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February 12, 2016

St. Clair County Travel Guide

Loretta Moore
P. O. Box 955
Court street
Ashville, Alabama 35953
Phone: (205) 594-2116

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Things to Do in St. Clair County
and  City/Town Webpage Links



St. Clair County is located in north-central Alabama at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountain Range.  Its beauty is marked with wooded mountains and quiet valleys through which run sparkling streams.  The eastern edge is delineated by the Coosa River.  The river has two dams located in St. Clair County, the Neely Henry and the Logan Martin, creating backwaters offering all kinds of water sports: fishing, boating, water skiing, sailing, swimming.

The county also has two interstate highways: Interstate 59 connecting Birmingham and Chattanooga and Interstate 20 connecting Birmingham and Atlanta.

The bustling city of Pell City is the industrial center of the county offering convenient shopping centers, fine dining, and motels.  The civic center complex has facilities for many activities, indoor and outdoor.  The adjoining lake has boating and fishing activities.

The Looney House- 1820

Moody, only a few minutes from Birmingham, has also become a growing industrial center.  Straddling Interstate 20, Moody has large shopping centers, fine restaurants and the largest auto auction in the southeast.

Ashville steps back in time with many historic homes and museums.  History comes alive as one walks through the mountains north of Ashville, unusual rock formations amaze visitors.  It has been reported that Indians used the rocks as a corral for wild horses, hence its name, Horse Pens 40.  Nearby is Legion Town, a replica of an old western town..

Southeast of Ashville is an authentic museum which recalls the year 1820 when John Looney settled in the county.  He built an unusual log house with a double dog trot.  A dog trot is an open-ended hall through the middle of the house.  John Looney's cabin has one upstairs and one downstairs.

Alabama International Dragway

For those who prefer a more modern setting, the Greensport Marina is nearby.  The marina offers picnicking, boating, fishing, and other water sports.

Springville has retained the old town flavor in its restored store buildings.  Most of the towns of St. Clair County have the same irresistible charm of small-town living.

While the waters teem with fish, the forests are filled with wildlife: deer, rabbits, squirrels, quails and wild turkeys.  Hunting and fishing were activities pursued by the early settlers and, today, many residents of and visitors to the county do the same.

Neely Henry Dam

Whether you prefer the exciting activities (motor boating, water skiing, tennis, swimming, auto drag racing) or the slower-paced (fishing, sailing, hunting, hiking, museum browsing, shopping), St. Clair County is the place to be.




Ashville Museum and Archives
Open 8 am - 12:00 noon and 1 pm-5 pm. Monday through Friday.  Charlene Simpson, Archivist; 205-594-2128
John Looney House Pioneer Museum
Open Saturday and Sunday afternoon 1 pm - 5 pm; Inez Franklin, Hostess; 205-594-7849
Springville Library/Museum
Monday 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm

Librarian can open museum

Ragland Depot Museum
Open by appointment; Harold Sisson, Host;
Ashville Masonic Lodge Museum
open by appointment; Call Tourism Office
Inzer Home Museum
Open by appointment; Call Tourism Office;

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