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9 Great Reasons to visit Silverhill, Alabama

Located in southern Baldwin County, in the southwest corner of the state, is a small-town community known as Silverhill. The area was first settled around 1861, and it became an actual town around 1897. Possibly earning its name from the silver coins paid to workers in the local turpentine industry by their boss. A Chicago-based Svea Land Company bought 1,500 acres and began advertising to Swedish immigrants to relocate to the area. These early settlers were generally farmers but had difficulty earning a living because of the lack of a railway. Some ended up returning home, while those remaining residents built the first school in 1904. Later, The Bay Minette and Fort Morgan Railroad came through the area in 1905. This allowed local farmers to ship cash crops, such as potatoes and cucumbers, and to reach broader markets. Around 1909, a second group of settlers, this time from Bohemia (today a region of the Czech Republic), began moving to Silverhill to farm. The Svea Land Company building is now the Oscar Johnson Public Library, named for lifelong Silverhill residents and original members of the Svea Land Company. The building also houses a museum.

Today, things have changed, but Silverhill, Alabama, is still a quaint and quiet small town. And a perfect place to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon or even during the week. Here are a few of our favorite places where you can Savour your day!

1. Humming Star Alpacas Farm

Alabama is home to a variety of farms, including many where alpacas live. One of the state’s best alpaca farms is Humming Star Alpacas. Established in 2007 and located off the beaten path, it is a perfect place for a family day trip. The farm is located at 19700 Blueberry Ln, Silverhill, AL 36576.

2. Café Acadiana

Named after the Acadian people who were exiled from Nova Scotia in the 1760s and who then settled in Louisiana, this restaurant brings a unique flavor to our area. Family-owned and family oriented, this menu offers truly Authentic Cajun Cuisine, as well as All American and Seafood Cuisine. The restaurant is located at 16137 Silverhill Ave, Silverhill, AL 36576.

Café Acadiana Silverhill, Alabama

3. Silverhill Mill

The Silver Hill Mill is a Husband-and-wife team that is milling locally sourced timber. They create handmade items such as charcuterie boards and other unique gifts. You may contact them at (251) 979-2521.

4. Mother-Daughter Market

A shopping experience of curated Home Decor and Furnishings. They are located at 21840 Sedlack Rd, Silverhill, AL 36576. Visit their Facebook Page for hours of operation.

5. Sprout Studio

Visit Sprout Studio for hand-painted furniture and vintage collections. You may contact them at (251) 656-2537 or visit them on Facebook.

6. Brodie’s Cream and Bean

A small-town shop with a mission to serve and operated by a family of 100% volunteers. This non-profit seeks to benefit Maji Hope. An organization that works to provide clean drinking water for people in Africa. They proudly serve Old Dutch ice cream. An award-winning, locally made gourmet ice cream only available in a few locations. It is made fresh the day before delivery with the finest ingredients. Located at 15950 AL-104, Silverhill, AL 36576. Open Monday – Saturday from 2:00-8:30 pm.

7. The Farmhouse Gallery

An adorable shop and gallery. Great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts. Located at 16255 Silverhill Ave, Silverhill, AL 36576

8. No Soap Co

An all-natural alternative to soaps. Perfect for those who are allergic to synthetic fragrances or seeking natural handmade items or gifts. Palm Free, Vegan, Non-GMO. Located in Silver Hill. You may contact them for hours of operation at nosoapco@gmail.com or visit their Etsy store.

9. Bridget’s Southern Charm

A boutique store offering its own products from home decor to clothing and much more. Located at 21960 West Side Loop, Silverhill, AL, United States, Alabama.

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