Childersburg, class of 2008, designated 2012, childersburg.org
Located 30 minutes south of Birmingham in Talladega County with a population of just over 4,700, Childersburg proclaims it is the “oldest continuously occupied city” in America, dating back to 1540 based on its possible location along the route Hernando de Soto and his men took through the Southeast.
The area is rich in American Indian lore and artifacts, abounding in culture and traditions. The city is located on the Coosa River and is about 10 miles northeast of Lay Lake, featuring fishing, camping, boating, watersports and other outdoor recreation. Additionally, the Charles Butler House, Kymulga Grist Mill and Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and Majestic Caverns (formally known as DesSoto Caverns) is one of the area’s oldest and most well-known tourist attractions featuring the first recorded cave in the United States where the main room of the caverns stands 12 stories high and the onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites are among the most concentrated in America.
201 8th Avenue, SW Childersburg, AL 35044-0369 | 256-378-5521