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Eutaw Tour of Antebellum Homes
October 8, 2016 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm$12 – $20.00
This event features a tour of a selection of Eutaw’s fabled antebellum homes and churches. Local lodging available at Everhope Plantation Bed & Breakfast. The tour is the Society’s major fundraiser, with proceeds going toward its efforts to preserve historic Greene County properties.
Tour times are Saturday, October 8, from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 9, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $10.00 for children under 12, or $15.00 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased during the tour at the Green County Historical Society’s headquarters, the Vaughn-Morrow house, 310 Main Street, next to the Presbyterian Church in Eutaw. For advance ticket Information call (205) 292-0015 or (205) 799-7380.
Five of the homes featured on this year’s tour are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are Kirkwood (1860), the Elliot-Banks house (1848), the Stephen F. Hale house (1842), Thornhill (1833), and the Schoppert-Cotton house (1856). The fifth house on the tour is Fortson’s Mills (1914). Additionally, the First Presbyterian Church (1851) will be open for tour
This is the first time in many years the Hale and Elliot-Banks houses have been open for tours and Fortson’s Mills has only been open once before. The Schoppert-Cotton house was saved from demolition by the Historical Society several years ago. Since then, extensive work has been undertaken to stabilize and improve the structure. The Society’s goal is to prepare it for sale to someone who will complete the restoration of this once beautiful home.
In addition to the Tour of Homes, a multi-estate Sale will be hosted in Eutaw at 236 Wilson Avenue. The sale will include antique and contemporary items and many smalls. Eutaw Antiques, located at 105 Boligee Street, will also be open.
Baked goods, box lunches, custom made soaps and collectibles will be for sale at the Vaugh-Morrow house. Two restaurants, the Chuck Wagon, and Truman’s BBQ, are located on Eutaw’s historic courthouse square and Church’s Chicken is a short distance away on Greensboro Street.