Morris Slater, alias Railroad Bill, was a train robber in the 1890s in S.W.
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 behind, before he was gunned down at Atmore in 1896, was that he
never strayed far from the railroad tracks between Atmore and Bay Minette.
From 1815-1864, Henry Nunez operated a very profitable ferry on Perdido River,
about where Hwy 90 now crosses the river, about 16 miles N.W. of Pensacola, FL
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 ferry landing or the ruins of his old house.
In December of 1864 word was received by townsfolk that Col. Joseph Sanders
was on his way to Newton with his horde of deserters, escaped slaves and
common outlaws to attack the town. Plans to defend the town were quickly
completed and a box filled with gold coins in the courthouse was buried by 3
men somewhere nearby. After the attack was over, the 3 men who hid the box
were dead and the location of the cache died with them. It was never
The McGillivray Plantation ruins can be found 4 miles N. of Wetumpka. Built
around 1750, it was destroyed during an Indian attack sometime later. There
are legends that a hoard of coins and silver tableware remains buried or
hidden on the property.
cache of gold coins and bars worth an estimated $900,000 is believed buried
somewhere in the area of Birmingham. The treasure was destined for the
Confederate Treasury in Richmond, VA in 1862, but never reached its
destination. The precise location and other details of this cache are not
In 1897, C.E. Sharps purchased the old White's Mill, 6 miles NW
Florence and accumulated a vast fortune in gold coins. He is
known to have buried a large quantity of money somewhere in the woods south of
the mill among the trees before he died in an accident in 1899.
Two wooden crates, each 2'x3'x4' and filled with a large amount of gold and
silver coins said to total $100,000 and destined for the Confederate forces at
Columbia, Tennessee, were buried when Union forces approached as the wagon
transporting the huge treasure became mired in a bog-hole near Athens. The
cache was made at an 1865-era stream crossing about 4 miles N of Athens and
about 1/2 mile W of the crossing.
In the 1830s, when the Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their lands and
move to Oklahoma, a pot of gold was buried on the old Shelby Cullom farm, 2
miles N of Ryland in a section called Bellfaun which borders the Flint River.
$30,000 in gold coins, known as the Hickson Treasure, is buried
In the early 1800s, Levi Colbert lived in a house near the
ferry he operated on the
Tennessee River which became known as " Buzzard Roost". It is
located in Colbert County, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway, the second exit
after crossing the Tennessee River heading south. A considerable amount of
gold & silver coins is buried in the woods East of the house.
Willsmith owned nearly half the town of Fort Payne in the late 1800's. After
his death in 1898, searchers were made to find the $100,000 in gold he was
known to have accumulated, but all failed. It is believed to remain buried
on one of many pieces of property Willsmith owned in the area.
1800's the outlaw Jesse James used the area of Dawson for a hideout,
on Sand Mountain not far from Collinsville. There are those who speculated
that he cached some of his outlaw treasure somewhere in the area that never
Hardy Clemens was a wealthy plantation and slave owner who owned a
farm near Coaling on the banks of Big Sandy Creek, about 12 miles E of
Tuscaloosa. When the Civil War reached Alabama, he buried about $100,000 in
gold somewhere on his property. Rumors have escalated that the huge
cache is buried:
A) Under his
B) Around the
cotton gin near the spring.
C) In the area of
his hog farm.
D) In the cemetery
of his slaves.
Clements died in
1863 without revealing the exact location of his treasure, which still
awaits recovery to this day.
Spring Treasure, a cache of gold and silver coins, is reportedly buried near
1832, Indians had a secret source of silver somewhere near their village
located near Ironaton. The location was believed to be to the NW of the
village in the area of Wolf Creek. When the tribe was forced to a
reservation in Arkansas, they took with them only a small portion of
the silver they had mined.
larger portion is believed to have been buried in or near the mine.
Indian treasure is buried on top of Talladega Mountain in an abandoned
shaft. The cache has never been recovered.
an Indian came to Roanoke from Oklahoma and inquired about some old
mulberry trees in the area. Old residents told him where one was located,
but the others had been cut down. Near the standing tree, the Indian
dug up a large
of Indian relics but his deerskin waybill was useless for the other caches,
believed to contain vast quanities of gold Indian treasure.
Tannehill, was once a major pig-iron region in the South, now a state park.
town was destroyed during the Civil War. There are numerous legends that
hidden treasure being cached at Tannchill.
McGillivray Plantation ruins can be found 4 miles N of Wetumpka. Built
1750, it was destroyed during an Indian attack sometime later. There are
that a hoard of gold coins and silver tableware remain buried or hidden
Horseshoe Bend Treasure, $200,000 in gold coins, is buried near Tallassee.
the Civil War, 3 wagonloads of gold and silver coins worth $285,000 were
along a fence line near Tallassee in the central part of the state. The
has never been recovered.
the Civil War, C. Boaz Whitfield buried a large hoard of gold coins on his
near Demopolis for safekeeping. The plantation was located 18 miles from
near Jefferson. He left information to this treasure among his papers,
but after his death, the coins went unrecovered.
In 1926, a descendant came across the papers and started a search on the
Shady Grove farm, looking for an old boundary stake. Using the
information, he found a hoard of $200,000 in $20 gold pieces dated
1850 or earlier which Boaz had buried to prevent seizure by Union
troops. There is speculation that additional cache remain hidden on
outlaw James Copeland buried a barrel of gold coins worth an estimated
near the Pirate Oak in Bayou La Batre. There are no reports of any
of this cache.
pirate Jean Lafitte is said to have buried $80,000 in gold coins on a beach
La Batre S of Mobile.
Coast pirate Gasparilla reportly buried several cheasts of pirate loot at
locations in Mobile Bay.
Island is located across the Mississppi Sound at the entrance of Mobile
It was used by the Spanish, French and the British as an army base and
troops were stationed here after the Civil War. It was also a haven for
pirates and outlaws as well.
The island holds many legends of hidden treasure
and is a relic hunter's paradise.
jeweled cross was dropped in a well on Dauphin island to prevent its
stolen by pirates and was never recovered. Tales and legends of buried
pots and chests filled with treasure and savings are circulated quietly
the residents of Dauphin Island that date back centuries. The island has
had a bank.
unidentified Spanish galleon, carrying an estimated $1 million in gold and
treasure, was caught in a storm and wrecked on the E end of Dauphin
in 1801. Only 11 crew members survived and told of the rich cargo that was