This famous school, founded in 1893 by Dr. William J. Edwards, a graduate of Tuskegee University, opened as the Colored Literary and Industrial School in a one-room log cabin on the R. O. Simpson plantation. Initially there were three students, but with private donations, Dr. Edwards and his supporters increased the school’s property base and [...]
This Rural Southwest Alabama website is for twelve counties located in southwest Alabama which include the southwestern corner of Alabama's Black Belt region. The area is famous for great Southern food, hospitality, a rich and diverse heritage, historic homes and churches, beautiful landscapes, and endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Beautiful rivers and lakes crisscross this region of Alabama. This area is known for its many parks and natural forests. The purpose of this website is to provide a snapshot of rural southwest Alabama. Included are pictures of attractions in the counties located in this area of Alabama. A brief description is provided for each site.