Demopolis

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About Demopolis

There are many things to do in Demopolis. We are known for our beautiful Historic Homes, Birding and Hunting/Sports Tourism and of course Christmas on the River, Fourth of July Freedom on the River. Our greatest resource is the Tombigbee River and the Corps of Engineers plays a huge role in our community and often serve as guides for river activities.  We have many hunting lodges and opportunities for fishing and all types of hunting. Most recently we held the 2012 Master National Field Trials where over 750 dogs and about a thousand people participated in hunt tests at the Field Trial Area known as the State Cattle Ranch right outside of town. We are also known for our white bluffs along the river, and our Yacht Basin. Foscue Park has many walking trails as well as campsites and landing for boats to launch.

If I were to suggest things to do for a day, they would include tours of Bluff Hall and Canebrake Cottage next door to Bluff Hall for local arts and crafts, Gaineswood, Foscue Park, our Yacht Basin and Kingfisher Bay. Take a look at the windows of Trinity Episcopal Church. Several are Tiffany windows. Visit Rooster Hall beside our City Hall which was named after the Rooster Auction held here in the early 1900’s. For shopping and lunch, our downtown area, as well as places along Highway 80 have great places to stop in and visit.

This area is known for its barbeque and catfish. Smokin Jacks or JCs BBQ on Highway 80 are well-known for both items. Koras on Hwy. 43 is noted as “one of the 100 best places to eat before you die in Alabama.  It is famous for its large hamburgers and also a “meat and three for lunch. If you are looking for fine dining I would suggest the Red Barn or Foscue House on Highway 80 which are only open at night.  They serve great steaks and seafood. Travel west toward Selma on 80 and visit the town of Faunsdale that’s about 20 miles west of town. Visit the Faunsdale Cafe for lunch or Faunsdale Bar and Grill at night which is famous for its crawfish and crawfish pies. They also have crawfish festival which is in April.

There is plenty to do in this area for a day and Demopolis is bordered by eight other counties from where people visit, work and shop here.

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211 N. Walnut Ave., Demopolis, AL | (334) 289-0577