This Small Alabama Town Is One Of The Creepiest Ghost Towns In America
When a town has been completely abandoned, it’s considered a “ghost town.” There are several ghost towns located throughout Alabama. According to
Thrillist.com, Cahawba, Alabama is one of “The Most Eerily Abandoned Towns in America.” For information about Cahawba, including what you’ll encounter during your visit, take a look below.
Cahawba, which is also known as Old Cahawba and Cahaba, is located in Dallas County, Alabama. It's one of the state's most famous ghost towns.
Between the years 1818-1826, Cahawba served as Alabama's first state capital. Today, the town is used as an archaeological park that attracts visitors from all over the Southeast and beyond.
While strolling the grounds of Cahawba, you'll encounter many things that'll remind you of the town's past, including a slave burial ground that was created in 1819.
You'll also encounter a variety of buildings that have stood the test of time, including the Barker Slave Quarters (Kirkpatrick Mansion)...
...a one-room schoolhouse, and...
...the historic St. Luke's Episcopal Church, which was built during the 1850s.
Like most abandoned towns, you'll also encounter the ruins of several buildings. A couple of examples include the brick columns from the Crocheron Mansion and...
...a couple of wall sections from the Methodist-Episcopal Church, which was destroyed by fire in 1954. Built in 1849, this historic church was more than 100 years old.
The next time you're in Dallas County, Alabama, near the town of Selma, be sure to stop and visit Old Cahawba Archaeological Park. It's filled with lots of history and is a wonderful attraction for the entire family.
For more information about Cahawba, click
. You can visit Old Cahawba Archaeological Park at 9518 Cahaba Rd., Orrville, AL 36767.
For a closer look at Cahawba, check out this video:
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