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Alabama River Museum

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

The Alabama River Museum is part of the Monroe County Heritage Museums.  It is located on the east bank of the Alabama River at the Claiborne Lock and Dam in Monroe County (GPS coordinates N31.615500,W87.548306). Travel back in time 60 million years ag …

Atticus Finch Monument at Old Courthouse in Monroeville, AL

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

Harper Lee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was born and raised in Monroeville, AL. The fictional town of Maycomb is modeled on Monroeville.  Atticus Finch, the central character in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a lawyer …

Bells Landing Park

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

Bells Landing Park’s 320 acres contain a variety of habitats, ranging from pine forest atop the uplands at the entrance to river bottom hardwoods along Tallatchee Creek. Continue west 0.4 miles to the parking area at the boat ramp and park.The road to …

Bethany Baptist Church

Located in Conecuh, Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical

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 …

Davis Ferry

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

Davis Ferry  is located on the Alabama River at the Haines Island Park in Monroe County.  The old ferry boat that is used at Davis Ferry has been around for a long time.  It was moved from upriver at Holley Ferry in the early 1970’s when the Highway 10 …

Haines Island Park

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

Haines Island Park is maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers.  Whether you’re inclined to drive, hike, canoe or kayak, Haines Island offers a fantastic opportunity to observe nature in a natural setting. Birding can be spectacular. Extending thro …

La Salle Hotel (Monroe County Public Library)

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

At this location prior to the construction of this building, there was the Commercial Hotel which was a wood-frame building.  In 1939, this old building was demolished and replaced with a new brick building.  The hotel was sold in 1952 and new manageme …

Monroe County Lake

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

The Monroe County Lake is a 94-acre manmade lake with an unpaved access road on its east and south sides. Upland loblolly pine forest surrounds the lake on three sides. A hardwood swamp extends north from the lake up its main tributary. Drive (walk) no …

Monroe County’s Piney Woods Driving Tour: Tour IV

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

Leave Courthouse Square on Hwy 21 South. Travel 4.1 miles to Hwy. 136 east. Turn left. Continue on 136 east 3.2 miles to Excel, home of Leroy Jordan, football great who played for the University of Alabama under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant, and later for …

Old Courthouse Museum

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

The Old Courthouse Museum serves as an important link between the county’s colorful past and the events of today. Located in the Old Monroe County Courthouse on the Monroeville town square, the museum provides a variety of events and activities to attr …

Rikard’s Mill

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

Rikard’s Mill Historical Park is owned and operated by the Monroe County Heritage Museums (MCHM). The park is located on Flat Creek near Beatrice, AL in Monroe County. An operating water-powered grist mill and museum. The main feature of the park is Ri …

The Hybart House

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

An old home that has been donated to the Monroe Heritage Museum by the Hybart Family. Charlie Hybart, born in Monroeville, grew up in north Monroe County, attended Marion Institute and the University of Alabama. He graduated from Alabama Law School in …

The Red Hills: Touring Monroe County

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Trips

This north Monroe County tour takes you through several picturesque villages and the Rikard’s Mill History Park. Leave Monroeville on State Highway 21 North. As you leave Courthouse Square on State Highway 21 North, note the turn- of-the-century homes …

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