Verbena is a small Central Alabama village with about 4500 residents located in Southeast Chilton County, 35 miles north of Montgomery just off of U.S. Highway 31 and Interstate 65. For such a small community it is rich in history. The Verbena Historical Society is dedicated to bringing together those people interested in preserving that history, and sharing it with others.
Register or Become A Member?
Written by Chuck Rice, VHS President
Some of you may be wondering whether to click on the "Register" link in the Login box on the left or on the "Membership" link on the Main Menu. Well, the answer is BOTH. Let me explain the difference.
The "Register" link on the left lets you enter our site and take advantage of all of it's functionality. That means you'll be able to submit articles and links related to Verbena's history for publication on the site and you'll be added to our emailing list to be kept up on what's happening with the Society. You'll be a part of our online community.
Did you know that Sidney Lanier, the great Southern poet, spent a lot of time in Verbena and may have written some of his most famous poetry while camped in a pine thicket near the center of town? You might be surprised to learn how our now small sleepy little village was once a bustling community full of stores, doctors offices, a bank, a hotel, a train depot and more.
Verbena Alabama was designated as a National Historic District in the 1970’s.Now the Verbena Historical Society is actively seeking new members who have an interest in Verbena and in preserving its history and passing that history on to generations to come.Whether your interest is because you have personal ties to the community or you simply have a love of history itself and wish to help preserve it, membership in this organization could be just the thing for you.
To see photographs of Historic Verbena, visit our galleries by clicking here or on the Galleries selection on our menu. If you have photographs of Verbena from the past or present and you would care to donate them to the VHS, we would be happy to accept them. Contact us with those donations at: