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    blakeley cemetery

    by doug48 Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    pictured is the blakeley cemetery. the town of blakeley began as a 18th century plantation. by the 1820's blakeley was a booming riverfront town. the town of blakeley was the site of the last battle of the civil war. after the civil war the town declined and it's residents moved on to other locations. today the last remaining remnant of the town is it's cemetery.

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    blakeley state park

    by doug48 Updated Oct 27, 2010
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    located on SR 225 just north of spanish fort is the blakeley battlefield state park. the battle of blakeley was the last major battle of the civil war. at the park you can see remnants of breastworks, battery sites, redoubts, and rifle pits. a very interesting place to visit for those interested in civil war history.

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    tourist office

    by doug48 Updated May 7, 2009
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    a good first stop is the spanish fort tourist office. it is located a block north of the I-10 spanish fort exit. here you can get information on the attractions of spanish fort, mobile, and other alabama locations.

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    tensaw river

    by doug48 Written May 6, 2009
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    at blakeley park you can tour the tensaw river on the delta explorer tour boat. blakeley state park has much to offer the tourist. the park offers hiking and nature trails, camping, fishing, and horse trails. see their web site for more information.

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    Saluda Hill Cemetary

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    The Saluda Cemetary is just along from the entrance to Blakely State Park on the main highway 225. The Historical Marker says it all "“Saluda Hill Cemetery is a private historical cemetery established in 1824. Among the graves here is that of Zachariah Godbold, the only known Revolutionary War veteran buried in Baldwin County. Many Blakeley residents and confederate soldiers also are buried in the cemetery.”

    Over the years unfortunately the cemetery has been vandelised and a lot of the tombstones have been broken. The majority of burials in this cemetery are not even marked.
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    Mobile-Tensaw River

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is like a wilderness area in coastal Alabama. Encompassing 260,000 acres of wetland habitats, it is the second latest delta system in the United States. The River borders Blakeley State Park.

    There is a quarter mile of waterfront boardwalk with two observation decks on the Tensaw River as well as an observation kiosk for birders.
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    Imagine the Scene

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    While driving around (and on sometimes track type areas) you can almost feel the battle strategy. You can see the ravines, redoubt and battery sites, all clearly marked out to correspond with your map and the info given for each spot.

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    Blakeley State Park

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    Blakeley State Park is the largest national historic register site east of the Mississippi River. The park encompasses 3,800 acres leading right down to the banks of the Tensaw River. This area is the site of the last major battle of the Civil War and has been kept in excellent condition, preserving the various areas where the battle took place. Its also a really lovely drive as well if you feel like, a nice hiking area through 24kms (15 miles) of various nature trails.
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    The Wonderful Homes

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    If you take a drive around the streets surrounding Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort you will see delightful homes set amongst the trees in really tranquil settings. The areas we drove around were so lush and pretty.
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    The Water Dwellers

    by keeweechic Written Oct 15, 2002

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    Should you decide to explore the Mobile-Tensaw Delta you would most likely see alligators, wading birds, raptors, wildflowers, cypress stands and pretty much everything else the Okefenokee offers.
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    This was a little crab I came across.
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    The Entrance to the Park

    by keeweechic Written Oct 15, 2002

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    When you enter the park, you will be given a map plus historical info and points of interest to help you make your self-guided tour through the various historic areas Everything is very clearly marked out. The Admission is nominal, something like $3.00pp.
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    Take A Water Tour

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 8, 2006

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    There is a tour will take you through the wetland areas as well as passing historic sights such as the Civil War batteries Huger and Tracey. It will also stop at Blakeley State Park.

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    The Hanging Oak

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 11, 2003

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    This is one of the landmarks in the park. The Jury Oak or Hanging Tree was said to have been the site of a hanging after the first court session at Blakeley.

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    Spanish Moss

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    Some of the giant moss-draped live oaks in this region are estimated to be over 800 years old and were already mature trees when the Spaniards arrived in 1519.
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    Blakeley Cemetary

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 7, 2003

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    This old cemetery is where many of the original Blakeley settlers, victims of yellow fever were buried.
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