Every now and then, we all need a little peace and quiet. Fortunately, there are many peaceful towns located in Alabama that are far enough away from big cities, yet close enough for a visit. Listed below are 10 of the most peaceful small towns in Alabama.
With a population of only 58, how can the charming town of Mooresville offer anything other than peace and quiet? Mooresville, which is located between the cities of Decatur and Huntsville, was incorporated on November 16, 1818 - making it one of Alabama's oldest towns. The entire town of Mooresville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Childersburg, which is located half an hour from Birmingham, was incorporated in 1889. However, it's believed to date all the way back to 1540, making it the oldest city in America. Childersburg, Alabama is 25 years older than St. Augustine, Florida.
3. Dauphin Island
If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Mobile, Dauphin Island is a great place to visit. And with its low cost of living, it's also a great place to call home.
Bridgeport is located near Russell Cave, in Jackson County. According to evidence, this historic cave is where the Southeast's earliest known human settlement took place. Because this small Alabama town has a population of less than 3,000, you're guaranteed peace and quiet.
Tuscumbia dates back to 1820 and has a population of 8,529. This historic town is part of 'The Shoals' metropolitan area and is the hometown of Helen Keller. Tuscumbia is a peaceful area and its main attraction is Spring Park.
6. Pike Road
From 2010 to 2014, Pike Road, which is located in Montgomery County, experienced a 30.22% growth rate, making it one of Alabama's fasting growing cities. Sure, Pike Road is growing at a steady rate. However, it's still a great place that offers peace and quiet.
7. Bayou La Batre
Bayou La Batre is a fishing village with a population of 2,636, and it's known as the "Seafood Capital of Alabama." If you've seen the award-winning film "Forrest Gump," you probably recognize Bayou La Batre.
The charming town of Monroeville is known as the "Literary Capital of Alabama" because of its hometown connection to authors Harper Lee, Truman Capote and many more. Monroeville also inspired the town of Maycomb, which is the setting of Lee's famous novel "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Because Theodore is located right outside of Mobile, it's the perfect place to escape the hustle of the big city for a little peace and quiet. Bellingrath Gardens and Home is Theodore's main attraction, and a stroll through these gardens is as peaceful as it gets.
Located only half an hour from Montgomery, Greenville, which is known as "The Camellia City," is a great place to visit or call home. This lovely town, which has a population of nearly 8,000, features a wonderful downtown area.
Do you live in any of these peaceful Alabama towns? Can you think of any other small towns to add to the list? For more towns that offer peace and quiet, in addition to simple living, here are
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