Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lowndesboro, Alabama - Historic Antebellum Town

A quick turn off U.S. Highway 80 between Montgomery and Selma in Alabama will take you into the beautiful town of Lowndesboro.

Growing from a settlement that was established as early as 1814 following the Creek War of 1813-1814, Lownesboro is located in one of the most historic areas of Alabama. The Battle of Holy Ground, where the Creek leader WilliamWeatherford made his fabled horseback leap into the Alabama River, took place just ten miles north of town. A skirmish was fought in the streets of Lowndesboro during the closing days of the Civil War, but spooked by false rumors of a small pox outbreak, Union soldiers moved on quickly sparing the town the severe destruction suffered by many Southern communities.

As a result, Lowndesboro today is an architectural showplace. There are antebellum homes, churches and other structures, almost all of them maintained in beautiful condition. The C.M.E. Church, built in around 1833, is actually capped by the dome from the state's first capitol building.

Lowndesboro will host its annual Heritage Celebration on May 1st. It is a great time to visit the town and experience the hospitality of this beautiful Alabama town. Events planned for the day include tours, a living history encampment, demonstrations of historical weaponry and more.

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