Gainesville, Alabama Historic District

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Historical | Trips

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 …

Sumter County

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find:

Sumter County from Southwest Alabama My locationPrint Close Gainesville, Alabama Historic DistrictLocated in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Historical | Trips The town of Gainesville was incorporated in 1838. It grew rapidly as a commercial cen …

The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Arts & 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 reco …

The Confederate Cemetery at Gainesville, AL

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

This cemetery has the graves of Gainesville’s earliest settlers, including founder Moses Lewis.  There are also graves of over 200 unknown Confederate and Union soldiers who were brought to Gainesville from battlefields to be nursed in hospitals housed …

The Old Grant Country Store

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Historical | Shopping

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 …

University of West Alabama Nature Trail and Covered Bridge

Located in Sumter County | What you’ll find: Historical | Outdoor Recreation

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. …

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