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The Face in the Window - Pickensville County Courthouse


This historic courthouse has an etched face in a window believed to be likeness of Henry Wells, a black man who was accused of burning the second courthouse building in 1876. During the 1800s, Wells was imprisoned in the courthouse. The legend has it that his face was etched into the glass during a lightning storm as a mob advanced for him. The present building was constructed in 1877. Each year the historical drama - "The Face in the Courthouse Window" by Barry Bradford is performed.

Pickensville County Courthouse Face in the Window

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Montgomery Snagboat Pickensville Alabama

The Montgomery Snagboat - Pickensville, AL

The Montgomery is a steam-powered sternwheel-propelled snagboat built in 1925 by the Charleston Dry Dock and Machine Company of Charleston, South Carolina, and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Montgomery cleared snags and obstructions from the Coosa, Alabama, Apalachicola, Chattahoochee, Flint, Black Warrior, and Tombigbee Rivers until her retirement from the Corps of Engineers on November 8, 1982. She was restored in 1984 and again in 2004, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989. The Montgomery now operates as a museum ship at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam Visitor Center in Pickensville, Alabama.

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