Salem, an unincorporated community in Lee County, was first settled in 1835. It lies along U.S. Highway 280 between Opelika and Phenix City.
Nestled in the heart of Elmore County and wrapped in the flowing waters of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, Wetumpka holds many treasures often overlooked by visitors and passersby.
The largest city along the Alabama portion of the Lookout Mountain Parkway is Fort Payne.
Florence, the county seat of Lauderdale County, was surveyed in 1818 by Ferdinand Sannoner, an Italian native who named the city after Florence, Italy.