Geneva County Alabama
Geneva County Alabama History
Geneva County was created by an act of the Alabama State Legislature on December 26, 1868, and was once part of present-day Dale County. Geneva County is located in southeastern Alabama and is drained by the Choctawhatchee River.
Geneva County Alabama Cities
Geneva is a city in and the county seat of Geneva County. It was incorporated in 1875. Since 1940, it has been the largest city of Geneva County, and had a population of 4,452 as of the 2010 census.
Geneva is a city rich in southern tradition and community pride. It is small enough to offer that small town charm and southern hospitality but big enough to offer the everyday conveniences of a larger town.
Hartford is located in east-central Geneva County in the extreme southeast corner of the state, about ten miles from the Alabama/Florida line. Hartford was first known as Clemmons City after a local landholder who bought 80 acres and sold it off in lots. The town incorporated in 1896. In 1897, the town received both a new post office and a new name, Hartford.
Slocomb is located in Geneva County in the extreme southeastern part of the state, approximately 10 miles north of the Alabama/Florida line. The city of Slocomb received its name from the first settlers in the area, brothers Frank and Will Slocomb. Frank Slocomb established the Slocomb lumber company there in the late 1800s, and it is still in operation today.
Samson is located in western Geneva County in the extreme southeastern corner of the state. Prior to its incarnation as Samson, the town was known as McKinkleyville and Morristown. Three landowners in the area combined their property to create a 160-acre plot that they then divided into residential and town lots that they then sold. Samson incorporated in 1906.
Geneva County Alabama Parks & Recreation
Located at the junction of the Choctawahatchee and Pea Rivers in Geneva, Alabama, is the Robert Fowler Memorial Park — home of the oldest Live Oak in Alabama and location of the annual Geneva Festival on the Rivers. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park and maybe used free of charge. Facilities may be rented for special events.
Geneva State Forest is Alabama’s largest state forest. It is managed by the Alabama Forestry Commission and encompasses 7,120 acres of predominately longleaf pine. Fishing is available in the 100-acre lake. Primitive roads throughout the forest provide a scenic view for trail rides.
Geneva County Lake is two lakes with a total of 65 acres located 15 miles northwest of the City of Geneva or 20 miles southwest of Enterprise in Coffee Springs, Alabama.
Camp Victory is a non-denominational, non-profit organization and a part of Children’s Bible Ministries (CBM).
Camp Wiregrass offers wholesome outdoor activities and Christian fellowship for young people every summer.
Since 1869, the Geneva County Sheriff’s Office has been providing law enforcement services to the citizens of Geneva County.
Serving a county of over 575 square miles and a population of nearly 27,000, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for primary law enforcement services of the unincorporated area and the city of Geneva.