Alabama Attractions November 14, 2016
10 Small Towns In Rural Alabama That Are Downright Delightful
Alabama’s larger cities receive lots of attention because of their many attractions. However, it’s the smaller towns that are truly special and downright delightful. Listed below are 10 small rural towns that are located across Alabama. Although these towns are small, they leave a big impression on anyone who visits them.
Note: All town populations are based on the 2010 U.S. Census.
The town of Wedowee, which is the county seat of Randolph County, Alabama, is a great place to call home. Wedowee's main attraction, other than its downtown area, is Lake Wedowee. Thousands of people from near and far come to visit this lake each year.
Less than 500 people call Thomaston, Alabama home. This small rural town is located in Marengo County, and it was incorporated in 1901. Thomaston is such a peaceful town to visit or live in.
3. Walnut Grove
While passing through Etowah County, Alabama, you'll come across the small rural town of Walnut Grove. Incorporated in 1886, Walnut Grove is a close-knit community where everyone knows their neighbor and is super friendly. You'll feel welcome in this charming little town.
Eclectic is located in Elmore County, Alabama, and it was incorporated in 1907. This small rural town is just as special as its name. Take a day to visit and you'll discover what makes this town truly special.
5. Magnolia Springs
Less than 800 people live in Magnolia Springs, which is located along Alabama's Gulf Coast in Baldwin County. What makes this charming town so incredibly unique is that it has the only year-round river mail route in the nation.
6. Rock Mills
Rock Mills, located in Randolph County, Alabama, has around 600 residents. Without a doubt, the most popular spot in this small rural town is the waterfalls at the site of the old mill.
LaFayette was incorporated in 1835 and is the county seat of Chambers County, Alabama. This small rural town has around 3,000 residents, and its access to outdoor recreation and close proximity to stores, restaurants and other attractions is what makes LaFayette such a wonderful place to live.
Greensboro, the county seat of Hale County, Alabama, has less than 3,000 residents. It was incorporated in 1823 and is very proud of its historic district, which covers the entire downtown area. Greensboro is one of Alabama's most charming small towns, and it's a definite must visit.
Around 4,000 people call Haleyville, Alabama home. Haleyville, located in Winston County, was incorporated in 1889. On February 16, 1968, the first ever 911 call was placed from the mayor's office in Haleyville. Each year, the town of Haleyville celebrates this achievement with a festival.
Bridgeport is located in Jackson County, Alabama and has around 2,500 residents. The most popular attraction in this small rural town is the Bridgeport Depot Museum, which features a variety of local Civil War artifacts. Because several battles from the Civil War occurred in this area, Bridgeport is a great town to visit if you love American history.
Have you ever visited, or currently live in, one of these small rural towns? If so, what do you love most about it? Here are
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