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Old 01-08-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Smile Small picturesque towns in South Alabama

I want to visit small picturesque towns in south Alabama. I live in the Mobile area and don't want to travel beyond 3 hrs. If anyone knows of any small towns like I am describing please share with me. If anyone watches "Ghost Whisperer" on tv, then you are familiar with the town setting of Grandview. That is the type of town I want to visit.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Mobile, Al
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Obviously Fairhope. Ocean Springs is also nice.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the info but I didn't explain myself very well. I want to venture out at least 2 1/2 to 3 hrs away from the Mobile area. You are right..Fairhope is a pretty town and I would like to "discover" one just like it. I want to explore and as I will be alone I don't want to go very far away. If you have any more ideas, please share them with me.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:59 PM
 
Location: DAPHNE
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Beatrice, al. Is a very nice looking little town but it may be smaller than what you are wanting.

Another interesting town is apalachicola, fl. But this is about 4.5 hours away. But it is worth a visit.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: ABQ
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You could always follow Hwy. 98 east from Pensacola/Gulf Breeze to Panama City - more beachfront property than anything, and a bit touristy, but a pleasant drive...before Spring Break, that is!
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Mobile, Al
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Seaside?
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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You can check small towns on city-data. http://www.city-data.com/city/Alabama.html.

I live too far but our city is only 7,500 ppl with a small downtown. What about Evergreen? Magnolia Springs or Bon Secour, Silverhill is pretty too

Here is a site with southern history landmarks
Historic Sites in Alabama - ExploreSouthernHistory.com
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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What about Enterprise with the boll weevil statue in the middle of town?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Fairhope..... That's the entire list! Bayou La Batre used to be okay, but haven't been there since the last couple hurricanes, so no idea what it's like now.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:10 AM
 
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Here are three, each about 3 hours away. Clanton, Verbena, Maplesville; two more a little farther time wise Montevallo, Centerville...
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