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Welcome To Eutaw, Alabama: A City of Progress



Marker ID: ABT 
Location: Eutaw
County: Greene
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Waymark: None
 



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Side 1:
The town seat site change from Erie to Eutaw was the result of Greene County voters in 1838. The City of Eutaw, Alabama was incorporated as a town by an act of the state legislature on January 2, 1841. Greene County had been named for General Nathaniel Greene. 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, which is the county seat, 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 of 1838. In August 2000, Raymond Steele was elected as the first African American Mayor of Eutaw.


Side 2:
The town seat site change from Erie to Eutaw was the result of Greene County voters in 1838. The City of Eutaw, Alabama was incorporated as a town by an act of the state legislature on January 2, 1841. Greene County had been named for General Nathaniel Greene. 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, which is the county seat, 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 of 1838. In August 2000, Raymond Steele was elected as the first African American Mayor of Eutaw.







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