St. James Hotel

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Built in 1837, the historic hotel was fully renovated in 1997. Frank and Jesse James were frequent, sometimes long-term, guests at the hotel. Among other spirits, the ghost of Jesse James is said to reside here, a male apparition in 1880s cowboy garb. Jesse’s girlfriend Lucinda has been seen here as well, along with a waft of lavender scent. Even Jesse’s dog has been heard barking on the premises, and running around upstairs.

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1222 Water Ave
Selma, AL 36701
United States

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32.4068083336128, -87.01764139881135
Dallas County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Selma, AL (0.2 mi.)
Selmont-West Selmont, AL (2.0 mi.)
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Billingsley, AL (24.7 mi.)
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  1. Frank & Jesse James after the “Northfield Raid” also hid out in Lowndes County, Al. (The County of my ancestor’s) They were well dressed and had fine horses and saddles.,Posing as cattle brokers they taught the local kids how to shoot their S&W Russian mdl. Pistols. Jesse was always careful about un loading his pistol when letting someone else hold it always having a second pistol at the ready. The local people got suspicious of them, their marksmanship, and relationship of them and the local children , so Frank and Jesse moved on.

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