Alabama October 25, 2016
Here Is Alabama’s Most Overlooked Town And You’ll Definitely Want To Visit
There are many charming towns located throughout Alabama. Unfortunately, some of these towns are overlooked and don’t receive the same amount of attention as others do, unless it’s from the locals. One charming town in particular that’s overlooked, or underrated, and is definitely worth a visit is Eufaula.
For information about Eufaula, including places that make it a great town to visit, continue reading.
Eufaula, the largest city in Barbour County, was incorporated in 1857 and overlooks Lake Eufaula from a bluff. It's also one of the most charming towns in Alabama.
Shorter Mansion, built in 1884 by Eli Sims Shorter II and his wife, is one of the best-known structures in Eufaula. Today, this Classical Revival-style home is used as a historic house museum. Shorter Mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and it's located at 340 N Eufaula Avenue.
Listed below are four more historic homes you’ll encounter while exploring the charming town of Eufaula.
1. Kendall Manor
Kendall Manor was built in 1872 by James T. Kendall. In 1990, it was sold outside of the family and became a bed and breakfast. Today, it's a private residence. Kendall Manor is located at 534 W Broad Street.
2. Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House
The Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House was built in 1867 for Dr. John Drewry. This historic house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House is located at 640 N Eufaula Avenue.
3. Fendall Hall
Fendall Hall was built by Edward Young around the year 1860. At the time, Mr. Young was one of Eufaula's leading citizens. Fendall Hall remained in the Young family for five generations, and today it's open to the public as a museum. Fendall Hall is located at 917 W Barbour Street.
4. The Tavern
The Tavern was built in 1836 and designed by Edward Williams. During the 1860s, it was used as a Confederate hospital. The Tavern was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and it's located at 105 Riverside Drive.
Here are three of the top places to visit in Eufaula:
1. Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge
The Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1964, covers more than 11,000 acres and receives more than 325,000 visitors each year. The main purpose of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge is to protect endangered and threatened species, including the bald eagle, peregrine falcon and American alligator. The Eufuala National Wildlife Refuge is located at 367 AL-165.
2. Lakepoint Resort State Park
Lakepoint Resort State Park is situated along the banks of Lake Eufaula and offers a variety of activities, including hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, camping, picnicking and bird watching. Lakepoint Resort State Park is located at 104 Lakepoint Drive.
3. Superior Pecans & Gifts
Superior Pecans & Gifts is a great place to visit if you're looking for that perfect gift for someone, or if you're looking for a special treat for yourself. This is the ultimate shop for anyone who loves pecans. If you visit, be sure to try their famous 'Pecan Handstacks.' Superior Pecans & Gifts is the only place in the world that makes them. Superior Pecans & Gifts is located at 117 E Broad Street.
All small towns have that one restaurant where locals flock to, and Eufaula is no exception. One of Eufaula's most popular restaurants among the locals is Barb's Country Kitchen & Cakery, which serves up delicious homestyle cuisine in a cozy environment. Barb's Country Kitchen & Cakery is located at 114 W Broad Street.
Lake Eufaula is 45,000 acres and the perfect place to spend a day fishing. This comes as no surprise considering Lake Eufaula is known as the "Bass Fishing Capital of the World." Lake Eufaula is also the perfect place to watch an unforgettable sunset.
Christmas is just around the corner. One of Eufaula's most popular events is their annual 'Christmas Tour of Homes,' where guests will get to visit some of Eufaula's most beautifully decorated homes. This will be the event's 11th year, and the date is December 3, 2016. For more information about the 'Christmas Tour of Homes,' see
As you can see, there’s absolutely no reason why Eufaula should be overlooked in any way. Everyone should experience this charming Alabama town at least once in their lives. For more charming towns in Alabama that are worth a visit, check out this