Historic Markers Across Alabama

A County Older Than the State - Greene County

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: at the Greene County Courthouse on Tuscaloosa Street (U.S. 11) east of Springfield Avenue, Eutaw, AL
County: Greene
Coordinates: N 32° 50.446    W 087° 53.239
  32.84076666    -87.88731666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3MGN


Named for Revolutionary War hero, General Nathaniel Greene, who drove British from Southeast. Area explored by DeSoto, 1540. Claimed as French Louisiana, 1699. Ceded to England, 1763. Ceded by Choctaw Nation, 1816. Made a territorial county, 1819. Eutaw, county seat, is named for Greene's victory at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina.

Erected 1956 by Alabama Historical Association.

End of A County Older Than the State - Greene County