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. The 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 about 600 sites posted on this website. 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.org. We welcome the sharing of these pictures 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 the photographs that are used. Please provide credit to RuralSWAlabama.org 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.
Please note: at the time of publication, information gathered was correct. Hours change and locations close, so please check with another resource to confirm your information before visiting.