U.S. Highway 31 crosses the Tennessee Valley, climbs the western part of the Sand Mountain plateau, and traverses the more rugged region of the mineral belt through Birmingham to Calera. From there, it runs through the fruit growing region of central Alabama, the fertile Black Belt, and the subtropical lowlands and pine forests of Baldwin County and enters Mobile from the east. This region is rich in American Civil War military and political history, as well as the stories of the Native Americans through the battles for Civil Rights. Come explore this cross section of the Deep South.
This Second Edition includes text navigation, GPS Coordinates for Historic Sites, and an increase to over 350 listed sites and landmarks.