Expore Alabama: 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.
Gold was originally found in Alabama in the 1830’s around Chilton County, west of the Coosa River along Chestnut Creek and Blue Creek. Until WWII, the total recorded gold production reached around 50,000 troy ounces. Most of Alabama’s gold can be found in and around an area called the “Piedmont Upland” which includes the counties of Chilton, Clay, Cleburn, Coosa, Randolph, Talladega, and Tallapoosa.
It does not seem to me that Rocky Creek Placer Mine will afford pay gravel in sufficient amonut and of sufficient richness to warrant any extensive investigations.
Verbena Alabama developed into a popular resort location for the more affluent citizenry of Montgomery, the state’s capital, during the yellow fever outbreaks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.