The Town of Beatrice is located about 18 miles north of Monroeville, Alabama, and was established at the turn of the 20th century while the railroad link between Selma and Pensacola was built. Incorporated in 1901, Beatrice was a hub of commerce for the first half of the century. With approximately 403 citizens today, Beatrice is known for making guests feel at home.
The town has many events planned throughout the year. Hunting and fishing are popular pastimes. Historic Rikard’s Mill, established in 1845, is the perfect place to picnic, hike and see corn ground into cornmeal and grits. The old Monroe County Courthouse hosts the hit play To Kill a Mockingbird each spring, and legendary Monroe brand sausage is some of the best that visitors will ever taste. Visit www.monroesausage.com to order.
Spend a few days in the great outdoors at Buena Vista, Monroe County’s hunting, fishing and sportsman’s lodge. With renovated lodging, a first-class skeet shooting range and a top-notch game management program, you are sure to enjoy your time in the beautiful outdoors with some of the best hunting and fishing in the state. Beautiful historic homes, such as the Mary Elizabeth Stallworth House, are available as bed and breakfast accommodations.
Opened over a century ago, Finklea’s provides all your hunting, fishing, hardware and gardening needs. For gifts, antiques, jewelry, lamps, linens, pecans and more, shop Miss Minnie & Me.
Visit Beatrice, take a deep breath, enjoy yourself, and be at home!