Eutaw, Alabama

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Eutaw (pronounced /ˈjuːtɔː/ YEW-taw) is a city in Greene County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,878. The city is the county seat of Greene County and was named in honor of the Battle of Eutaw Springs, the last engagement of the American Revolutionary War in the Carolinas. It is a part of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Eutaw has twenty-seven antebellum structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty-three of these are included in the Antebellum Homes in Eutaw multiple property submission. The Coleman-Banks House, Old Greene County Courthouse, First Presbyterian Church, and Kirkwood are listed individually. Additionally, the Greene County Courthouse Square District is a historic district in the heart of downtown. A nearby property, Everhope Plantation, is also listed in the register.[1]

The main strategist and architect of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, James Bevel, was buried in Eutaw on December 29, 2008.

Eutaw is home to the Roman Catholic Convent of Our Lady of Consolata, a monastery for nuns in West Alabama. The Consolata Sisters assist the poorest communities of Greene County, provide financial and spiritual support to many, and have a chapel in the city. St. Mary's Catholic Church is the only Catholic church in Greene County.

Geography

Eutaw is located at 32°50′26″N 87°53′21″W / 32.840680°N 87.889037°W / 32.840680; -87.889037.[2]

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