Clanton Alabama Attractions
Clanton, Alabama the seat of Chilton County, is located in the center of the state along I-65 about half way between Birmingham and Montgomery. The city is home to two large automotive parts manufacturers, which support the new auto plants in the area. You can see that business and industrial development are welcomed components of the local economy.
Chilton County is proud to be the state's largest producer of peaches and Clanton's most famous landmark is a peach-shaped water tower. The community, formerly called Goose Pond, was renamed for Confederate Brigadier general James Holt Clanton after the Civil War. Clanton is the home of Confederate Memorial Park, the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans, which operated from 1902 to 1939, caring for Civil War veterans and their widows.
This friendly city sits along the banks of the Coosa River, surrounded by beautiful landscape. Clanton offers an abundant selection of restaurants, attractions, parks and recreation facilities for all to enjoy all while maintaining a small town atmosphere. Key West Inn - Clanton offers friendly staff and beautiful accommodations at affordable prices. Let us welcome you to Clanton!
Peach Park • 0.6 miles
Since 1985 Peach Park has become a favorite stop to visitors of Chilton County. What started as a simple road-side fruit stand has now become a place where thousands of people visit each year. You can purchase fine fruits and vegetables and of course you can purchase some tasty local foods made from famous Chilton County Peaches.
Lay Lake • 10.0 miles
Lake Lay was impounded in 1914 and named after Captain William Patrick Lay, the first Alabama Power President. . Lake Lay is an Alabama Power lake with 177,000 kilowatt generating capacity. It is an excellent recreational lake with fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, spotted bass, bluegill and other sunfish, crappie, catfish, striped bass, hybrid and white bass.
Confederate Memorial Park • 10.0 miles
Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate Veterans. In operation from 1902 to 1939, the home cared for elderly veterans, and wives and widows of veterans. The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, but many were from other Confederate states and moved to Alabama after the war. The last veteran died at the home in 1934. The facility closed in 1939 when the five remaining widows were moved to Montgomery for better care. Features of the 102-acre site: two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, and museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, and uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War.
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