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

Welcome to Eutaw, Alabama: The Gateway To The Black Belt (HMPEN)

Location: Eutaw, AL 35462 Greene County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 50.463', W 87° 53.264'

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County Seat of Greene County

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 and act of the State Legislature on January 2, 1841. Greene County had been named for General Nathaniel Green. 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.
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HM NumberHMPEN
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Tourism Department and the City of Eutaw
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 416921 N 3634015
Decimal Degrees32.84105000, -87.88773333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 50.463', W 87° 53.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 50' 27.78" N, 87° 53' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 118-120 Tuscaloosa St, Eutaw AL 35462, US
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