From the ancient Indian town of Mabila in 1540, through Alabama's first capitals, mineral springs resorts, drowned towns and textile towns, this book recalls the remarkable stories of the Lost Towns. 

Lost Towns is available at major bookstores, online like Amazon and Arcadia Publishing, The History Press. To order directly: call (888) 313-2655, or


Chapter 3--"Mining,"

 Gold mining, coal mining and marble mining: PP 48-82

Old tunnel at Goldville in Tallapoosa County, site of Alabama's second Gold Rush in early 1840s. (Encyclopedia of Alabama)

Back cover: Lost Towns of Central Alabama


Author contact information:
Peggy Jackson Walls

Front cover: Lost Towns of Central Alabama. Released July 19, 2021.