Introduction to Eufaula, Alabama
Eufaula was originally inhabited by three Creek Indian tribes. In fact, the city was named Eufaulas after one of the tribes. It was first settled by the whites in 1823. For awhile it was known as the city of Irwinton after General William Irwin, who promoted the area's development. Later in 1843, it was renamed Eufaula because mail was continuously directed to Irwinton, Georgia, by mistake. The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge was created in 1964.
Eufaula and nearby Attractions
- Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
- Lakepoint Resort State Park
- Shorter Mansion
- Lake Eufaula
- Fendall Hall
- Hart House
Things To Do In Eufaula
Eufaula offers a wide variety of recreational facilities including the Cheneyhatchee Creek Recreation Area, Old Creek Town Recreation Area, Governors Park, and Cowikee Recreation Area. The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal destination for a family day out. You can enjoy a great shopping experience at the Eufaula Square Shopping Center.
Flights are available from Lawson AAF Airport.
Eufaula Higher Education
Higher education can be availed from Columbus State University, Tuskegee University, George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan, and several other colleges and universities.