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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 …

Driving Tour of Demopolis

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

Demopolis is located at the confluence of the Tombigbee River and Black Warrior River atop a chalk cliff, known locally as White Bluff. The settlement was founded and named by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France following the …

Edmond Pettus Bridge

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

The Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for Edmund Winston Pettus, a Confederate brigadier general, and eventual U.S. Senator, is a bridge in Selma, Alabama. It is infamous as the site of the conflict of Bloody Sunday (March 7, 1965), where armed officers atta …

Elmore Bolling Historic Site

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

The Elmore Bolling Historic Site is the site of the lynching of thirty-nine year old Elmore Bolling. He started an inclusive trucking and transportation business venture that began to elevate the standards of living for black Lowndes County residents. …

Ezell’s Fish Camp

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

Established in 1937, Ezell’s Fish Camp is known to attract locals, famous, and the not so famous. Quoted by some as a “cultural institution”, Ezell’s represents a way of life connected to communities and river heritage. Believed to have built by French traders, and used as a trading post, the remains were purchased by Charles Agnew Ezell and now stand as a dog trot cabin, with in and out door dining. Be sure to try the deep fried pickles.

Faulk Property (Capote Marker)

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

This property marks the site of Truman Capote’s childhood home in Monroe County, Ala.  

First Baptist Church of Selma

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

The First Baptist Church of Selma holds Sunday School at 9:30 AM and Morning Worship at 10:45 AM on Sundays. On Wednesdays the church holds a Fellowship Meal at 5:15 PM, Children’s Activities at 5:30 PM, Student Activities at 5:45 PM, and Adult Bible S …

First Baptist Church on M.L.K. Street

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

Built in 1894, the First Baptist Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1979. It is also the starting point of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic Walking Tour in Selma, Alabama.

First Missionary Baptist Church, Hayneville

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

The First Missionary Baptist Church in Hayneville is significant for its role in the 1966 elections in Lowndes County. Local black community leaders joined with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to form a third party, the Lowndes …

First Oil Well In Alabama at Gilbertown, AL

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

The State of Alabama granted Hunt Oil Company a permit to drill the A. R. Jackson Well No. 1, near Gilbertown, in January 1944. When the company discovered oil in February, Alabama became an oil producing state. Directions: Turn right on Paragon Rd. fr …

Fort Senquefield

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

The story of Fort Sinquefield is one that captures the sights and sounds of the human imagination. Nearly 200 years ago, settlers and Creek warriors battled at this site, now on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just a few miles east of …

Frank “Bud” Haralson Store

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

This small country store was the place where the Lowndes County Christian Movement for Human Rights was organized in 1965. This historical site is located on Freedom Road in Hayneville, AL.

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 …

Gaineswood National Historic Landmark

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

Between 1843 and 1861, Nathan Bryan Whitfield transformed a dogtrot cabin into what we know as Gaineswood. Whitfield was his own designer, taking ideas from architectural books of the day and from his travels. His son Bryan Watkins Whitfield helped in …

Harry the Slave’s Gravesite

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

A servant to the president of Howard College (now Samford University), Harry gave his life saving students in an 1854 dormitory fire on the Howard campus. There is a monument in his honor in Marion City Cemetery. East Lafayette Street, Marion, AL 36756 …

Healing Springs at Millry, AL

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

Healing Springs, located near Millry, AL, was a thriving resort in the early 1900s. Located at this site were 33 overflowing springs and the water from these springs was supposed to have “healing” powers. People from far away came by train and other me …

Hendrix-Green House

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

Historic Downtown Marion

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

The five historic districts of Marion offer a connection to rich heritage including civil war and civil rights and many Alabama Baptist beginnings. Five historic bed and breakfasts provide lodging. Leisure activities available are arts and antique shop …

Historical

Located in County | What you’ll find: Historical

My locationGet Directions Alabama Military Hall of Honor MuseumLocated 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 chapte …

History in the Making

Located in County | What you’ll find: Historical

From before Alabama was a state through the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement to today’s changing landscape, majestic cemeteries, stately architecture, all draped in Southern culture are ready to explore.

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