Demopolis, class of 2003, designated 2005, demopolisal.gov
Incorporated in 1821 and located in Alabama’s Black Belt, Demopolis is the largest city in Marengo County with a population of nearly 7,200. The city is known for its beautiful historic homes, birding, hunting/sports tourism as well as its Christmas on the River and Fourth of July Freedom on the River festivals. Its greatest resource is the Tombigbee River, and the Army Corps of Engineers plays a huge role in the community, often serving as guides for river activities. There are many hunting lodges and opportunities for fishing and hunting. Demopolis is also known for its white bluffs along the river and the Yacht Basin. Foscue Creek Park has many walking trails, campsites and a landing for boats to launch.
Once a major cultural and economic center of the Black Belt, Demopolis boasts several notable historic structures, including Bluff Hall, the city’s oldest historic residence constructed in 1832 in the Federal-style and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Also on the Register are Gaineswood, a Greek Revival plantation home built between 1843 and 1861, and Lyon Hall, built between 1850 and 1853. Rooster Hall, located on the public square, is one of the oldest buildings in the city and was originally built in 1843 as part of the Presbyterian Church of Demopolis and Trinity Episcopal Church. Rooster Hall features several stained-glass windows by Tiffany.
211 N. Walnut Ave., Demopolis, AL 36732 | 334-289-0577