Sunday, July 17, 2011

Eufaula Alabama

For years while traveling in and around Alabama I have had the pleasure of driving through Eufaula, Alabama.
Settled high upon a bluff overlooking the beautiful 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, is located in southeastern Alabama along the Alabama-Georgia border, approximately 90 miles southeast of Montgomery, the state capital. The City of Eufaula was incorporated under its present name in 1843, but was first settled in 1816.
Since at least 1733, the site along the Chattahoochee River that is now Eufaula was occupied by three Creek Indian tribes of the Muscogee Nation. One of these was "the Eufaulas" (pronounced you-fall-uhs). It is speculated that the name means "high bluff" in the Creek language, referring to the embankments overlooking the river. In 1823, men from Georgia, looking for fertile crop land, established a permanent white settlement on these high bluffs and adopted the Creek village's name.

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