This week in 1812, Clarke County, Alabama was established by the Mississippi Territory. It was pretty important during the Civil War as salt was produced there. A small area in the county is known as Rockville where there was a large salt works where salt was mined. The salt was mined around 1816-1820, but of course, the Indians had obtained it from there much much prior to that. If only we could go back and live as they did, I would be a really happy person. And so would many in my family. The county is located between the Alabama and the Tombigbee Rivers as they join at the bottom tip of the county at the beginning of the Mobile River. The area is pretty much dirt roads and swampy area.