Beaver Mills, Alabama was at its peak during the Civil War and a few years after. During the war, the town’s mill was used as a uniform depot. After the Civil War ended, the old uniforms were then converted into the making of bonded paper. The mill still stands today. There are tall stone walls in the area, and buttons from uniforms can be found in the town. The woods have taken over most of the area, and no buildings remain (other than the mill). Beaver Mills is on private property, and requires permission to enter. The bridges have since been removed to prevent anyone from intruding.