Brewton provides residents many conveniences of big-city living within the comfort and safety of a small-town lifestyle. The city offers residents quality education, recreational facilities, seasonal family events, and a variety of shopping venues — all at a small-town pace.
We invite you to browse our downtown area and its fine antique shops, where the blended atmosphere of “old” and “new” lends Brewton its charm and attraction. We believe that Brewton is the ideal place to call home, but don’t just take our word for it — come experience our city. Before you buy a home or commit to a business or industrial site, we encourage you to visit the City of Brewton.
In May 1861, Brewton began as a train station under Edmund Troupe Bruton. The city was originally known as Newport when barges made runs to and from Pensacola, Florida, on the Murder and Burnt Corn Creeks before the installation of rail. During the Civil War, rail lines were severed, and small lumber mills were damaged or destroyed. After the war, those who returned or arrived rebuilt the Brewton economy, began a school, and established small businesses. In the 1870s, a new European demand for lumber opened the way for the creation of numerous timber and lumber operations. The Conecuh-Escambia River System became a timber artery to the Gulf of Mexico.
Brewton became a town on February 13, 1885, and later was named the seat of Escambia County, Alabama. In the past, Brewton was known as “the richest little town in the South.” Brewton’s high per capita income was created by a small number of “lumber barons,” who arrived at the end of the 19th century to cut pine and stay to build extraordinary homes along Belleville and Evergreen Avenues.
These families include the McMillans and the Millers, many of whom still reside in town. Over time, the county erected a series of courthouses. Brewton developed an education system that included public and private institutions, including Jefferson Davis Junior College and T. R. Miller High School, named after Thomas Richard Miller, a local timber baron and town father who contributed to the building and opening of the school.
Don’t miss these things to do:
- Dogwood Hills Golf course
- The Groove
- Alabama Blueberry Festival
- Country Club of Brewton
- Brewton Council of the Arts
- Burnt Corn Creek
- Pig Daddy’s BBQ
1010-B Douglas Avenue, Brewton, AL 36426 | 251-809-1770