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Fort Cusseta

This hand-hewn log fort, circa 1832, was built for protection against possible American Indian uprising. It’st he last known fort of its kind in Southeast. See the historic marker. Fort Cusseta in Chambers County, Alabama, is a rare surviving example of a log fort built to defend a frontier settlement from Indian attack. Such statements […]

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West Point Dam

West Point Dam

The woods surrounding the lake are rather open, consisting of mostly mature pine and mixed oak. These woods offer up a variety of songbirds and raptors. The major attraction here is panoramic views of the lake, notable for winter gulls and terns. Look for loons and other waterfowl in colder months, swallows and Purple Martins […]

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Alligator Creek Nature Trail

Both of the trails here, the one-mile Alligator Creek trail and the one-half mile Beaver Creek Interpretive Trail, encompass a broad array of habitats, from marshland to mixed-age woodlands. Yellowthroats, Swamp Sparrows, Pileated Woodpeckers, and Great Horned Owls can be found along the trails. Directions: From the AL/GA state line, travel north approximately 7.6 miles […]

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Chambers County Public Fishing Lake

One of the prettiest public fishing lakes in Alabama, Chambers County Lake is worth surveying for waders, waterfowl, swallows, Ospreys, and Bald Eagles. The woods around the lake can be birded from the roadside. There is habitat for Prairie Warblers, chats, and other denizens of second-growth woodlands. Pay particular attention near the bluffs and to […]

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Chambers County Museum

Located in the former Central of Georgia railway depot, the Chambers County Museum contains a rich variety of exhibits reflecting life in the county as it was in yesteryear. The depot itself is of masonry construction with a tile roof built in 1908 after fire destroyed the original wood structure. The freight room interior still […]

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Cemetery Doll House

Lanett Grave Doll House

Although Nadine Earles died young and wasn’t really a prominent figure during her short time with her family, she still managed to become a rather notable person in the US. All thanks to her outstanding dollhouse grave, the little girl has already become dear to a lot of people.The idea of Nadine Earles’ dollhouse grave […]

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Joe Louis Statue

See an 8 foot statue of boxing great Joe Louis, who was born in Lafayette, and visit Chambers County Museum nearby to see related a exhibit and other memorabilia. Joe Louis, whose given last name was Barrow, was born in rural Chambers County and lived there until early adolescence, when his family moved to Detroit. […]

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Fort Tyler

Located on Alabama-Georgia border, it was site of one of last Civil War battles (April 16, 1865) to take place east of Mississippi. On April 16, 1865, Union troops attacked the earthen fort in West Point, Georgia.  Many soldiers lost their lives that day, unaware that Lee had surrendered to Grant seven days prior.  Fort […]

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West Point Dam

West Point Lake

West Point Lake is a man-made reservoir formed by the damming of the Chattahoochee River by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This reservoir extends for about 35 mi along the Chattahoochee River near the Alabama-Georgia state boundary. 500 Resource Management Drive, West Point, Georgia 31833-9517 You can also find additional info on West […]

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Chattahoochee River

The Chattahoochee River forms the eastern boundary of the City of Valley. There are put in/take out points at the Old Shawmut Airport Boat Landing, the Langdale Boat Landing, and the River View Boat Landing. Discussion about the Chattahoochee Valley Blueway, a bi-state (Alabama & Georgia) project to create a 52-mile paddling trail running from […]

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Maple Hill Gardens & Guest House

Maple Hill Gardens & Guest House. The Garden has one of the largest Japanese maple collections (250 trees)in the Southeast planted on the grounds (1.5 Acres) by Colonel Jerry Bryant and his wife Mac who retired to become the third owners and restore the estates gardens. The Architect, contractor and builder, E. A. Zobel constructed […]

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The West Point Depot and Museum

The West Point Depot and Museum is the historic site for transfer of freight between Montgomery and Atlanta in the late 1800s. Because Georgia and Alabama had different gauge railroad tracks, it was necessary for all trains traveling between the two states to stop in West Point, located at the state line. Thus established the […]

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