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The Tombigbee River Valley

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Located in western Alabama, the Tombigbee River Valley provides a wonderful taste of culture with gracious antebellum mansions, art galleries, scenic waterways and a treasure-trove of antique shops. Make sure to visit the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum to get a closer look at Alabama's beloved author. Also home to the Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge, this area has beautiful bodies of water that provide many opportunities for recreational activities.

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What To See & Do

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Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum

Visit the museum dedicated to Alabama's foremost storyteller and author.

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Tenn-Tom Waterway

This 234-mile waterway flows through western Alabama and offers a variety of recreational activities.

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Gaineswood National Historic Landmark

This antebellum mansion has domed ceilings, ornate plasterwork and original furnishings.

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Demopolis Yacht Basin

This full-service marina offers in-water and dry storage for boats and has a restaurant and motel on-site

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Bladon Springs State Park

Centered around four mineral springs, the 357-acre park features a variety of opportunities for family fun.

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Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge

The Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge borders the Tombigbee River and is home to waterfowl, beavers, raccoons, alligators, eagles and more.

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Gainesville Lake

The Sumter Recreation Area features a public boat launch, picnic areas and primitive camping.

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Service Park at Coffeeville Lake

Located on the third largest lake of the Black Warrior-Tombigbee system, Service Park offers a boat launch and primitive and RV campsites.

Where To Stay

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Mimosa Ridge Cabins

Secure your spot in a quaint cabin with modern conveniences overlooking the Tombigbee River.

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Shark Tooth Creek

Set up camp in Aliceville on a hillside that overlooks 75 acres of water. Spend your days hunting shark teeth, fishing and canoeing.

Where To Eat

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Kora's Place

Kora's Place in Demopolis is a genuine Southern soul food café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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The Red Barn Restaurant

A cornerstone of the Demopolis community, this laid-back restaurant serves steaks, chicken, seafood and more.

Area Map

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Area Towns

  • Aliceville

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    A small town with ample Southern charm, Aliceville is one of Alabama’s best-kept secrets. Recreational opportunities abound with year-round golfing, water skiing, camping and hiking. And for the history lover, the World War II German POW museum is a must. The museum features archives documenting Camp Aliceville, Coca-Cola assembly line equipment, an American vetera…

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  • Bladon Springs

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    Bladon Springs derives its name from the surrounding mineral springs. It is an unincorporated community in Choctaw County.

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  • Butler

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    Butler, located in Choctaw County, was settled in 1848. It is named in honor of Colonel Pierce Butler, a soldier killed in the Mexican-American War. Butler is home to more than 1,900 residents.

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  • Carrollton

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    Located in Pickens County, Carrollton has a population of less than 1,000.

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  • Chatom

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    The county seat of Washington County, Chatom has a community center surrounded by a 22-acre lake and is home to Deerfield Golf Course.

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  • Coffeeville

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    Coffeeville is found in Clarke County and has a population of more than 300.

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  • Demopolis

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    Demopolis is part of the area known as West Alabama, which is steeped in Native American and Civil War history.

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  • Eutaw

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    Eutaw is part of the area known as West Alabama, which is steeped in Native American and Civil War history.

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  • Gainesville

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    Gainesville is located in Sumter County and has a population of more than 200.

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  • Gallion

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    Gallion is an unincorporated community in Hale County and was named in honor of Jo Gallion, a railroad official.

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  • Gilbertown

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    Located in Choctaw County, Gilbertown is home to about 200 residents.

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  • Greensboro

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    Because of the number of catfish farms in the area, Greensboro is known as the Catfish Capital of Alabama.

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  • Grove Hill

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    Located in an area originally inhabited by Creek and Choctaw Indians, Grove Hill is the county seat of Clarke County. This town was officially incorporated in 1929 and is home to the Clarke County Historical Museum.

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  • Jackson

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    Founded in 1816 and named after Gen. Andrew Jackson, who later became president, this city has a population of more than 5,000. It is home to four sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Linden

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    Originally known as the town of Marengo, the site’s name was changed to Hohenlinden in 1823 to honor early European settlers. The name was later shortened to Linden. It has a population of more than 2,000.

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  • Livingston

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    The area now known as Livingston belonged to the Choctaw Indian nation until the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. Livingston is located in Sumter County and has a population of more than 3,200.

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  • Mantua

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    Mantua is a hamlet in Greene County.

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  • Morvin

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    An unincorporated community in Clarke County, Morvin is located about 35 miles from Thomasville.

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  • Pickensville

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    Pickensville is nestled in Pickens County with a population of nearly 700.

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  • St. Stephens

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    Located near the Tombigbee River, St. Stephens has a rich history and a population of about 500.

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  • Thomaston

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    Thomaston was incorporated in 1901 in Marengo County. The area was first settled in the early 19th century by Virginians and Carolinians who migrated to the area in search of land. It is now home to almost 400 residents.

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  • Thomasville

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    The childhood home of the beloved Alabama author Kathryn Tucker Windham, Thomasville is in Clarke County with a population of 4,000.

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  • Whatley

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    Named in honor of Franklin Benjamin Whatley, this unincorporated community is a part of Clarke County and has a population of less than 200.

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  • York

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    Located in Sumter County, York is home to more than 2,800 residents.

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Getting there by plane
Getting there by car
Getting there by bus or train

Birmingham serves as the major hub of air travel for the state. The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport offers 130 daily flights to 51 airports in 48 cities throughout the United States.

Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212

(205) 595-0533

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The Montgomery Regional Airport is served by American Eagle, Delta Connection and US Airways Express and offers daily direct flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Montgomery Regional Airport
4445 Selma Highway
Montgomery, AL 36108

(334) 281-5040

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The Tombigbee River Valley area can be reached via Interstate 59.

Greyhound offers daily bus service to and from Eutaw and Livingston, both located in the Tombigbee River Valley area. Tickets are not sold at these locations. You may order tickets at least 10 days in advance if you plan to depart from the Eutaw or Livingston stations. You will need to arrange transportation to your destination from the station. Hours of operation are subject to change. Call to verify information before making travel plans.

99 Greensboro St.
Eutaw, AL 35462

651 Highway 28 W.
Livingston, AL 35470

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