Elmore Bolling Historic Site

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Elmore Bolling Historic Site is the site of the lynching of thirty-nine year old Elmore Bolling. He started an inclusive trucking and transportation business venture that began to elevate the standards of living for black Lowndes County residents. …

First Missionary Baptist Church, Hayneville

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The First Missionary Baptist Church in Hayneville is significant for its role in the 1966 elections in Lowndes County. Local black community leaders joined with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to form a third party, the Lowndes …

Frank “Bud” Haralson Store

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This small country store was the place where the Lowndes County Christian Movement for Human Rights was organized in 1965. This historical site is located on Freedom Road in Hayneville, AL.

Holy Ground Battlefield Park

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

About two miles north of the town of White Hall in present-day Lowndes County is the site of the 1813 battle between Creeks led by Red Eagle and American forces under General Claiborne with Pushmataha’s Choctaws as allies. The Americans killed 21 Creek …

Jonathon Daniels’ Murder Site/Cash’s Store

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Varners Cash Store is the Memorial site of Jonathon Daniels’ death. He was the 26th civil rights worker to be murdered. The 26-year-old died from a shotgun blast while he saved the life of another.

Lowndes County Courthouse

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical

The Lowndes County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building in Hayneville, AL. It has served as the Lowndes County courthouse since 1856. The Greek Revival-style building is one of only four antebellum courthouses that remain in use in Alabama. It …

Lowndes County Interpretive Center

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

Located in Hayneville, AL, the Interpretive Center is a museum that offers visitors the opportunity to take a look back in time at the events and struggles that African Americans faced during the Civil Rights Era. These exhibits were created and are ma …

Lowndes County Jail House

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This county jail was where many blacks from Lowndes County encountered harassment, harsh conditions, etc., while also attempting to register to vote in 1965. This old county jail is located in Hayneville, and is currently in the process of being restor …

Mt. Gillard Missionary Baptist Church

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

Located in Tyler, AL off of Highway 80 West, this church was the first in Lowndes County to permit mass meetings that supported the Civil Rights Movement. The church was established in 1820 and is recognized as the “Mother Church” for all Civil Rights …

Original Site of Tent City

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

In 1965, white landowners evicted a large amount of black sharecropper families for attempting to and/or registering to vote. Following these evictions, tents were established to house these homeless families. The original Tent City is located off of t …

Prairie Creek

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Birding | Camping | Outdoor Recreation

Prairie Creek is a well known outdoor recreation destination in Lowndes County. Prairie Creek is located in the White Hall area of Lowndesboro AL. Prairie Creek Campground is lies beneath moss-draped oaks on the banks of Woodruff Lake. The lake is part …

Priester’s Pecans

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Shopping

Priester’s Pecans is a family-owned company specializing in delicious old fashioned farm fresh gifts like pecan desserts, pecan candies, pecan pies, cakes, and bulk pecans. As pecan suppliers and candy makers for over 7 decades, our Gourmet Pecan Pies, …

Robert F Henry Lock and Dam

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Birding | Outdoor Recreation

The Robert F Henry Lock and Dam on the Alabama River in northern Lowndes County is an essential element of any birding trip that incorporates the area between Montgomery and Selma. The habitat features make the site important: there are extensive grass …

Robert Gardner Farm Campsite

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

Robert Gardner’s Farm Campsite is located at the intersection of US Highway 80, East and Frederick Douglass, which was previously known as Caffery Road, in Burkeville, Lowndesboro, AL. On March 23, 1965, the Voting Rights Marchers camped on this proper …

Rosie Steele Farm Campsite

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This was the the second campsite on the march from Selma to Montgomery. The marchers stayed there on the night of March 22nd. That evening, curious people from the neighboring countryside gathered to see what the march was all about.

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Freedom House

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Historical

The Jackson family provided this property for the headquarters and home of the Lowndes County Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) staff. This is where civil rights activists came to work when visiting the area. The first SNCC project to pr …

The Calhoun School

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Calhoun Colored School was a private boarding and day school in Calhoun, Lowndes County, AL. The Calhoun Colored School was first designed to educate rural African American students according to the industrial school model. As the school developed, …

Viola Liuzzo Memorial

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This is the site of the murder of Mrs. Viola Liuzzo, a Detroit native and housewife, who aided with the march by transporting people who marched to Montgomery back to Selma. This memorial is located in Lowndesboro, off of US Highway 80, East next to th …

Wright Chapel AME Zion Church

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Wright Chapel AME Zion Church is famous for holding many large meetings during the Civil Rights Movement. It can be found just off of US Highway 80, East, in Lowndesboro, AL, located next to the Viola Liuzzo Memorial statue.

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