Alabama March 10, 2017
We Dare You To Take This Road Trip To Alabama’s Most Abandoned Places
Alabama is home to several places that have been left abandoned. From hotels and cemeteries, to hospitals and churches, you never know when you’ll stumble upon an abandoned place while exploring this great state.
We’ve mapped out a road trip below that features seven abandoned places in Alabama. Some of these abandoned places are even believed to be haunted.
As you can see, the total mileage for this road trip is 697 miles, with an estimated drive time of 13 hours and 42 minutes. The route begins and ends at Bellefonte Cemetery. However, you may begin anywhere you want. For driving directions, you can view the actual Google map
1. Bellefonte Cemetery - Bellefonte, AL
During the 1920s, the town of Bellefonte was left abandoned. Other than the chimney from the local inn, the cemetery is all that remains.
2. Pine Tree Trail Resort - Bremen, AL
The Pine Tree Trail Resort is an abandoned resort on Alabama's beautiful Smith Lake. This former resort, which sits on 70 acres and offers a million dollar view, was originally developed as a timeshare destination. Due to legal issues, it had to be shut down.
3. Old Bryce Hospital - Northport, AL
Old Bryce Hospital, or the Jemison Center, is a former insane asylum that's haunted by its former patients. During the days this asylum was open, it had the reputation of treating its patients badly.
4. Old Cahawba
Old Cahawba was Alabama's first capital and is the state's most famous ghost town. Today, it's been been preserved as an archaeological site - Old Cahawba Archaeological Park.
5. Adams Grove Presbyterian Church - Sardis, AL
Built in 1853, Adams Grove Presbyterian Church and its neighboring cemetery have been investigated by several paranormal groups. According to the groups' reports, the ghost of a Confederate soldier orders people to leave the property.
6. Sloss Furnaces - Birmingham, AL
Sloss Furnaces operated from 1882 to 1971 and is one of Alabama's most haunted places. It's supposedly haunted by James "Slag" Wormwood - the graveyard shift foreman.
7. Ward's Funeral Home - Opelika, AL
Ward's Funeral Home was built in 1870 and is one of Opelika's most haunted buildings. Many town residents have reported seeing ghosts peer through the windows during the late night hours.
Have you stumbled upon any of these abandoned places in Alabama? If so, did you have a haunting experience? Let us know in the comments!
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YouTube video credits:
Matt Glasscock (#2)
GoPro: Abandoned Resort on Smith Lake
Jim Goodman (#7)
Creepy Abandoned Funeral Home