Looking for rural charm with easy access to major city centers? Look no further than Walker County. Only 20 minutes from Birmingham, and off the I-22 that runs from Birmingham to Memphis, Tennessee, Walker County is proud to have a small-town vibe with welcoming residents and a low cost of living.
A jet charter airport in Walker County takes visitors to an area where outdoor activities reign supreme. Nearby Lewis Smith Lake has been dubbed the southeast’s most beautiful lake. As the third cleanest lake in the United States, it is the ultimate destination for boating, swimming, and fishing. Walker County Lake is another nearby option that anglers flock to for a chance to catch largemouth bass, bluegill, and redear sunfish.
Jasper is the heart of Walker County, and provides visitors with ample dining, lodging, and entertainment options. Wander through Jasper’s Downtown Historic District to see buildings that have been standing for over a hundred years. Check out the varying styles that encompass Queen Anne, Classic Revival, and Beaux-Arts architecture.
Bankhead House and Heritage Center is a must-see. Housed in a beautiful brick mansion, the center displays historic artifacts and period furnishings. The Congressional Library showcases the residents who served in the U.S. Congress, including William Brockman Bankhead who was the 42nd speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
After a day of sightseeing, cool down with a pint of Watermelon Gose at Twisted Barley Brewing or be fortified with some southern cooking at Black Rock Bistro. Eat like a local and try the fried green tomatoes or blackened catfish.