Baldwin county, Alabama:
1. FT: Fort Mims 4 miles W Tensaw. Built by settlers in 1813, more than 100 houses surrounded the fort. It was
attacked by Indians and all but 36 of the 500 area residents were massacred by the Creek Indians who burnt the fort and houses
to the ground.
2. Ghost Town: Scrange in the NE corner of the county, 5 miles SE Blacksher.
3. GT Latham 4 miles SW Tensaw.
4. GT Clare 2 miles E Rabun.
5. GT Morrison on RR, 5 miles SE Rabun.
6. GT Dyas on RR, 6 miles S Rabun.
7. GT Carney on RR, 5 miles NE Bay Minette.
8. While being pursued by hostile Indians around 1780, Spaniards buried an enormous treasure of gold bars near
Bay Minette. There are numerous legends about treasure in the area ….one such cache is valued at $70,000.
9. Unidentified pirate treasure is said to be buried in the area of Bay Minette.
10. GT Dolives on RR, 2 miles WSW Bay Minette.
11. Morris Slater, alias Railroad Bill, was a train robber in the 1890’s in SW Alabama. None of the loot he acquired
over his 6 years of banditry was ever recovered. Many believe the cash was buried, possibly in a cave. The only clue he left
before he was gunned down at Atmore in 1896 was that he never strayed far from the RR tracks between Atmore and Bay Minette.
12. There are several old logging townsites containing relics and artifacts along this same route.
13. A cache of gold and silver coins worth $90,000 and known locally as the Gaineswood Treasure, remains buried near
14. GT Carpenter on RR, 5 miles WSW Bay Minette.
15. GT Hurricane on RR, 8 miles WSW Bay Minette.
16. GT Gateswood Junction on RR, 10 miles SE Gateswood.
17. GT Rosinton 5 miles NE Robertsdale.
18. From 1815-1864, Henry Numez operated a very profitable ferry on the Perdido River, about where hwy. 90 now crosses
the river, about 16 miles NW of Pensacola, Florida on the Alabama side. He died around 1866 and it was believed by area residents
that over $100,000 in gold and silver coins was never recovered. The hoard is presumed to be in several different caches and
buried somewhere near the old ferry landing or the ruins of his old house.
19. Local stories claim that 2 small treasurecaches have been found in the immediate area but are not believed to have
been a part of the Numez cache.
20. GT Battles Wharf on Mobile Bay, 2 miles SW Fairhope.
21. GT Euclid 4 miles E Point Clear.
22. GT Marlow 8 miles E Point Clear.
23. Fort Morgan on Mobile Point, 20 miles W GulfShores. First built by the Spaniards in 1559, and later occupied
by the British, French and American forces.
24. Pirate treasure is buried on the tip of a long sandy peninsula separating Bon Secor Bay from the Gulf of Mexico near
25. The pirate Jean LaFitte is reported to have cached upwards of $10 million in booty in the Fort Morgan area.
26. The area of Fort Morgan was a haunt for the 19th century pirates and it is believed that a considerable number
of treasure remains buried in the area that still awaits recovery. Individual coins have been found at the site.
27. In 1822, the American merchantman Margaret Ann, coming from New York, wrecked off the beach near Fort Morgan.
28. In 1559, a fleet of 13 Spanish vessels sailed from Vera Cruz to start a colony at Pensacola. While at anchor in Mobile
Bay, a hurricane struck and 7 of the ships were cast up onto the beach and another hoisted into a grove of trees 300 feet
inland on the E side of the bay. Those who survived were later picked up and returned to Mexico.
29. GT Gasque on Bon Secours Bay, 2 miles NW Pine Beach.
30. GT Oak 5 miles NNW Gulf Shores.
31. GT Roscoe 5 miles due N Gulf Shores.
32. GT Swift 2 miles NW Miflin.
33. GT Josephine on Perdido Bay, 4 miles NE Orange Beach.