Eufaula, Alabama, settled high upon a bluff overlooking the beautiful 45,000-acre Lake Eufaula, is located in southeastern Alabama along the Alabama-Georgia border, approximately 90 miles southeast of Montgomery, the state capital. The City of Eufaula was incorporated under its present name in 1843, but was first settled in 1816.
Population according to the 2010 Census was 14,478, making Eufaula the largest municipality in Barbour County.
The economic base of Eufaula balances a healthy mix of tourism, light manufacturing, industry, service and agriculture. The major agriculture products of the region include peanuts, cotton, cattle and timber. Industries in the Eufaula area range from an international manufacturer of steel buildings (www.americanbuildings.com) to an auto parts supplier for Hyundai Motor Manufacturing (http://www.manta.com/c/mmnbp4c/hyundai-polytech-america-company-inc. Among the major employers is Medical Center Barbour (www.medctrbarbour.org), a 74-bed hospital owned by the City of Eufaula and leased to and operated by Southeast Alabama Medical Center.
The City of Eufaula has made a deliberate effort to increase the quality of life for its citizens, and indeed sees this as a component of the economic development program in place with the Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Eufaula. More than 160 acres remain available for expanding or new industries to locate within the Lakepoint Industrial Park. Other sites and buildings are also available.
Over the past 10 years, the City of Eufaula has experienced a steady growth due in large part to expansion of existing industries and the recruitment of new industries. Retail and service industries have also shown steady growth patterns. The City’s historic central business district is currently enjoying a strong occupancy rate, with a variety of stores, specialty shops, restaurants and professional offices.
Quality educational services abound in Eufaula. The Eufaula City School System (www.ecs.k12.al.us), which meets or exceeds national and state testing averages, is comprised of Eufaula Primary School, Eufaula Elementary School, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer Middle School, and Eufaula High School. The Lakeside School (www.lakesidechiefs.com), an independent private school, offers classes for pre-kindergarten through 12. Parkview Christian School (www.pcseagles.com) also serves the needs of students pre-K through grade six. The Eufaula Association of Christian Home Schoolers offers guidance to a large number of students that choose alternative education in the home setting.
Wallace College/Sparks Campus (www.wallace.edu) and The Bevill Center for Advanced Electronics Technology provide excellent, quality sources for post-secondary education.
We hope you enjoy your virtual tour of Eufaula. Plan soon to make a trip to experience the hospitality that can only be found in the Bluff City of the Chattahoochee. From recreation on beautiful Lake Eufaula, to the annual Pilgrimage Tour of Homes (www.eufaulapilgrimage.com), Eufaula has it all!