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A Tour of Wilcox County’s Arts and Culture

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

Gee’s Bend The Quilt Collection here is the headquarters of the internationally famous Gee’s Bend quilters – they have shown their quilts as art in museums around the world. ($$) Meet the quilters to hear them tell their inspiring stories and a mini co …

Birding Wilcox County

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

Wilcox County, Alabama, is likely best known for its numerous outdoor opportunities. The rural landscape boasts an impressive selection birds. The county has more miles of riverfront than any other county in south Alabama. It includes four sites along the Black Belt Birding Trail: Chilatchee Creek Park, Gees Bend and the Gees Bend Ferry, Roland Cooper State Park, and Shell Creek Park, also known as Millers Ferry Park.

Black Belt Treasures

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

Black Belt Treasures is a non-profit economic development program marketing high quality products from the Black Belt region. The Black Belt takes its name from a band of rich black soil that stretches across south central Alabama. The region first pro …

Chilatchee Creek Campground

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

In Alabama’s Black Prairie Belt, Chilatchee Creek Campground offers excellent fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill and catfish. The park also provides good bow hunting opportunities for whitetail deer and wild turkey. Numerous fishing tournaments and an …

Gee’s Bend Quilt Collective Building

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

Located in Gee’s Bend, home of the famous Quilters of Gee’s Bend.  Nestled into a curve of the Alabama River, Gee’s Bend was once the site of large cotton plantations owned by Joseph Gee and Mark Pettway.  The women of Gee’s Bend developed a distinctiv …

Gees Bend Ferry

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

Take a two mile ferry ride to Gees Bend and enjoy the rich history of the area where the world famous Gees Bend Quilters reside. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty along the river and keep your eyes open for a variety of birds.

Ghost Trail

Located in Dallas, Perry, Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Arts & Culture | Trips

The Ghosts of the Black Belt: visit any town in Alabama and you will most likely hear a local ghost story. You will hear stories of civil war soldiers, haunted riverboats, spectral visitors at university campuses and many tales of apparitions that either met an early or unwarranted death. Learn more about our ghost stories and watch video interviews and tales.

Millers Ferry

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

Millers Ferry Campground located on the William Dannelly Reservoir at Millers Ferry, AL. It is a beautiful park that is maintained by the US Army Corp of Engineers. The park features an array of campsites and group picnic shelters, boat ramp, courtesy docks, playgrounds, and bank fishing. A swimming beach is located within walking distance.

Roland Cooper State Park

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

Roland Cooper State Park, located six miles northeast of Camden in Alabama’s Black Belt, features spacious vacation cottages; modern campground with bathhouse, laundry and camp store and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and a comfort station. Located on 22,000-acre Dannelly Reservoir in Wilcox County, this 236-acre park features a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse, spacious vacation cottages, modern campground with bathhouse, laundry and camp store, and a scenic picnic area with tables, grills, pavilions and comfort station.

Weekend Getaway to the Black Belt

Located in Dallas, Perry, Wilcox County | What you’ll find: Trips

Looking for a new place to explore? Visit one of the oldest and most historic parts of Alabama: the Black Belt of Southwest Alabama. There’s much to see and do–and it is close enough to make the trip with less than a tank of gas. Here’s a simple, one, …

Wilcox Female Institute

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

  The first school in Camden was built on the site of a block of brick stores now owned by Mrs. C. B. Jones’ heirs. Afterwards this school was closed and the Wilcox Female Institute was built and chartered. Later it was used as the county high sch …

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