Old Town Huntsville

southern_home2Huntsville, Alabama has got 3 beautiful old town areas that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

I’m not sure which area that I was in, but here are some photos that I took on the day that our tire blew out.

This is the First Presbyterian Church on 312 Lincoln Street, the oldest Presbyterian church building in the state of Alabama.

The Gothic revival exterior - 1st Presbyterian Church.

The Gothic revival exterior – 1st Presbyterian Church.

1st Presb. Church pipe organ.

1st Presb. Church pipe organ.

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1st Presb. Church pew.

1st Presb. Church pew.

The Maple Hill Cemetery was established in 1818, when a man sold 2 acres to the city of Huntsville for $200. The cemetery now covers almost 100 acres and has five Alabama governors buried there.
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Maple Hill Cemetery.

Maple Hill Cemetery.

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Your GPS is Oh, So Very Wrong

This explains everything.

This explains everything.

There’s one more picture (which deserves its own feature post) that I took when we visited the Highlands.

First, a quick backstory.

So my parents’ cabin is a skip and a hop from this small town in Tennessee. I mean, this town is small. It’s on the map, but I think it’s virtually a ghost town, but people still live therein.

There is a bit of a town block, if you will…a row of those old, turn-of-the-century brick buildings, which really would look nice if someone had the money and inclination to restore them.

Every time we go through that town, as it were, our GPS goes nuts and gets scrambled. “Re-calculating. Re-calculating!” it warns. And we’re like, “But you told us to go this way!”

Well, I think we’ve all been vindicated. Check out the new sign that they put up!