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Attractions in Conecuh County.

The Sepulga River Canoe Trail

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The Sepulga River Canoe Trail is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers in Alabama.  With deep water, limestone walls, and a few Class I rapids for fun, Sepulga offers a wilderness kayaking/canoe experience unique to South Alabama. One of the biggest attractions of paddling the Sepulga River is the possibility of finding fossils, such as […]

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (c. 1880)

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The first Episcopalian minister came to Evergreen in December 1870.  This Episcopalian church was built circa 1880.  Prior to this, the Episcopalian congregation held their services at the Union Church which was a community church that all denominations shared.  St. Mary’s is Evergreen’s oldest church.  It is one of only a few buildings that survived […]

Bethany Baptist Church

The Old Bethany Baptist Church is located on the south end of town.  It was organized in 1821.  This church is owned and maintained by the Monroe County Heritage Museum.

The Bethany Baptist Church was established in 1821 in nearby Conecuh County. The church moved to Puryearville (Monroe County) on Camp Ground Creek near Burnt Corn in 1846. During this era, both Blacks and Whites worshiped at the same church. After the Civil War, the Bethany congregation divided. The Black congregation purchased the church building […]

Booker’s Mill

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Booker’s Mill is known for both its historical value and scenic beauty.  The mill, built in the 1800s by prison workers, provided electricity to the neighborhood.  It has long been closed as an electricity generating plant.  The land and the building now give the Conecuh County residents function.  It offers the residents and may visitors […]