Eufaula, class of 2009, designated 2012, eufaulaalabama.com
Located in Barbour County near the 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, also known as the Walter F. George Reservoir created by the construction of the Walter F. George Dam in 1963, the City of Eufaula is named for a Creek Indian Tribe called “the Eufaulas” and is a lure for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition, this southeastern Alabama city is a historical jewel with an unparalleled collection of antebellum homes and landmarks situated along the Alabama-Georgia border, approximately 90 miles southeast of Montgomery.
First settled in 1816, Eufaula, which now has a population of nearly 12,900, was incorporated under its present name in 1843. An important shipping and trade center prior to the Civil War, Eufaula is home to the second largest historic district in the state, with more than 700 historic and architecturally significant structures as well as the state’s most extensive collection of domestic Italianate architecture and a collection of intact mid-to-late nineteenth-century small-town commercial buildings. More than 50 historic structures are open to the public and each April, the city hosts the Annual Eufaula Pilgrimage, Alabama’s oldest tour of historic homes. The event also includes tours of historic churches, art shows, concerts and other festivities.
205 East Barbour Street Eufaula, AL 36027 | 334-688-2000