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Eutaw in Greene County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt

County Seat of Greene County

 
 
Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
1. Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker
Inscription. In 1838, Greene County citizens voted to change the town seat from Erie to Eutaw. The City of Eutaw, Alabama was incorporated as a town by an act of the State Legislature on January 2, 1841. Greene County had been named for General Nathaniel Greene. The name, Eutaw, was chosen to commemorate the Battle of Eutaw Springs fought in South Carolina in 1781, the battle in which General Greene defeated the British. Since the county had been named for him, the people chose to name the town after his famous victory. The word, “Eutaw,” comes from the aborigines’ language, characterizing the South Carolina Indians as the “Highlanders” or “The Hill Dwellers.” The proposed town was surveyed and laid out by Robert G. Quarles in December 1838. In August 2000, Raymond Steele was elected as the first African American Mayor of Eutaw.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and the City of Eutaw.
 
Location. 32° 50.463′ N, 87° 53.264′ W. Marker is in Eutaw, Alabama, in Greene County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 11) near Springfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker located in front of the Eutaw City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 Main Street, Eutaw AL 35462, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
2. Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker
At least 4 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A County Older Than The State, Greene County (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John’s Church (approx. 13.2 miles away); Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church (approx. 16.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Black Belt - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 17, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on Eutaw. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
3. Encyclopedia of Alabama entry on the Black Belt region in Alabama. (Submitted on December 19, 2012, by Laura Hill of Auburn, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNative AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker In Front of City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
3. Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt Marker In Front of City Hall
The Old Greene County Courthouse Built 1869 and Greene County War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
4. The Old Greene County Courthouse Built 1869 and Greene County War Memorial
Eutaw's Downtown District Westside of Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
5. Eutaw's Downtown District Westside of Court Square
Eutaw's Downtown District, Northside of Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
6. Eutaw's Downtown District, Northside of Court Square
Eutaw's Downtown District, Prairie Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
7. Eutaw's Downtown District, Prairie Avenue
Greene County Grand Jury Building Built 1842, Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
8. Greene County Grand Jury Building Built 1842, Court Square
Greene County Probate Office Built 1856. Now Greene County Visitor Center. Court Square image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
9. Greene County Probate Office Built 1856. Now Greene County Visitor Center. Court Square
Inside View of the Old Greene County Probate Office, Now Greene County Visitor Center. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
10. Inside View of the Old Greene County Probate Office, Now Greene County Visitor Center.
Banks & Company Building Established 1889 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
11. Banks & Company Building Established 1889
Kirkwood Built in 1860 image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
12. Kirkwood Built in 1860
One Of The Many Old Grand Mansions That Still Exist In Eutaw, Alabama image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
13. One Of The Many Old Grand Mansions That Still Exist In Eutaw, Alabama
Eutaw First Presbyterian Church, Built In 1851 and Founded In 1824. image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 12, 2010
14. Eutaw First Presbyterian Church, Built In 1851 and Founded In 1824.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,530 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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