Alabama November 05, 2016
The Little Town In Alabama That Might Just Be The Most Unique Town In The World
There are many
charming towns located throughout Alabama. Among these towns are those that are truly unique. One Alabama town in particular that outshines the rest when it comes to uniqueness is Mooresville, a picturesque 19th-century village that’s actually one year older than the state itself.
Mooresville, located in Limestone County, Alabama, was incorporated on November 16, 1818. What's truly unique about Mooresville, which only has around 60 or so residents, is that the 'entire' town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The heart of Mooresville is its post office. The Mooresville Post Office, built in 1840 and located at the corner of Lauderdale and High Streets, is the oldest operational post office in Alabama.
Its call boxes are numbered 1-48 and were built prior to the American Civil War. Some families have had the same box number for several generations.
Mooresville's Stage Coach Inn & Tavern, built in 1820, was where the post office was originally located. Today, this historic building is used for the Mooresville Town Hall.
While driving through the charming town of Mooresville, you can't help but fall in love with all of the beautiful scenery.
You'll also drive by many charming homes. Some of Alabama's most charming homes are located in Mooresville.
During your drive, you might even encounter Mooresville's two historic churches: Old Brick Church, built in 1839, and...
...Mooresville Church of Christ, built in 1854. In 1862, President James A. Garfield preached at Mooresville Church of Christ.
The perfect place in Mooresville to grab a cup of coffee is JaVa.Mooresville. However, JaVa.Mooresville is much more than a coffee shop. It also offers tea, baked goods, antiques and artwork signed by Howard Finster.
Address: JaVa.Mooresville, 25062 North St, Mooresville, AL 35649
You can't leave Mooresville without first visiting Lyla's Little House, a candy and curiosity shop. This shop is truly one of a kind.
What's unique about Lyla's Little House is that it sells a variety of homemade treats, including pralines, milkshakes, cheese straws and fried pies on the first floor, and a variety of vintage and antique items on the second floor. You'll love this charming shop!
The town of Mooresville isn't shy when it comes to decorating for the holidays. A stroll through this historic town will definitely put you in the Christmas spirit.
As you can see, Mooresville is a truly unique town that’s full of historic charm. Have you ever visited this historic town?
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