapoosa County Alabama

This “Devil’s Back-bone” ridge crosses the Tallapoosa river in Sec. 32, T 21, R.22, and preserving its general characteristics in a north-easterly course, crosses the Columbus and Western Railroad at Jackson’s Gap Station; and again crosses the Tallapoosa river near the northern borders of the Horse Shoen ;bend in which is locate the old battle ground where Gen. Jackson roiuthed the Indians.

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Louina Alabama Ghost Town in Randolph County Alabama

Louina Alabama

Louina Alabama in Randolph County 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. 

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