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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

Birding Choctaw County

Choctaw County is rich with bird-life. There are three stops along the Black Belt Birding Trail here: Bladon Springs State Park, Choctaw Wildlife Refuge and the Corps of Engineers site Service Park (also known as Coffeeville Lake).

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photo by Billy Milstead

New Feature: Photo of the Month

Do you have a favorite photo from Southwest Alabama? Let us know what it is. For now, take a look at a photo Billy Milstead, Americorps Vista volunteer took of the Choctaw County Courthouse. Choctaw County was established in 1847. The current courthouse in Butler is Choctaw County’s second courthouse – built 1906, occupied in […]

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Museum in rural black belt Alabama

Choctaw County Historical Museum

From fossils to old tractors, all of the artifacts have a history and the Museum Curator is happy to give all of the info you need. Consisting of three buildings, the main building holds all of the Civil War Rifles and artifacts and the Indian artifacts. The building directly behind the main building has some […]

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Rural Southwest Alabama's historic Choctaw County Courthouse.

Choctaw County Courthouse

Choctaw County was established in 1847. The current courthouse in Butler is Choctaw County’s second courthouse – built 1906, occupied in 1907. There were additions to the courthouse in 1956 & 1965. It was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage in 1997. A Military Memorial Walkway was dedicated in 1997, as part […]

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Ezell’s Fish Camp

Established in 1937, Ezell’s Fish Camp is known to attract locals, famous, and the not so famous. Quoted by some as a “cultural institution”, Ezell’s represents a way of life connected to communities and river heritage. Believed to have built by French traders, and used as a trading post, the remains were purchased by Charles […]

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