Alabama is a great place to live and visit. Sure, its larger cities, such as Birmingham and Montgomery, are wonderful places to check out. However, we mustn’t forget about all of the smaller picturesque towns Alabama has to offer.
Listed below are 11 of the most picturesque small towns in Alabama.
On November 16, 1818, Mooresville was the first town incorporated by the Alabama Territorial Legislature. The entire town is on the National Register of Historic Places, and it's also home to the oldest operational post office in Alabama.
Tuscumbia, established in 1820, is the county seat of Colbert County. A few of Tuscumbia's main attractions include Spring Park, Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Ivy Green--the birthplace of Helen Keller. The historic downtown area, which features many restored buildings, is also one of the town's main attractions.
Fairhope is situated on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. This picturesque town features spacious parks, tree-lined neighborhoods and a thriving downtown area that attracts numerous visitors.
4. Mountain Brook
Mountain Brook, a suburb of Birmingham, is Alabama's most affluent place and one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.
5. Fort Payne
Fort Payne is the county seat of DeKalb County. One of its major attractions is Lookout Mountain. Little River Canyon National Preserve and DeSoto State Park are located nearby. Fort Payne is also home to the Alabama Fan Club and Museum, and its downtown area offers numerous antique shops.
6. Magnolia Springs
Magnolia Springs, located in Baldwin County, is situated at the headwaters of the Magnolia River. This picturesque town is home to the only water mail delivery route in the continental United States.
Located about half an hour from Montgomery is the picturesque town of Greenville, known as "The Camellia City." Greenville was first settled in 1819 and it prides itself on its historic downtown business and residential area.
Lowndesboro, located in south-central Alabama, is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved
antebellum communities in the South.
Eufaula is located in southeastern Alabama and sits atop a bluff - overlooking the beautiful 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula. This small Alabama town offers a variety of stores, specialty shops and restaurants.
Monroeville, known as "The Literary Capital of Alabama," has produced many famous writers, including Harper Lee, Truman Capote, Mike Stewart, Cynthia Tucker, etc. Monroeville's main attraction is the Old Monroe County Courthouse. The interior of this courthouse was modeled for the film version of Harper's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Daphne is located on the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay and is nicknamed "The Jubilee City." This small Alabama town features several historic homes and parks.
Have you ever visited any of these picturesque towns in Alabama? Are you currently a resident of one? Let us know in the comments below!