Evergreen, class of 2007, designated 2012, evergreenal.org
Known as the Emerald City, Evergreen is the county seat of Conecuh County located in southwest Alabama, almost midway between Montgomery and Mobile. With a population of just over 3,500, Evergreen boasts outstanding natural resources and specializes in outdoor activities, including hunting and fishing. In addition, the county offers year-round golf, over 400 lakes and ponds, 200 miles of streams and bountiful game hunting grounds for deer, turkey, quail, dove and squirrel seasons. The Sepulga River Canoe Trail is becoming increasingly popular with nature lovers due to its deep water, limestone walls and a few rapids offering a wilderness kayaking/canoe experience unique to South Alabama.
The original village, known as Cosey’s Old Field, was founded in 1819 when James Cosey, a Revolutionary War Veteran, settled along with George Andrews, and the Cluff brothers, within the present limits of the city on South Main Street. In 1873, Evergreen was incorporated – named by Rev. Alexander Travis, who suggested the name based on the natural abundance of green foliage. Evergreen now hosts the very popular annual Conecuh Sausage Festival, which is held on the third Saturday in October at the Middleton Field Airport in conjunction with the South East Regional Fly-In. The Collard Green Festival is also held each year on the first Saturday in March at the Middleton Field Airport. Both are family-friendly events.
355 East Front Street, Evergreen, AL 36401 | 251-578-1574