Failetown, Alabama

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Ghost town
The cemetery in Failetown, Alabama in 2005
The cemetery in Failetown, Alabama in 2005
Failetown is located in Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°55′42″N 88°0′58″W / 31.92833°N 88.01611°W / 31.92833; -88.01611Coordinates: 31°55′42″N 88°0′58″W / 31.92833°N 88.01611°W / 31.92833; -88.01611
Country United States
State Alabama
County Clarke
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Failetown is a ghost town in Clarke County, Alabama, United States.


Failetown was located at 31°55'42.46" North, 88°00'58.16" West (31.928432, -88.016161).


Lewis Faile (aka Louis Fails) and his children, Richmond, Terrell and Morgan Faile settled Failetown in the 1850s when they moved west from South Carolina.[1] Today the town sits abandoned. The Faile Cemetery, Post Office, and other homes in various states of decay are all that remain of the town today.

On October 4, 1813 the Bashi Skirmish of the Creek War was fought in Failetown.[2] A Clarke County historical marker which stands on Woods Bluff Road between Alabama 69 and Cassidy Hill marks the location.[3]


  1. ^ Fail, Welton Ruel (1979). The Fail/Faile/Fails Family Trail. Gateway Press. LCCN #79-66366. 
  2. ^ "Welcome to Clarke County Pamphlet" (PDF). Clarke County Development Foundation. June 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-25. 
  3. ^ "Historical Markers & Sites". Clarke County Government. Retrieved 2007-04-25.