Calhoun County is littered with place names that are fading into history

Way up in Calhoun County’s northeastern hills, hard against the western edges of the Wolf and August Mine mountain ridges, is a pinprick of a place called Philadelphia. Its heartbeat, Philadelphia Baptist Church, has dispensed sermons since 1888. Along the drive there from Piedmont is a visual of rural Alabama: rusted barns and pasturelands, summertime crops and a smattering of ranch-style homes, a canopy of oaks and pines shading the winding, twisting road.
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