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This website is dedicated to twelve counties located in southwest Alabama – Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Monroe, Perry, Sumter, Washington, and Wilcox. This area includes a large portion of Alabama’s Black Belt. This region is known for its rich and diverse heritage, historic homes and churches, and its natural beauty.

The purpose of this website is for documentation of historic and interesting places that you will find in this area of Alabama. There are now over 500 sites posted on this website and additional sites are being added weekly. The Region Map on the Home Page shows all of the sites. Zoom in on the map to view sites in the towns.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MOST OF THE HOMES INCLUDED ARE PRIVATE RESIDENCES AND, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ARE DRIVE BY ONLY.

All photographs on this website, unless otherwise stated, are the property of RuralSWAlabama. We want these pictures to be shared as long as they are used to promote the rural southwest area of Alabama. All that we ask is that proper credit be provided for photographs and materials used. Please provide credit to RuralSWAlabama and, if possible, provide a link to the site where the photograph is located. Included on this website is a Contact Form that can be used to request permission to use the photographs on this website.

We hope that you enjoy this website.