"A Ghost Town, near Selma" Selma Off The Beaten Path Tip by calcaf38
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Cahawba was the State Capital of Alabama between 1820 and 1826. Today, it is a ghost town, with only a few structures remaining. It is possible that Old Cahawba is of more interest to serious archeologists than Rodney in Mississippi, but Rodney definitely has more to see, and more spook factor as well.
All the same, Old Cahawba is worth a couple of hours of your time. Just be aware that most of the buildings in Cahawba are simply gone: the bricks were recycled elsewhere. Today, Cahawba is mostly a collection of markers: here was the capitol, there was the courthouse and so on.
If you are a disaster connoisseur, you might be interested to know that the horrendous Sultana fire and shipwreck near Memphis killed scores of Union soldiers being transferred back home from the huge Cahawba Confederate prison camp.
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