Scooter Ride to Chilton County in Alabama

http://www.chiltoncounty.org

Chilton County is known for its peaches. Its name is in honor of William Parish Chilton, Sr., 1810-1871, a lawyer who became Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and later represented Montgomery County in the Congress of the Confederate States of America. On February 4,1861 Wm. Chilton gaveled the Confederacy into existence, as acting leader of the Provisional Congress. In 1942, the U.S. Navy commissioned a new vessel the USS Chilton in honor of Chilton County. The county seat is Clanton and it's a prohibition, or dry county.

Clanton's Peach Water Tower has been included in a documentary about small towns building big things!




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