Greene County Alabama
Greene County Alabama population is 9,045. making it the least populous county in Alabama. Its county seat is Eutaw, Alabama.
Greene County was created by an act of the Alabama on December 13, 1819, from lands ceded to the federal government by the Choctaw Indian Cession of 1816. The county was named for Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene, and the county seat, Eutaw, was named for the Battle of Eutaw Springs, in which Greene led his troops in the recapture of Charleston, South Carolina, from the British.
Comprising approximately 631 square miles, Greene County lies in the west-central area of the state. It is bounded to the north by Pickens County and Tuscaloosa County, to the east by Hale County, to the south by Marengo County, and to the west by Sumter County.
The Tombigbee River flows along the western border of the county, and its tributary, the Sipsey River Swamp flows along the northern border. Other tributaries of the Tombigbee, including Taylor, Brush, and Trussells creeks, also intersect the county. The Black Warrior River runs along the eastern border until it meets the Tombigbee at Demopolis, just below the southern tip of Greene County, in Marengo County.
Greene County Alabama Cities:
The town of Eutaw was settled around the same time that Greene County itself was created on December 13, 1819, and was originally known as Mesopotamia.
Greene County Alabama Towns:
Boligee is a town in Greene County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 328, down from 369 in 2000. Although Boligee appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census, according to the 1930 U.S. Census it did not incorporate until 1926, though another source cited 1927.
Forkland, which was incorporated in 1974, is a tiny rural town in Greene County, Alabama. Even though it’s small in size, this town offers a lot of charm. Forkland is located in southern Greene County and is home to 629 people, 245 households, and 161 families as of 2000. Forkland is best known for the anual biker event called the Bama Bike Fest.
Union is a town in rural Greene County. At the 2010 census the population was 237, up from 227 in 2000. According to the 1980 U.S. Census, it was incorporated in the 1970s.
Greene County Alabama Communities:
Crawford Fork Alabama
Crawford Fork is a small unincorporated community in Greene County. It lies at an elevation of 131 feet.
Jena is an unincorporated community in Greene County.
Knoxville is an unincorporated community in Greene County. Knoxville is located at the junction of Interstates 20 and 59 with U.S. Routes 11 and 43, 11.9 miles (19.2 km) north-northeast of Eutaw. Knoxville had a post office until it closed on August 29, 2009; it still has its own ZIP code, 35469.
Mantua is an unincorporated community in Greene County.
Mount Hebron Alabama
Pleasant Ridge Alabama
Pleasant Ridge, also known as Ridge, is an unincorporated community in Greene County. Pleasant Ridge is located on Alabama State Route 14, 17.2 miles (27.7 km) northwest of Eutaw.
A post office operated under the name Pleasant Ridge from 1825 to 1918. On April 6, 1865, there was a skirmish between Union forces under the command of Brigadier General John T. Croxton and Confederate forces under the command of Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams near Pleasant Ridge. Croxton was leaving Tuscaloosa, having burned the University of Alabama on April 4. The 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment and the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment engaged with Adams’ forces. Union casualties were three killed in action, eight wounded, sixty-eight captured. Adams’s Confederate force suffered nine killed, twenty-five wounded, and one captured.
West Greene Alabama
West Greene, also known as Boston, Hopewell, Old West Greene, and Westgreene, is an unincorporated community in Greene County. It lies at an elevation of 164 feet (50 m). The post office in West Greene first opened in 1879.
Greene County Alabama Ghost Towns
Latitude N32 41.192′ Longitude W87 55.884′
Greene County Historic Destinations
SCLC Magnolia House –
702 Greensboro St.,/ AL Hwy 14 E, Eutaw, AL 35462 (GPS Coordinates: N32.8406848, W-87.8875145)
Telephone: (205) 372-3446, (205) 372-9073, or (205) 826-6684
An extension of the Alabama Civil Rights Freedom Farm Museum, contains three civil rights houses.
Greene County Alabama Historic Places:
Anthony, David Rinehart, House
(added 1982 – – #82002015)
307 Wilson Ave. , Eutaw
(added 1982 – – #82002014) Also known as Myrtle Hall SE of Boligee , Boligee
Braune, Gustave, House
(added 1982 – – #82002016) 236 Prairie St. , Eutaw
Carpenter, Capt. Nathan, House
(added 1999 – – #99000793) Also known as Twin Oaks Plantation 2.5 mi. SE of Clinton , Eutlaw
Cockrell, Samuel W., House
(added 1982 – – #82001618) 210 Wilson St. , Eutaw
First Presbyterian Church
(added 1974 – – #74000411) Main St. and Wilson Ave. , Eutaw
Greene County Courthouse
(added 1971 – – #71000098) Courthouse Sq. , Eutaw
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