Pickens County was created, in 1820, from shared Choctaw, Chickasaws, and Creek hunting grounds. Pickensville, on the Tombigbee River, is home to one of the last steam-powered sternwheeler on Southern rivers, U.S. Snagboat Montgomery. The vessel is open for tours at the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam. The site also features a reproduction antebellum mansion that houses exhibits about the region’s history. The Old Jail in Gordo, which was built in 1914, is on National Register of Historic Places. Aliceville is home to a museum about the World War II prisoner of war camp that was located there. The old courthouse in Carrollton has a window that was etched with a face by lightening, according to local lore.