The historic Old Federal Road separates the Alabama counties of Monroe and Conecuh. Burnt Corn, AL is located on this stretch of the Old Federal Road at the point that it intersected with another historic trail, the Great Pensacola Trading Path (or Wolf Trail). Burnt Corn is one of the oldest settlements in this area of Alabama. U.S. postal service to Burnt Corn began in 1817, when the village also became part of the Alabama Territory. A school, the “Students’ Retreat,‚Äù was organized in 1820, followed by a Baptist church in 1821. Burnt Corn was a thriving community in the early twentieth century. Many of the buildings in Burnt Corn are still intact. Visiting Burnt Corn is like traveling back in time. You can let your imagination run wild as you walk the Old Federal Road through Burnt Corn. From the south end to north end of downtown Burnt Corn is less than a mile. (The Battle of Burnt Corn, which began the Creek War in July 1813, did not occur at Burnt Corn, but at a ford of Burnt Corn Creek to the south, in present-day Escambia County, Alabama.) The Baptist belongs to the MCHM. It is open by appointment. The Lowrey Trust is not open, but the double-storied front porch on the store makes a wonderful photo opportunity.
Activities Available: Federal road tours available through Evergreen Public Library; Visit area churches and old buildings.
General Admission: Free to all ages| 119 Cemetery Avenue, Evergreen, AL