7 Reasons to Road Trip the Alabama Black Belt

Charming Small Towns

The Alabama Black Belt contains several town squares and old main roadways, typical of the south. Include them on your road vacation.


Phenix City has a strong Native American and Civil War heritage due to its placement on a major canal.


War Eagle! Football enthusiasts know Auburn (Lee County) as tiger country and Auburn University.


Auburn's sister city, Opelika (Lee County), was formerly east Alabama's commerce center due to its railroad hub.


Charm abounds in Eufaula, Barbour County. Stunning lake views, centuries-old trees, and grand mansions right out of a movie are all hallmarks of this little southern town. 


One of the tiniest settlements in the Alabama Black Belt, Union Springs (Bulloch County) is no joke.

Educational Civil Right Sites

The south was once the heart of slave trafficking, a past we like to forget. Tens of thousands of people and families entered the U.S. through southern cities.