What are the Best Small Towns in Alabama? Are there any real towns like Bluebell? Is Bluebell Alabama based on a real town? What town is like Bluebell Alabama? Where in Alabama was Hart of Dixie filmed? Answer these questions for yourself by immersing yourself in our list of the Best Small Towns in Sweet Home Alabama. Alabama is chock-full of small towns off the beaten path. When you finally decide you need to get away from the daily grind, noise, pollution and crime, take a look at some of the places we have researched and visited.
Lowndes County was formed from Montgomery, Dallas and Butler counties, by an act of the Alabama General Assembly on January 20, 1830. The county is named for South Carolina statesman William Lowndes. It is part of the Black Belt, where cotton plantations were developed in the antebellum years and agriculture continued as a dominant part of the economy into the 20th century.