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Historic Downtown Marion

AERN newsletter Marion

42. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN MARION – [Area surrounding the Perry County Courthouse] Michael “Muckle,” the first resident of what would become the city of Marion, established his cabin in this area where the courthouse now stands. The downtown area has since served Marion residents as the city has grown and changed. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #42 Historic […]

The Alabama Baptist Building

Alabama Baptist Building

5. THE ALABAMA BAPTIST BUILDING – [Corner of Dekalb & Bibb Street] Built as an office building in the early 1830’s, it later was used as a printing office for The Alabama Baptist. Located now on the campus of Judson College, its restoration will eventually reflect a 19th century newspaper office.  Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 […]

Perry Lakes Park

Perry Lakes Park

51. PERRY LAKES PARK– [Off of Highway 175 East of Marion] The Perry Lakes Park was originally constructed in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This expansive nature park is home to the tallest birding tower in the Northern Hemisphere. Visitors will experience several hiking nature trails as well as other recreational opportunities.  Discover Perry […]

Marion Railway Depot

Marion Railroad Depot

3. MARION RAILWAY DEPOT [1200 Washington Street] Built in 1907 to replace the frame depot building, which was destroyed by fire. Interest in railroads began as early as 1834 in Marion. The building is now the home of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #3 Marion Railway Depot GPS Coordinates: […]

The Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame

Alabama Women's Hall of Fame

2. THE ALABAMA WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME – [Judson College] Located in the beautifully restored A. Howard Bean Hall, the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame establishes a permanent place of honor for Alabama’s most outstanding women, including Helen Adams Keller, Julia Sturdwick Tutwiler, and Tallulah Bankhead. Discover Perry County Call 1.334.526.3061 Site #2 The Alabama Women’s […]

Alabama Military Hall of Honor Museum

Alabama Military Hall of Honor Museum

  1. ALABAMA MILITARY HALL OF HONOR MUSEUM-[Washington Street] Built in 1832 as a Law Office for John Lockhart, the building was used until 1968 as the Marion City Hall. It was moved to the Marion Military Institute campus where it has been restored and preserved. In 1988 it became the Alabama Military Hall of […]