Historical Sites

Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge

 
canoeing.jpgThe Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge is home to five federally listed threatened or endangered species including the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail. This area has been recognized as the most biologically diverse section of land in Alabama and has been credited with supporting the most significantly diverse plant species in the southeastern United States. You won't see plants and animals like this anywhere else in the area.


Historic Centreville Square

 
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The Centreville Town Square, which overlooks the Cahaba River, became an historical district in 1977. Twenty-six historical buildings line the streets of this area. The square offers a variety of services including restaurants and shopping. Spend some time in a "days gone by" atmosphere.  December is the month for "Christmas on the Square".

Bibb County Court House and Confederate Monument
The Confederate monument was unveiled on July 22, 1910. The Courthouse is still a functioning building and has been renovated to accommodate a modern work environment while still maintaining the authenticity of the building.  The court house dates back to 1902.  The land lay out back in 1828 was done in the traditional square of the time period.

Mason Building
This historical building is still in use.  The masons meet here each month.  The organization is a highly respected group whose history is passed down from generation to generation.

Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

 
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Built in 1862, the crumbling red brick walls of the old furnace are all that remain of the stack that once towered sixty feet tall and billowed black smoke high into the sky. Now a historical state park, the site is living history with pioneer cabins and other restored buildings from Alabama's past. Where 130 years ago every tree was cut for charcoal, today large pines and hardwoods provide a rustic setting for picnics, camping, or special events such as the annual Brierfield Music Festival or the annual Civil War battle reenactment. Brierfield's attractions include hiking and nature trails, primitive and improved camping, cabin rentals, Henry Jones Country Store, and a seasonal swimming pool.


Cahaba River Historical Park

 
FallLeaves-Sunlight-Cahaba.jpgThe land was farm land along the Cahaba River and purchased from Mr. Collie Wallace.  All the houses and farm equi[pment were donated.  The park is within view of uptown historical Centreveille.  The park is available for family reunions, picnics and just a day of fun in the sun on the beautiful Cahaba River.

Available to the public is a boat ramp and R.V, hook-ups.  The park is also a museum of old homes and farm equipment dating back to the 1800s.

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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