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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 …

Antioch Baptist Church

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

Antioch Baptist Church, which opened in 1885, is one of the oldest African-American churches in Wilcox County.  It sits on a rise on the outskirts of Camden, in the heart of Alabama’s Black Belt region. The church has served the spiritual needs of the …

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 …

Cedar Lake Lodge

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

The Hunting Lodge is the perfect retreat after the hunt. Relax by the massive stone fireplace and enjoy what we hope is a top 10 Deer Hunting Lodge. All inclusive with a Trophy Buck harvest.

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 …

Dale Masonic Lodge

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

The Dale Masonic Lodge organized at Dale Town (later Prairie Bluff) in 1827. When the town declined in the 1840s, members voted to move the lodge to Camden. The Dale Masonic Lodge building that’s shown was built circa 1848. Union troops camped in this …

Gee’s Bend Welcome Center

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

Stop by the Gee’s Bend Welcome Center next time you’re in the area! Anyone is welcome to visit the Quilt Collective, purchase a quilt and even sew a square or two. The quilters meet at the center on certain days but they do not have regular hours, so b …

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.

Moore Academy at Pine Apple

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

Moore Academy was founded in 1882 by John “Trotwood” Moore, who was an author, archaeologist, and poet.  The initial school was a two-story wood frame building.  The present brick structure was completed in 1923.  Its style is eclectic and typical of e …

Pine Hill Depot Museum

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

The railroad started running through Pine Hill, AL in 1888. Pine Hill’s original depot was destroyed in 1896 when a train jumped track and crashed into the building. A new depot was built in 1905 at a cost of $2096. This depot was used until 1989 when …

Robert’s Cabin

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

In the early 1860s, Thomas Henry Roberts built this log cabin at Mount Hope in east Wilcox County using yellow pine logs from his property. The logs are hand-hewn, dovetailed and double mortised, and the corners reinforced with wooden pegs. The front p …

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.

Snow Hill Institute

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

This is a historic African-American school that was founded in 1893 by Dr. William J. Edwards, a graduate of Tuskegee University. The school opened as the Colored Literary and Industrial School in a one-room log cabin on the R. O. Simpson plantation.  …

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 Black Belt Hunting

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

For those seeking to take a trophy buck or spring gobbler, Wilcox Black Belt Hunting is at your service. Located in the eastern portion of Wilcox County, Alabama, our lands are located in what is known as the “Black Belt” region of the state. The regio …

Wilcox County Courthouse

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

The Wilcox County Courthouse was built c. 1858 by Alexander J. Bragg, brother of the builder of the Bragg-Mitchell home in Mobile. The Greek Revival structure is known architecturally for its four massive Doric columns and balustrade wrought iron steps …

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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