Historical Sites: December 2008 Archives

Historic Centreville Square


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

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.

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