Distance: 111.93 miles
Cahaba River NWR is one of nation's newest National Wildlife Refuges, the 540th in fact. Established September 25, 2002 for the purpose of protecting and managing a unique section of the Cahaba River and land adjacent to it. Cahaba River NWR is home to five federally listed species including the Cahaba shiner, goldline darter, round rocksnail, and cylindrical lioplax snail. Currently, the Refug...
Distance: 118.92 miles
The Natchez Trace in Alabama, though short, is rich in history. It encompasses Freedom Hills Overlook, Rock Springs, and Colbert Ferry, where George Colbert charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 for ferry services. Get a taste of the South as you traverse the cotton fields of Alabama.
Distance: 121.38 miles
In July, 1864, Union forces, including men from the United States Colored Troops, marched into Tupelo, Mississippi. Disorganized Confederate soldiers fought fiercely but could not overpower the federal troops. Neither side could claim a clear victory, but Union troops had succeeded in their main goal: keeping the Confederates away from Union railroads in Tennessee.