Genealogical Sites

Talladega National Forest, Oakmulgee Ranger District

This area is home to the largest population of red-cockaded woodpeckers in the National Forests in Alabama. Two clusters of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees are located close to Forest Service Roads 724 and 745. You can view these shy endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers from a distance at the break of dawn when they leave their cavity trees in the morning to go foraging and at dusk when they return to the trees for the night.

The red-cockaded woodpeckers are the only woodpeckers in North America that excavate cavities in living pine trees. Here in the Oakmulgee Ranger District they seem to prefer the longleaf pines, but they will use other living pine species. Nesting occurs in mid-April when the female red-cockaded woodpecker lays a clutch of three to five white eggs in the breeding males roost cavity. The eggs hatch after 10 to 12 days of incubation and nestlings fledge from the nest cavity 24 to 27 days after hatching.

Bibb County Court House and Confedrate Monument

bibb-county-courthouse.jpgThe Confederate monument was unveiled on July 22, 1910. The Courthouse is still a functioning building and has been renovated.  It is the 5th courthouse dating back to 1902.  The land lay out back in 1828 was done in the traditional square of the time period. 

In addition to being a spectacular architectural example of area courthouse construction for the period, there are also genealogical research opportunities located here.

It is located in the center of historic Centreville, AL.

Address: Historical Square, Centreville, Alabama
Phone: 205.926.3104, Bibb County Chamber of Commerce.

The Bibb County Courthouse is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and has public restrooms. You will also find brochures for the area.

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