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Attractions in Sumter County

Gainesville, Alabama Historic District

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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 […]

The Old Grant Country Store

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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 […]

University of West Alabama Nature Trail and Covered Bridge

The Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge is a county owned wooden covered bridge that spans the northeast corner of Duck Pond in Sumter County located on the campus of the University of West Alabama behind Reed Hall, off Student Union Drive in Livingston. The Alamuchee-Bellamy Covered Bridge was originally designed and constructed over the Sucarnoochee River by […]

The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture

The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture has brought the arts of the Black Belt region since the mid-1980’s, holding exhibitions, conducting workshops, and sponsoring local festival and events. You will find the work of both regional and nationally recognized artists here. The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture is a contemporary art center located […]