are subject to change. It is recommended that you check with the sponsoring
organization to confirm date and times. For more information on local
events, contact the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce at 256-974-1658.
Field Trial Competition
Held the Second Week in February.
Canine enthusiasts compete yearly for bragging rights for owning the
best hunting dogs. Classes of competition include amateur shooting
dog, all age, derby and puppies. Amateur trials are also held annually,
the first full weekend in March.
Owens Memorial Run
Third Saturday in May
Lawrence County, birthplace of the famous track star, Jesse Owens,
is the setting for this 10K and Two Mile Run. This annual tribute
to Owens, winner of four gold medals during the 1936 Olympics, is
held on a state certified course and attracts runners from across
County Indian Festival
Third Weekend in May
Lawrence County, home of Alabamas greatest Indian population,
celebrates its rich Indian heritage each year with a colorful
weekend of crafts, dance and demonstrations. Activities include basketry,
pottery, bow making and tours of a Cherokee Indian Village at the
Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum.
Picnic In The Park
First Saturday in June
Held each year on Courtlands Town Square, the Picnic in the
Park is family fun at its best. Open to everyone, the days activities
include barbecue, chicken stew, arts and crafts, games, as well as
country and gospel music.
First Saturday in August
The Courthouse Square in downtown Moulton is the setting for this
day of arts and crafts, music, food and fellowship. The streets are
filled with beautifully restored vintage automobiles competing for
the best in their class during the festivals antique and Classic
County Cotton Festival
Last Saturday in September
Visit Town Creek in the fall and see one of the countrys first
cotton gins or test your skill in an old fashioned cotton pickin
contest. Sample some of the valleys best chicken stew, shop
for art and crafts, visit the homemade quilt show or just sit back
and enjoy some good country music. Area runners can sign up for the
Cotton Pickin 5K Run.
Antique Car Show/Chili Cookoff
First Saturday in October
Held on Courtlands Town Square. The square is surrounded by
restored vintage automobiles competing for the best in their class
during the car show. Also the best chili cooks try their hand to please
the judges to win the Best Chili Award.
Indian Mounds Park and Museum
Lawrence County is home to Alabamas largest Indian population.
The Oakville Indian Mounds Park and Museum is a tribute to the countys
Indian population and their ancestors. This historical site features
a Copena burial mound, named for the copper and galena metals used
by Indians of the period, and 1.8-acre ceremonial mound, believed
to be the cultural center of the areas Woodland Indians. Large
limestone crypts dating as early as 1816 offer clues to the frontiersmen
who inhabited the area after the Indians. The park features a museum,
a 7-foot Sequoyah carving, gift shop and an Indian Village.
Located on the Tennessee River joining Lawrence and Lauderdale counties,
Wheeler Dam is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. The dam
was built in 1936 and named for Confederate General Joe Wheeler. The
dam is more than 72 feet high and 1 1/5 miles long. Recreational opportunities
around the lakes shoreline include excellent fishing for smallmouth
bass and other game fish, sailing and water-skiing.
Wheeler Station Hunting Preserve located on the 13,000-acre Wheeler
Estate, offers wild bird hunts and preserve hunts in the Old South
tradition. A guest lodge overlooks the Tennessee River. The Sporting
Clay arena offers 10 fields with stations for the novice to the expert.
House Zoological Park
This 100-acre facility features more than 500 exotic and endangered
animals of some 56 different species. The park features everything
from African lions to wildebeests to penguins.
The Lawrence County Historical Commission operates an archives containing
numerous records, many dating from the early 1800s. The archives contain
marriage, mortgage, and tax records, along with records from probate
court, circuit court and county court. There are also weekly newspapers,
wills, deeds, census reports and miscellaneous papers.
Owens Memorial Park
This park honors Olympic great Jesse Owens, an Oakville native who
won four gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the first American
and the second athlete in history to win four gold medals. The 20-acre
park features a Visitor Center, a Jesse Owens home birthplace replica,
a 14 1/2-foot tall statue of Owens with the Olympic rings and a 1936
torch replica. A museum featuring a timeline of Owenss life
from his early days in Oakville, through his university and Olympic
success, is located in the park.
Run Golf Course
This 18-hole professional golf course featuring large bent-grass greens
is located in Moulton, with the foothills of Bankhead National Forest
as a backdrop. Deer Run is host to a number of annual tournaments,
including the Lawrence County Open.
B. Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness Area
Bankhead is Alabamas largest national forest, with some 180,000
acres, and is home of Alabamas only nationally designated Wild
and Scenic River, the Sipsey. Known as the "land of a thousand
waterfalls," this vast monument to nature and man is ideal for
hiking, horseback riding, hunting, boating, fishing, swimming, canoeing
and more. Within the forest is Sipsey Wilderness, designated in 1975
as Alabamas first national wilderness area, with a host of rare
birds, mammals, and an abundance of swift streams, limestone bluffs,
wildlife and wildflowers. The states largest tree, a 500-year-old,
150-foot tall Poplar, is located here. Indian relics also abound in
the Bankhead National Forest, one of the southeasts premier
sites for petroglyphs, prehistoric drawings and rock carvings.
Resort and Lodge
Doublehead Resort and Lodge, which overlooks scenic Wilson Lake on
the Tennessee River, cater to the adventurous frontiersmen seeking
the great outdoors at a leisurely pace. Situated on a point, Doublehead
Lodge offers stunning views and easy access by water or land.
Wheeler State Park
Joe Wheeler State Park is nested on the north and south banks of the
Tennessee River in both Lawrence and Lauderdale Counties. It has everything
necessary for a relaxing vacation or day trip.
The local cities offer a variety of parks and programs through their
Parks and Recreation Departments.
obtaining power, water or phone service in Lawrence County, you must
come to the 911 office in Moulton and get an address card to present
to these offices. The 911 office is located in the Lehman Wood Building
at 555 Walnut Street, Moulton.
Newcomers to Alabama have 30 days upon establishing residency to change
their out-of-state vehicle registration to Alabama registration. To
register your automobile, you must submit a certificate of title,
the vehicle registration and possibly submit a bill of sale to Lawrence
County Tax Commissioner office located at the County Courthouse, 14330
Court Street, Suite 104, Moulton.
Newcomers have 30 days upon establishing residency to change their
out-of-state drivers licenses to valid Alabama licenses or,
if moving within the state, to record their new address. Out-of-state
newcomers must present a certified document of identification, preferably
a valid drivers license from another state. Drivers licenses
are issued for four-year periods and can be obtained from the Drivers
License Examiners Office located in the Lawrence County Courthouse,
Suite 108, Moulton.
To register to vote, newcomers must present their Social Security
number(if they have one), the names and addresses of two persons living
in the county who can identify them, and another means of identification,
such as a drivers license or birth certificate, to the Board
of Registrars office located in the Lawrence County Courthouse.
Serving Lawrence County are four banks, five branch banks, three credit
unions and four finance companies.
The county seat is Moulton, which has an altitude of 650 feet above
sea level. The average minimum temperature in January is 31 degrees
and the average maximum temperature in July is 89 degrees. Average
rainfall is 55.06 inches. Length of growing season is from early April
to late October.