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Gainesville, AL - Kring/Cate/Acton Home

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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Demopolis - Gaineswood Mansion

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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This beautiful antebellum home, located in the Furman community, is built in a one-of-a-kind Steamboat Gothic style.

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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The Old Grant Country Store

The Grant Store was built in 1924 by T. L. S. Grant. It was a general store that contained anything that country folks living in the early and mid 1900’s might need – food staples, cooking utensils, clothing, remedies for all types of ailments, farming tools, feed and seed, nails, etc. At one time, there […]

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Old Lock 1 Park

The Old Lock 1 Park is located at the remains of Old Lock 1 on the Tombigbee River between Jackson and Coffeeville. This park lies in a grove of large pecan trees. Major improvements at the park site from 1999–2004 include a picnic pavilion, restrooms, renovated boat ramp, paved roads, parking lots and a park […]

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