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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Eufaula, Alabama

Clickable Map of Barbour County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Barbour County, AL (71) Bullock County, AL (23) Dale County, AL (42) Henry County, AL (41) Pike County, AL (41) Russell County, AL (73) Clay County, GA (23) Quitman County, GA (6) Stewart County, GA (28)  BarbourCounty(71) Barbour County (71)  BullockCounty(23) Bullock County (23)  DaleCounty(42) Dale County (42)  HenryCounty(41) Henry County (41)  PikeCounty(41) Pike County (41)  RussellCounty(73) Russell County (73)  ClayCountyGeorgia(23) Clay County (23)  QuitmanCounty(6) Quitman County (6)  StewartCounty(28) Stewart County (28)
Clayton is the county seat for Barbour County
Eufaula is in Barbour County
      Barbour County (71)  
      Bullock County (23)  
      Dale County (42)  
      Henry County (41)  
      Pike County (41)  
      Russell County (73)  
      Clay County, Georgia (23)  
      Quitman County, Georgia (6)  
      Stewart County, Georgia (28)  
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1 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot
The Southwestern Railroad of Georgia was the first rail line to connect with Eufaula when the railroad bridge between Georgetown, Georgia and Eufaula was completed in late 1865. In 1867 the Vicksburg & Brunswick Railroad Company was formed to build . . . Map (db m48624) HM
2 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Charles Samuel McDowell, Jr.Acting Governor of Alabama — July 10-11, 1924 —
The McDowell-Pappas House served as the home of Charles S. McDowell Jr. during his years in local and state politics. McDowell was born Oct 17,1871 in Eufaula and was educated in local schools and the University of Alabama. He served as mayor of . . . Map (db m190134) HM
3 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Chauncey SparksGovernor of Alabama — January 19, 1943-January 20,1947 —
The Sparks-Irby House was the home of Governor Chauncey Sparks and his sister, Mrs.Louise Sparks Flewellen. Sparks was born in Barbour County on Oct 8,1884. He served in the Alabama House of Representatives from 1919-1923 and again in 1931-1939. . . . Map (db m190137) HM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Chief Eufaula (Yoholo Micco)In Life and Legend — Creek Heritage Trail —
"Chief Eufaula," the man often referred to in the historical record as "Yoholo Micco," was a Creek chieftain from the Upper Creek town of Eufaula. Born in the late 1700s, he fought alongside allied Creeks with United States forces against his Red . . . Map (db m101427) HM
5 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Confederate Hospital1861 - 1865
“Sanctuary for valiant and courageous men” Built for a river tavern 1836 Map (db m27986) HM
6 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Cotton and Creek Country — Creek Heritage Trail —
A primary factor in the eventual expulsion of the Creeks from their ancestral homeland was the fact that their territory was some of the best suited in the nation for the production of cotton. Containing enormous tracts of productive soils, a long . . . Map (db m101658) HM
7 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Cowikee Cotton Mills
Cowikee Cotton Mills, which operated on this site for over 100 years, was for decades Eufaula’s largest employer. The mill began in 1888 as the Eufaula Cotton Mill. In 1909 the Comer family purchased the business and renamed it Cowikee Cotton Mills. . . . Map (db m89606) HM
8 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Creek Indian Removal
At the dawn of the recorded history of this land, the Creek Indians owned it. Before the men who built the great houses and the men who made the laws settled this area, the United States of America ceded this land to the Creek Indians for “As . . . Map (db m89608) HM
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9 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — EufaulaIncorporated, December 19, 1857 — Bluff City on the Chattahoochee. —
Lower Creek village of the Eufaula Indians antedating 1733. Early white settlers began moving into the village called Yufala in 1823. Irwinton chartered 1832, and renamed Eufaula in 1843. Hub of a prosperous plantation region with thriving . . . Map (db m164055) HM
10 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula First United Methodist Church
The origins of this church date back to 1834 when Methodists, under the leadership of Jesse Burch and others, met to worship and formed a Sunday School. A frame Greek Revival edifice, at the corner of Livingston and Barbour Streets, was completed in . . . Map (db m75188) HM
11 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Eufaula-Montgomery Roadway
This stretch of road between Eufaula and the Bullock County line was reconstructed thro the initiative and assistance of Edward Trippe Comer, of Savannah, GA. Its perpetual upkeep is insured by a fund of $100,000.00 set up in trust by him in 1919. . . . Map (db m163247) HM
12 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Fendall Hall / Young and DentThe Young - Dent Home
Built between 1856 and 1860 by Edward Brown Young and his wife, Ann Fendall Beall, this was one of the first of the great Italianate style homes constructed in Eufaula. It later became the home of the builders’ daughter, Anna Beall Young, and her . . . Map (db m33759) HM
13 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Fire Bell from B. Young Fire Company
This bell sounded the fire alarm to call firefighters to duty circa 1880Map (db m224214) HM
14 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Baptist Church of Eufaula
Irwinton Baptist Church was constituted on June 24, 1837. The name of the town changed to Eufaula in 1843, and consequently the name of the church became Eufaula Baptist Church. The church assumed its third name in 1869 when it was changed to First . . . Map (db m162277) HM
15 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — First Presbyterian Church
In 1836 sixteen Eufaula Presbyterians met in a room above William McKenzie’s store to hold worship services. By 1838 the congregation had built their first sanctuary dedicated to worship on the southeast corner of Forsyth Ave. and Union Street. . . . Map (db m60560) HM
16 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — General Grierson’s March
This road marks the entrance into Eufaula of Federal Troops on April 29, 1865. Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9. General Benjamin H. Grierson was advancing with four thousand cavalry from Mobile and was then about at . . . Map (db m82872) HM
17 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Governors Park1966
Constructed During Administration of Governor George Corley Wallace Dedicated to the six Distinguished Barbour Countians who served Alabama as Governor John Gill Shorter 1861-63 William Dorsey Jelks 1901-07 Braxton . . . Map (db m190110)
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18 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Hart House
Built by John Hart about 1850, the Hart House is recognized as an outstanding example of pure Greek Revival architecture. Hart (c. 1805-1863) moved from New Hampshire and became a prominent merchant and farmer. When constructed, the house was on the . . . Map (db m48376) HM
19 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — In Honor of All World War II Veterans
[Title is text] Roll of honor Front & Rear Map (db m101418) WM
20 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Old Fairview Cemetery
Side 1 Fairview contains a diverse collection of statuary, grave emblems and monuments amid a picturesque park-like setting. Many monuments are attributed to the Tansey family who owned a monument company in Eufaula and operated their marble . . . Map (db m173638) HM
21 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Old Negro Cemetery / Fairview Cemetery
Interred on this gently sloping hillside are the remains of many of Eufaula’s early black citizens. Their names are known only to God because the wooden grave markers which located the burials have long since vanished. This burying ground was used . . . Map (db m27987) HM
22 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — T.V. McCoo High School / Dr Thomas Vivian (T.V.) McCoo
T.V. McCoo High School In 1957, Eufaula citizens supported a bond issue that included, among other education projects, construction funds to relocate and build a new Van Buren High School facility. Completed in the same year, the campus was . . . Map (db m197392) HM
23 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The City of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The Second Creek war resulted in the final expulsion of the Creeks from eastern Alabama and paved the way for large-scale American settlement. The town of Irwinton gradually expanded westward from the bluff overlooking the Chattahoochee in the years . . . Map (db m101361) HM
24 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Creek Town of Eufaula — Creek Heritage Trail —
The area surrounding Eufaula was once part of a regional Creek population center. Towns of note in the region included Sawokli (also known as Sabacola) and the town of Eufaula for which the modern city is named. Trails linked these closely-connected . . . Map (db m101355) HM
25 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Second Creek War in the Eufaula Area — Creek Heritage Trail —
In 1836 long-simmering tensions between Creeks and American settlers erupted into warfare. The Creeks, crowded onto the last portion of their ancestral homeland and witnessing the rampant theft of their lands, had also become subject to harsh laws . . . Map (db m101360) HM
26 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The St. Julian Hotel
On this site stood the St. Julian Hotel where Jefferson Davis and his daughter Winnie, spent the night and where he spoke to the people of Eufaula, March 9, 1886.Map (db m185917) HM
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27 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Town of Irwinton — Creek Heritage Trail —
A small group of American settlers from Georgia formed a community called Eufaula in this vicinity as early as 1823. The settlement began to grow in importance later in the decade through the influence of prominent local landholder and Creek War . . . Map (db m101357) HM
28 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Tree That Owns Itself
The Tree That Owns Itself Planned and Dedicated April 19, 1961 Replacing the Walker Oak Felled by Wind April 9, 1961 Original Deed Granted by City of Eufaula to the Post Oak Tree April 8, 1936 . . . Map (db m101286) HM
29 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — Vietnam Veteran Park
May God Continue To Give Our Nation "Stout-Hearted" Men Like The Vietnam Veteran to who this monument is dedicated General William C. Westmoreland Commander of U.S. Forces Vietnam Dedicated May 39, 1983 "Nobody In His Right Mind Welcomes . . . Map (db m174939) WM
30 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — White Oak United Methodist Church Reported missing
(Front): First known as White Oak Chapel this church was dedicated on October, 18, 1859 by Rev. Issac I. Tatum of the Alabama Conference Methodist Episcopal Church South. The Society was organized by Rev. John J. Cassady who served as pastor . . . Map (db m163401) HM
31 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — William Dorsey Jelks Governor of AlabamaJune 11, 1901–April 25, 1904 — March 5, 1905–January 14, 1907 —
This is the site of the Shorter–Treadwell–Jelks Home which was the family residence of Governor John Gill Shorter and later William Dorsey Jelks. The house was demolished in late 1963. Jelks was born in Warrior Stand, Alabama on Nov. 7, 1855. In . . . Map (db m186506) HM
32 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama1932-2005 / Fishing Lure Capital of the World
William Thomas "Tom" Mann 1932-2005 Family man, entrepreneur and bass angler legend, Tom Mann, achieved fame as a fishing lure designer/manufacturer and helped put Lake Eufaula on the map with his popular television shows. With an . . . Map (db m113682) HM
33 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — World War I Doughboy
To Those Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice 1917 — World War — 1918 John Asbury Boswell Robert W. Brannon-Hinton W. Holleman Porter R. Doughtie-Daniel T. Tully Lest We Forget.Map (db m101350) WM
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Dec. 4, 2023