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About The Black Belt
The Alabama Black Belt consists of 23 counties spanning the entire state, with the heart of the region lying between the state’s Appalachian foothills and the coastal plain. Widely known for its excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, Alabama’s Black Belt also is the site of pivotal civil rights events that forever changed America. The Black Belt region is also rich in other historical and cultural destinations, ranging from elegant antebellum homes to fun-filled river festivals and fascinating museums.
Alabama’s Black Belt gets its name from the dirt – a rich, dark loamy soil whose high fertility produces nutrient-rich vegetation. That, in turn, serves as high-quality habitat for numerous wildlife species, including white-tailed deer. Sportsmen and wildlife managers recognize it as an area that consistently produces great weights and excellent antler characteristics in white-tailed deer. It produces numerous record bucks on a regular basis.
The Black Belt also features superb ground cover and terrain for quail, dove, turkey and duck hunting. To complement the Black Belt’s great hunting, the region’s rivers, ponds and streams lend themselves to bass, crappie and bream fishing.
Aside from hunting and fishing, Alabama’s Black Belt includes numerous travel destinations that reflect a diverse history ranging from the Confederacy and Civil War era to some of the nation’s more important civil rights milestones. You’ll find attractions commemorating a list of difference makers ranging from Rosa Parks to Dr. Martin Luther King to Hank Williams and Paul “Bear” Bryant. It’s a multi-faceted region that you don’t want to miss.
For more information about Alabama’s tourist destinations, visit www.alabama.travel, the official site of the Alabama Tourism Department. For more information about Alabama’s hunting and fishing, please visit the official site of the Alabama Department of Conservation at www.outdooralabama.com.