is a ghost town
in DeKalb County
, United States
Battelle was once a thriving mining community which was spread in a north – south line along the foot of Lookout Mountain
five miles north of Valley Head, Alabama
. Today the forest has reclaimed the whole area and not a single building remains to cast the aura of the ghost town. Today scattered brick, piles of rotted lumber, an occasional piece of metal, mark the ruins of Battelle. Here and there a tame rosebush
still fights for survival among the weeds and vines and a row of jonquils
looks strangely out of place.