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...more
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.more
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...more
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...more
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....more
12000 Cypress Way, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 36527, United States
Good for: Solo
13000 Cypress Way, Spanish Fort, Alabama, 36527, United States
Good for: Couples
1525 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527
We found this place driving from a Walmart store back to the highway - Spanish Fort was on the other side of the Freeway. I saw the sign for sandwiches and salads and that suited us for lunch. It was Sunday and pretty quiet.
They have a very good choice of sandwiches, pastries and salads... but the coffee...ah.. it is great! In fact, when we were passing back through Mobile from the Florida coast, we made a special point of stopping back at PJ's for lunch again especially for the coffee. I even came away with a bag of it to take home.
Its a New Orleans Company... what more can I say.
On I-65, take exit #33 (the exit for State Hwy 225). Travel south on Hwy 225 until the signs for the park entrance appear on the right.
If you are on I-10, take the Daphne exit and go left or west on Hwy 98. Continue going straight and Hwy 98 will become Hwy 90. You will reach a T intersection in Spanish Fort. Go right on Hwy 31. Move into the left lane to take a left onto State Hwy 225. On 225 go north for 4.5 miles. From there follow the signs to the park headquarters.
Blakeley State Park is located north of Spanish Fort.
The climate of the lowlands of Alabama is almost subtropical. The highest amount of rain hits the region as afternoon thunderstorms in July, August and September. Summers are usually extremely hot and humid with temperatures often reaching above 100 F. The Winter temperatures are mile and rarely get below 40F. Spring and Fall are pleasant for visiting. We visited in Fall (Autumn) and it was short sleeves even in the evening.
As you are driving around the park, beware of the Turtles. Usually slow moving, then can get pretty fast when being pursued by a camera:-) The Alabama red-belly is a large freshwater turtle that grows up to about 13 inches in length. This however was just your plain grey variety.