Search results for The Piedmont
Hand-hewn log fort (cir. 1832), for protection against possible Native American uprising. Last known fort of its kind in Southeast. Historic marker.
Built for $30,000 in 1899 for vault space to adequately protect records, which are still intact since formation of the county. Self-guided tour available. Pictured on cover of Alabama Architecture.
180-acre fishing lake located 4.5 miles southeast of LaFayette. Stocked with bream, bass, crappie, catfish, carp. Camping available (self-contained campers and tent camping). Also on site are public restrooms, a covered fishing pier, a pavilion and a boat ramp.
Museum housed in historical (1833) Lafayette train depot, which was the hub of activity in the county seat. Museum houses items of county history.
See statue of boxing great Joe Louis who was born in Lafayette, and visit Chambers County Museum nearby to see related exhibit and other memorabilia.
Brick doll house built over 4-year-old's grave with fireplace/toys.
Popular reservoir (25,900 acres) for largemouth bass and other fish. West Point Lake is surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields extending 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake's 525 miles of shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities. The construction of the West Point Lake Dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1962. Congress authorized the project for flood control, hydroelectric power, navigation, fish and wildlife development and general recreation.
A full-service prospecting camp with experienced guides. Rental equipment cabins, campground and prospecting store.
Lake offers fishing, boating, skiing. Tour reservoir by appointment.
Area artifacts and history. Native American relics, documents, Civil War memorabilia, 1860s collector's pottery made in Rock Mills, vintage clothing, famous indestructible Ella Smith dolls.
A store that is always receiving new collectibles.
Built in 1917. One of two remaining Chattahoochee Valley Railway depots. Train museum inside with wall murals of scenes when trains traveled through valley.
Horace King: Engineer, Civil War-era humanitarian. Skills earned his freedom; respect made him one of Alabama's first African-American legislators after Civil War.
Uniquely designed truss bridge (late 1800s), once part of larger bridge over Chattahoochee River.
Built by African-American stone masons. Teenage girls of 1941 lined up on it, waiting for boys to give them a kiss.
Tours of one of the oldest 2-year colleges in Alabama.
Tour of sports arena. As part of a regional tourism effort, Southern Union has established its part of the Piedmont Plateau Birding Trail.
Day-use park. Swimming, picnicking, fishing, nature trail. Unique location. 25 acres of granite.
Site of one of last Civil War battles (April 16, 1865) to take place east of Mississippi. Living history exhibits and annual re-enactments held on site.