Tag Archives: Montevallo

So, does this mean this that the drought is over?

 

Since the fall of 2016, Alabama has experienced what some have termed as a short-term drought, meaning that it only lasts for a several of weeks or months. By the end of November, the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) had declared that 100% of the state was experiencing a severe drought or worse. Today things are much better, but still much of the state has been termed as abnormally dry.
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Falling Rock Falls

 

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This spring has been wonderful if you like waterfalls, so this will be the subject of several of my next posts. The first one is a new one for me. It is a ninety foot falls near Montevallo, Alabama named Falling Rock Falls.

I had read where the Wildlife Management Area required one to have a permit when visiting the falls. However, after visiting their web site and speaking with them, I was told that a permit is needed only to hunt. The person that I spoke with also indicated that the falls themselves were not on WMA property. If it isn’t then I think that it can be safety said that one has to cross WMA property to get to them, since there are enough signs in the area. Regardless, please observe all rules and laws regarding the WMA.

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Ebenezer’s Swamp

Ebenezer Swamp

Ebenezer Swamp

 

My fourth generational great grandfather was named Henry Harless Jr. He was born in 1777 in Virginia and moved to Madison County Alabama in the early 1800. He later moved to Shelby County and purchased land around Montevallo where he died in 1859. He and his family are buried in the Harless Cemetery which is located on property that had once belonged to him.

 

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