Introduction to Brewton, Alabama
The present day city of Brewton was founded on February 13, 1885, as Newport. The railroad came to the city in 1861, and E.T. Brewton was appointed the Station Agent. The city's name was changed to Brewton Station and eventually shortened to Brewton. Soon after it was founded, lumber became the area's major industry.
Brewton and nearby Attractions
- Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room
- Turtle Point Environmental Science Center
- Conecuh National Forest
- Old Courthouse Museum
- Blackwater River State Park
- Claude D. Kelley State Park
Things To Do In Brewton
Thomas E. McMillan Museum & Alabama Room is home to military and historical artifacts. Conecuh National Forest offers outdoor activities such as picnicking, camping, and hiking. Turtle Point Environmental Science Center includes Interpretive Wildlife Center, Wetland Trail/Boardwalk, gardens, butterfly/honeybee exhibits, amphibian exhibit, and many more.
Pensacola Regional Airport is near the city.
Brewton Higher Education
Jefferson Davis Community College is located in Brewton. The University of West Florida and Pensacola Junior College are other nearby institutes of higher education.