1. This is where my family lived

  2. Hey Joey Norton & family

  3. Still a nice place to live. Every body knows what u do.

  4. The 1954 school no longer stands. The high school building, along with its vocational building, gym, bandroom and lunchroom, were so heavily damaged in the April 27, 2011 tornado that the buildings were razed and a new one has been built.

    1. That is so sad. Phil Campbell took a heavy blow in the April 27, 2011 tornado. So much history was lost. My heart goes out to the citizens of Phil Campbell.

  5. we lost our home in the storm and moved to Florida to be with our son Kevin and our granddaughter. We miss everyone and so glad everything is doing great.

  6. Great article. Check out our interview with Richard Sheridan who I believe is cited as the source of much information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCJtTaKaedc

  7. Also be sure to watch the I’m with Phil documentary on Alabama Public Television this Friday night at 9:00 pm which tells the story of the 20 people named Phil Campbell that came to the town in 2011 after the tornado. The film chronicles their attempt to raise money to build a Habitat for Humanity house for a family who lost theirs in the storm. Here is the al.com story on the broadcast: http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2015/04/im_with_phil_documentary_on_ap.html

  8. Fairly close to Jasper and real close to my sis in Hamilton,Al

  9. Nancy Todd Pinion, show this to James.

  10. My mother’s hometown.

  11. Dismal Canyon… Go see it!

  12. I cannot ever forget that day. It is etched in my mind forever. Moved to Spruce Pine after the storm destroyed my home. So many lives lost and many people’s lives changed forever.

  13. I attended Northwest JR. COLLEGE there in 64-66 and played Basketball—Rented a room from Chief of Police Looney Kent and his wife. Ate many a meal at Glasgow’s Cafe and the Chat & Chew. —shot pool at Boss Nix’s pool hall —Remember Tater Thompson’s Hardware Store and Mr. Mays had a Grocery Store. A lot of fond memories from that little town.

  14. I attended Northwest Jr. College there 1964-66–rented a room from Chief of Police Looney Kent and his wife. I played Basketball for the Northwest Vikings. I ate many a meal at Glasgow’s Cafe–and the Chat & Chew.—played pool at Boss Nix’s Pool Room–Remember Tater Thompson had a Hardware store there–A Mr. Mays had a grocery store. Many fond memories of that little town.Went back after the Tornado had just passed thru—I was devastated”’

  15. Sally, Leonard’s father lived there when he was young.

  16. Everyone should read about Phil Campbell

  17. Mesmerizing!! I want to go here..

  18. l didn’t know Billy Billy Sherrill, record producer nashville was from here?

  19. Hey Laura House McRae – check this out!!!

    1. Very interesting Greta. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Great place to raise a family. I have 3 generation of graduates from Phil Campbell. Go Bobcats !!!

  21. […] Canyon is located in the town of Phil Campbell in the northwestern part of Franklin County, Alabama. Several outlaws have allegedly hidden in the […]

  22. I live in Bear Creek and am still amazed and saddened by the devastation from 2011.

  23. Billy Sherrill was killed in car wreck back in 1990S. He has a brother Wade Sherrill lives in Phil Campbell

  24. TO: Donna Causey

    My name is Windle Ray Causey from Marion County now retired in Arizona. I thought maybe you might have some information about my GGGrandfather James S. Causey, b. 1812, who lived somewhere on the Bear Creek beat near Phil Campbell at the 1880 census. I would like to find out what happened to him. And, since you have the same Surname, I was hoping you might be able to shed some light on my mystery. Thanks…ray

    1. I’m sorry Windle. My information on my husband’s family does not go very far and I no longer have the time to assist others. Good luck in your research!

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  26. Ashley Blythe Stoddard, FYI.

  27. I had cousins there.