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FOOD & FUN IN THE BLACK BELT

Travel the back roads of Alabama for some Southern country cooking and unusual places, places with a history of ghosts and legends, of tall tales that might have occurred as well as happenings beyond belief that are, in fact, historic fact.

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Gainesville, Alabama (An unusual and historic community)

The town of Gainesville was incorporated in 1838. It grew rapidly as a commercial center and cotton shipping port on the Tombigbee River. As trains replaced steamboats in commercial transportation, the town’s lack of rail connections contributed to its decline in the late 19th century. Take time to explore the many historic sites in this […]

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Driving Tour of Demopolis

Demopolis, Alabama is where the “City of the People” and two rivers meet. Demopolis is located on the white bluffs just below where the Tombigbee River and Black Warrior River come together. It was founded by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France following the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. This group […]

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Furman, AL History Celebration & Driving Tour

The Furman Civic Club sponsoring this celebration of Small towns in Alabama on April 17, 2011, and the subsequent driving tour of homes, churches, schools, and other historic sites in this east Wilcox County town. Furman was designated a National Historic District in 1999 along with the nearby towns of Pine Apple and Oak Hill. […]

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Chilatchee Creek Campground

In Alabama’s Black Prairie Belt, Chilatchee Creek Campground offers excellent fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. The park also provides good bow hunting opportunities for whitetail deer and wild turkey. Numerous fishing tournaments and annual festivals are held in the immediate area. Alerts and Important Information Chilatchee Creek Campground will be renovating the bathhouse […]

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