Alabama is home to several charming towns. Unfortunately, many of these towns are somewhat overlooked, unless of course you’re a local. Listed below are nine of Alabama’s most overlooked towns. Each of these towns have a lot to offer and belong on everyone’s bucket list. Check them out!
Decatur, which is nicknamed "The River City," is located on the Tennessee River in Morgan County, Alabama. This historic town is home to several amazing attractions and events, including Point Mallard Park, Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Festival, and Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q - one of the world's best barbecue restaurants.
2. Bayou La Batre
Bayou La Batre was founded in 1786 and is located in Mobile County, Alabama. It's a small fishing village that's become known as the "Seafood Capital of Alabama." People travel from all across the U.S. to visit Bayou La Batre.
Wetumpka, which has less than 7,000 residents, is known as "The City of Natural Beauty" and is the county seat of Elmore County, Alabama. Three of Wetumpka's most popular attractions include the Wetumpka Impact Crater, Jasmine Hill Gardens, and the historic Bibb Graves Bridge that crosses the Coosa River.
Mooresville is located in Limestone County, Alabama and was incorporated in 1818. The entire town, which has less than 60 residents, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another interesting fact about Mooresville is that it's home to the state's oldest operational post office.
Bridgeport is a small town that's located in Jackson County, Alabama. Its best-known attraction is the Russell Cave National Monument, which is one of the nation's top Native American archaeological sites. An interesting fact about Russell Cave is that it has one of the most thorough records of prehistoric cultures in the entire Southeast. These records have led archaeologists to believe the cave was inhabited for more than 10,000 years by Native Americans.
Tuscumbia, which was incorporated in 1820, is the county seat of Colbert County, Alabama. This small town is home to a variety of attractions, including Ivy Green: Birthplace of Helen Keller, Spring Park, Alabama Music Hall of Fame, Cane Creek Canyon Nature Preserve, and so much more. There's something for everyone.
Elberta is located in Baldwin County and is one of Alabama's quirkiest small towns. The town's main attractions are its famous statues "Bamahenge" and "Dinosaurs in the Woods," which are located at Barber Marina. Elberta is also home to a cheese farm, a heritage museum, and a unique waterfront restaurant.
Evergreen, which is best known as "The Emerald City," is the county seat of Conecuh County, Alabama. This charming town offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, kayaking, and more. The historic Evergreen Depot, which was constructed in 1907, is one of the town's most famous landmarks.
Abbeville, which has less than 3,000 residents, is the county seat of Henry County, Alabama. One of the town's main attractions is its nostalgic downtown area. It'll most certainly take you back to the 1950s.
If you’ve been to any of these overlooked towns, please share your experience with us in the comments. Also, let us know what other towns belong on this list.