Town Creek Alabama

Town Creek Alabama

If you’re looking for fish, head to Town Creek. Smallmouth bass are found in the slow-moving tributary which joins the lake inside Lake Guntersville State Park.  A series of grassy islands are three miles upstream from the put-in. 

Location of Town Creek in Lawrence County, Alabama.  Credit: DemocraticLuntz at English Wikipedia

Town Creek is a town in Lawrence County. It incorporated in March 1875. As of the 2010 census, the population of the town is 1,100, down from 1,216 in 2000. Since 1920, it has been the second largest town in Lawrence County after Moulton.

Town Creek Alabama History

Town Creek was established in the first half of the 19th century, and was originally known as “Jonesboro” after an early settler, William Jones. It incorporated in 1875.

Source: Wikipedia contributors. Town Creek, Alabama [Internet]. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia; 2019 Jul 1, 23:05 UTC [cited 2019 Aug 3]

Just to the northeast of Town Creek is the Saunders-Goode-Hall House (ca. 1824), a plantation house listed on the National Register of Historic Places and documented by the Historical American Building Survey in 1935 and 1937. Joe Wheeler State Park lies a few miles to the north of Town Creek.

Town Creek Alabama Population

Population in 2014: 1,076 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%

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Town Creek Alabama Whitewater

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Town Creek is a nice introduction to creeking for aspiring Alabama Creekers. The put-in is just below High Falls (class 5), a 30- 35 foot near-vertical falls, which has been run on occasion.

The action starts quickly and continues all the way to the lake. There are class 3 rapids galore, some of which may have a few interesting slots and moves, though most are fairly straightforward. The canyon is heavily forested with large cliff bands up above.

Town Creek Alabama City Hall

Address: 1851 AL-20, Town Creek, AL 35672
Phone: (256) 685-3344

This is a video of us kayaking Town Creek on March 29th. It was my first time kayaking Town Creek and my 4th time in a sit inside kayak. Was my brothers second time in a sit inside kayak. Was quite a step up from the Locust Fork. Looking forward to going back after I sharpen my skills a bit. Water was about 400 cfs.