Tri-City Ledger -

By Russell Brown
Guest Writer 

The tale of how Blakeley came to be settled


May 30, 2019

Let’s take a little history trip, it is not far. A drive along the river roads of the northern part of Baldwin County will reveal many sites that mark points of our regional history. Just north of Spanish Fort is one of our many interesting historic sites at the old town of Blakeley.

Prehistoric Indians were the first inhabitants in the oak and pine covered forests along this riverfront area. Huge mounds of oyster shells can still be found near the banks of the river. In the mounds have been discovered many ancient artifacts, some only old trash. But, there are also skeletons. This...

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