A Visit to the National Voting Rights Museum

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

Selma is famous for its Selma March, commemorated every spring with a Jubilee Bridge Crossing. It also has the National Voting Rights Museum open all year around. The museum has recently moved to new headquarters from a historic building on Water Street.

Alabama Military Hall of Honor Museum

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

This building was built circa 1832 as a law office. It was the first YMCA building in the South to be owned by a local chapter. The building served as the Marion City Hall for forty years. In the late 1960s, it was moved from the courthouse  square to …

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 …

Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

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

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame honors the achievements of outstanding women from Alabama. Established in 1970, the first women were inducted the following year. The AWHOF became a state agency by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1975. The museum …

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 …

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 …

Birding Backbone Creek

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The many blocks of the David K. Nelson Wildlife Management Area offer some exceptional birding opportunities. One of our favorites is Backbone Creek in southernmost Greene County. It’s located just a few miles northeast of Demopolis and provides easy access to the backwaters of the Black Warrior River and Lake Demopolis.

Birding Chickasaw State Park

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Off the Porch with Judy and Don Self The 12th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, our 4-day mid-winter avian scavenger hunt was great fun. At last count, our species total was 70 for Gallion. The weather was great as usual and the birds were for the most …

Birding Haines Island Park, Monroe County

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For a variety of habitats in a compact area, it’s hard to beat the US Corps of Engineers Haines Island Park. Whether you’re inclined to drive, hike, canoe or kayak, Haines Island offers a fantastic opportunity to observe nature in a unique setting. Birding can be spectacular in April and May as Neotropical migrants pause to refuel in the luxuriant hardwoods of the park. The summer months offer over 100 species of breeding birds. Fall again funnels large numbers of migrants through the park. And the thick undergrowth along the lake margins shelter large flocks of finches and sparrows in winter.

Birding Old Lock 1 Park & Bashi Creek

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With spring migration winding down and the breeding season in full swing, May is a great time to bird southwest Alabama’s floodplain forests. Two of our favorites are Old Lock 1 Park and Bashi Creek Public Use Area. Both are maintained by the US Corps of Engineers. Management Rd, Demopolis, AL 36732; phone: 334-289-3540 and both provide excellent access to the backwaters of the Tombigbee River.

Birding the Bells Landing Park and Tallatchee Creek

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Off The Porch with Judy and Don Self Bells Landing Park is another of our favorite places to bird and critter watch. This is another site along the Alabama River that offers a variety of habitats in a compact area. It is easily birded on foot, but putt …

Black Belt Birding Trip from the Audubon Society

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On Saturday, July 31, 2010  the Birmingham Audubon Society embarked on its second birding trip to the Black Belt region of Alabama, finding some of the birds we encountered last Saturday while adding a few new delights to make this trip equally memorab …

Bluff Hall

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

Bluff Hall is located in Demopolis high on White Bluff  (Ecor Blanc) on the Tombigbee River where the band of French exiles landed in 1817. The house was built in 1832 by Allen Glover for his daughter, Sarah Serena Glover, and her husband, Francis Stro …

Bobby’s Fish Camp at Bladon Springs, AL

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Dining | Historical

Bobby’s Fish Camp is located at the old Bladon Springs landing on the Tombigbee River in the southeastern part of Choctaw County. Bobby’s Fish Camp has been in operation for over half a century and is one of the oldest restaurants in southwest Alabama. …

Booker’s Mill

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

Booker’s Mill is known for both its historical value and scenic beauty.  The mill, built in the 1800s by prison workers, provided electricity to the neighborhood.  It has long been closed as an electricity generating plant.  The land and the building n …

Broadhead Memorial Park

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

This is a small park that is located at the community of Needham, AL in Choctaw County. It is proof that a park need not be large or elaborate to be a real pleasure. The park is built around the old Walter Wilson gristmill which was the center of life …

Choctaw County Courthouse

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

Choctaw County was established in 1847. The current courthouse in Butler is Choctaw County’s second courthouse – built 1906, occupied in 1907. There were additions to the courthouse in 1956 & 1965. It was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks …

Choctaw County Historical Museum

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

The Choctaw County Historical Museum is located beside the Town Park at downtown Gilbertown, AL.  The main building of the museum contains all types of displays that illustrate how life was in earlier times.  Behind the main museum is another building …

Choctaw County Lodging

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Hotels and Motels Reid’s Motel (205) 459-2812 811 S Mulberry Ave, Butler, AL 36904 Cross Streets: Near the intersection of S Mulberry Ave and Norton St Western Inn (205) 459-4700 104 Vanity Fair Ave, Butler, AL 36904 Cross Streets: Between AL-10/Picken …

Christmas Traditions in Evergreen, Alabama

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No one is left out in Evergreen Alabama when it comes to celebrating Christmas—from your companion animals, children, and the elderly citizens, there is something for everyone to enjoy. My favorites include The Christmas Journey—a live nativity scene presented by the members of the Community of Christ Church on the corner of Rural and Martin Streets a block from Historic Downtown Evergreen one weekend out of the month of December. The church members dress up as members of that Nativity scene of long-ago with live animals; visitors can drive by or park and get out and walk along the sidewalk with luminaries lighting their way. This is a project in which the church members give back to their community—a gift to Evergreen—every year.

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