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Cahaba River Valley, Ground Zero of the Civil Rights Movement, Civil War History

US / Alabama
Listed By: Vonnie Phillips
Location ID: #999-19021
150 acre ranch situated in southwest Alabama, situated near Talledega National Forest, and runs along the Cahaba River, which is the longest substantially free-flowing river in Alabama, and is among the most scenic and biologically diverse rivers in the United States. It is a major tributary of the Alabama River and part of the larger Mobile River basin. With headwaters near Birmingham, the Cahaba flows southwest, then at Heiberger turns southeast and joins the Alabama River at the ghost town and former Alabama capital of Cahaba in Dallas County. Entirely within central Alabama, the Cahaba River is 194 miles (312 km) long[2] and drains an area of 1,870 square miles (4,800 km2). Historical significance of location: 26 miles east of Selma, 10 miles north of Marion; the murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson occurred that motivated the Selma to Montgomery March. Significant Alabama cities located from the Ranch: Selma 26 miles east Montgomery 75 miles east Birmingham 70 miles north Mobile 160 miles south There are two colleges within 12 miles located in Marion, Judson College 1836, and Marion Military Institute, the oldest 2 year military college in the United States, (1843). The childhood home of Coretta Scott King is 8 miles away for the ranch. 30 minute drive to historical Old Cahawba, Alabama's first Capitol. Excellent for bird watchers, The Smithsonian published that the Cahaba River is the most biological watershed in North America.

Location Category:

  • CITIES / TOWNS - Small Towns
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  • LAKES / RIVERS - Swamp / Marsh / Lagoon

Architecture Style:

  • Ranch

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Heiberger, AL 36756
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Vonnie Phillips
2421 Columbus CT
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone: 612.406.9051
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