Alabama is filled with all sorts of amazing places, including several tiny towns. As a matter of fact, some of the towns are so tiny that you may have never even heard of them. Listed below are 11 tiny Alabama towns you might miss if you blink while driving through. They’re that small!
Note: The towns included on this list have a population of less than 500 residents.
Anderson, located in Lauderdale County, Alabama, was first settled around 1825. It was originally named "Anderson Creek," but the name was eventually shortened to "Anderson." Anderson's post office was established in 1860. And in 1973, the town was officially incorporated. (Population 279 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Boykin is a tiny town that's also known as "Gee's Bend." It's located in Wilcox County, and its post office, which was established in 1949, remains active today. (Population 275 - 2010 U.S. Census)
3. Coffee Springs
Located in Geneva County, Alabama is the tiny town of Coffee Springs. Coffee Springs was incorporated in 1900 and is well known for its unusual name. (Population 228 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Beatrice is located in Monroe County, Alabama. It was incorporated in 1901 and has a thriving timber industry. This tiny town is super proud of its revitalized downtown area, which features antique shops, a cafe, a bed and breakfast, etc. (Population 289 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Weogufka is an unincorporated community in Coosa County, Alabama. One of its most popular events is its annual Mule Day, which features plowing demonstrations, log snaking, mule and wagon rides, music, arts and crafts, and lots of delicious food. This event is held on the last Saturday in April. (Population 282 - 2010 U.S. Census)
Gordonville is located in Lowndes County, Alabama and was incorporated in 1990. If you despise driving, you're in luck. This tiny town has an average commute time of only three minutes. (Population 308 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Located in Talladega County, Alabama is the tiny town of Waldo. Waldo was incorporated in 1972, and one of its most famous landmarks is the Waldo Covered Bridge, which is the second oldest surviving covered bridge in Alabama. (Population 278 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Rockford is located in Coosa County, Alabama. One of its most famous residents was a dog named "Fred." Fred was sick when he wandered into town in 1993. After being nursed back to health, he became the town mascot for the next 10 years. Fred appeared on Animal Planet, and he was also featured in a popular newspaper column, "A Dog's Life." (Population 449 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Mentone, located in DeKalb County, Alabama, is a charming town that's situated atop Lookout Mountain. Mentone was incorporated in 1936 and has the highest elevation of any incorporated town in Alabama. (Population 365 - 2014 U.S. Census)
The town of Shorter is located only 20 minutes from downtown Montgomery, in Macon County, Alabama. It was incorporated in 1984, and its motto is ""A Town on the Move!" (Population 435 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Fruithurst, located in Cleburne County, Alabama, was first named "Summit Cut" because of the considerable amount of grading it required by the Southern Railway. It was incorporated in 1896, and at one time it was the center of the "Vineyard Colony." Prohibition stopped Fruithurst's wine making, which really hurt the town. Thanks to the establishment of the "Fruithurst Winery Company," Fruithurst is slowly making a comeback. (Population 283 - 2014 U.S. Census)
Do you live in any of these tiny towns? If not, have you driven through any of them? Let us know in the comments! For a list of Alabama’s coolest small towns, click