Introduction to Demopolis, Alabama
Demopolis was first settled by a group of Bonapartists, who sought refuge in the country after the fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. The city derived its name from a Greek word meaning "City of the People." They arrived in the city on July 14, 1817. Some of the early settlers were Count Lefebvre Desnouettes, Lieutenant-General Baron Henri-Dominique Lallemand, Simon Chaudron, Colonel Jean-Jerome Cluis, and Count Bertrand Clausel.
Demopolis and nearby Attractions
- Laird Cottage
- Bluff Hall
- Lyon House Museum
- Chickasaw State Park
- Gaineswood Antebellum House Museum
Things To Do In Demopolis
Demopolis is home to the Demopolis Botanical Gardens. You can also visit Foscue Park, Demopolis Public Square, and Demopolis Access Area. The Magnolia Grove Historic House Museum, Hale County Civil Rights Museum, and Safe House Black History Museum are also worth visiting. In addition, the city organizes several special events and festivals throughout the year including Heritage Appreciation Day and Harvest Fest.
Flights can be availed from Tuscaloosa Regional Airport.
Demopolis Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered at several colleges and universities including Shelton State Community College, Mississippi State University, Meridian Community College, and many more.