Lawrence County was established a year before Alabama became a state in 1819. It is home to an 83-acre park, in Oakville, which protects prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans. The town also has a museum honoring the accomplishments of Olympian Jesse Owens, who was born there. Pond Spring, the plantation home of Gen. Joseph “Fightin’ Joe” Wheeler, is in Hillsboro. The historic district in Courtland includes a local history museum. Thousands of acres of natural beauty can be explored in the Bankhead National Forest. Prairie Grove Glades, near Moulton, is the largest intact glade left in Alabama.