Built in 1836, this saloon turned residence is the oldest structure in town. Eufaula, then known as Irwinton, was an unruly and uncivilized stop on the Chattahoochee River. Since then the Tavern has served hot meals, whiskey, friendly women for a certain price, church services, and medical treatment to Confederate soldiers.
LORE Historic District
A New Jersey land speculator named Seth Lore moved to an underdeveloped settlement on a major waterway to make money. Before he left in disgrace, he humbly named his development after himself. The four streets in this historic district: Livingston, Orange, Randolph, and Eufaula, spell out his name. Lore may have only lived in the town for eight years but his fascinating story and complex legacy are still discussed today.
The Lewis Agency
The ornate office building with round Corinthian columns and faces hidden at the top two corners of the building catches pedestrians attention daily but its history is even more interesting. Built in the 1850's, it first served as a bank. When it was restored in the 1960's, bank notes were found in the walls. Governor Chauncey Sparks and his brother later used the building as their offices. It is currently being renovated and many are hoping more buried treasure will be discovered.
This magnificent tree lined street is the former site of a fort used during the Creek Indian War and the earliest log cabin built by white settlers in 1816. The avenue also includes an array of Antebellum and Victoria homes that grace both sides of the street. Builders include an U.S. Senator, the first mayor of Eufaula, and a Lieutenant Governor of Alabama.
First used in the 1820's as a burial site for early white settlers, this hauntingly beautiful cemetery extends to the bluff and has a picturesque view of Lake Eufaula. Until the 1930's, there was a small thriving Jewish community of over a hundred citizens in Eufaula. Many of their relatives are buried in an allotted section. The Jewish Cemetery contains some of the earliest graves and many of the tombstones show that ones buried there were born in Prussia and Bavaria. The western part of the cemetery is where slaves were laid to rest. Unfortunately wooden markers told their stories and they have long since disappeared.