"The Old Town of Blakeley" Blakeley Things to Do Tip by Basaic

Blakeley Things to Do: 9 reviews and 21 photos

  Old Town Site
by Basaic

People lived on this land well before the Civil War, however. Prehistoric Indians settled here 4000 years ago. The Spanish, French and British also explored the area. The town of Blakeley was chartered on 4v January 1814 by Josiah Blakeley. The town quickly grew to 4000 inhabitants; but in 1828 the town declined quickly due to rampant land speculation and a yellow fever epidemic. The Civil War finally killed the town. Today there is a large picnic area with a gazebo where he town used to be.

Address: 34745 State Highway 225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577
Phone: (251) 626-0798
Website: http://blakeleypark.com/

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  • Written Apr 15, 2010
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