The City of Carrollton Hosting 2nd Annual ‘Face in the Window Fest’
Carrollton is a small town in Pickens County with a population of a little over 1,000 people but it's one famous resident that keeps visitors coming back.
Henry Wells was a former slave and was accused of burning the Pickens County Courthouse to the ground on November 16, 1876. As the story goes, Wells was arrested but a lynch mob showed up on the lawn of the newly built courthouse looking to make him pay for his crime. Authorities then hid Wells in the attic of the courthouse, well out of reach of the mob.
Wanting to see what was going on outside, Wells peered out of the attic window just as lightning struck, forever etching his image into the glass. This event and the ghostly window have become one of Alabama's most intriguing tales of the supernatural.
The face in the window gained more notoriety when writer Kathryn Tucker Windham immortalized the story in her popular book, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.
In an effort to raise money to beautify their famous town, Corrollton is hosting the 2nd annual Face in the Window Festival on Saturday, October 15th. They'll have vendors on hand as well as activities for children, arts and crafts and live entertainment.
All events will be held in historic downtown Carrollton from 9 am-3 pm. If you're interesting in being a vendor, applications can be picked up at City Hall.