Barbour County Alabama

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Barbour County Alabama

was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian homelands and a portion of Pike County. Between the years of 1763 and 1783 the area which is now Barbour County was part of the colony of British West Florida. After 1783 the region fell under the jurisdiction of the newly created United States of America.

Barbour County Alabama Indian Tribes

The Creek Indians were removed to territory west of the Mississippi River. The fertile land was developed by southern migrants as large cotton plantations dependent on slave labor. Due to the number of slaves, the population was soon majority black, a proportion that continued for decades.

Barbour County Alabama Points Of Interest

The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge in Barbour County is one of the largest preserved natural areas in the state. With more than 700 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Seth Lore and Irwinton Historic District in Eufaula is currently the largest in East Alabama and the second-largest in the state. One of the county’s most unique tourist attractions is Governor’s Park, which overlooks Lake Eufaula.

Other points of interest in Barbour County include Fairview Cemetery, which includes an old Jewish section, the graves of European settlers and Confederate soldiers, and burial grounds for enslaved people.

Barbour County Alabama Bodies of Water

Blue Springs State Park

Choctawhatchee River

Walter F. George Lake (Lake Eufaula)

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