Millport, Alabama - which is said to have been founded in 1848 but as early as 1836 - advertisements appeared in Columbus and Tuscaloosa newspapers for the sale of lots in

Ask Rufus: A Town Called Mill Port

I have been asked about the history and story behind Millport, Alabama, which is located 24 miles up Highway 50 from Columbus.



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