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The Classic Mansion region of the Chattahoochee Trace is noted for its unusual array of outstanding architectural styles. Here may be found structures exhibiting characteristics of Greek Revival, Italianate, Victorian and Neo-classical Revival forms of architecture. Not far from the moss-draped oaks and fragrant magnolias which surround many of these antebellum and post-antebellum buildings is a body of water which annually attracts millions of boating enthusiasts. Lake Eufaula/George is a natural complement to these white-columned residences which have survived the ravages of time. The best of the past and present may be seen in this regionís architectural heritage and scenic beauty.

Historic Chattahoochee Commission

Classic Mansion Tour

Day 1

1.  Shorter Mansion*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Furnished Neo-classical Revival home built in 1906. It now houses the Eufaula Historical Museum and Eufaula Heritage Association. It is the showplace of the Seth Lore and Irwinton Historic District. Open daily; admission charged. 340 North Eufaula Avenue, Eufaula, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
340 North Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
Website: http://www.eufaulapilgrimage.com/
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2.  Fendall Hall*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

This antebellum, Italianate home was constructed about 1860. Unusual features include hand-stenciled and hand-painted hall and parlors. Admission charged. Open Monday-Saturday. 917 West Barbour Street, Eufaula, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
917 West Barbour Street
Eufaula, AL
Website: http://www.ahc.state.al.us/


3.  Hart House*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

This ca. 1850 Greek Revival cottage serves as the headquarters for the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and visitor information center for the Chattahoochee Trace. Open Monday- Friday. 211 North Eufaula Avenue, Eufaula, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
211 North Eufaula Avenue
Eufaula, AL 36027
Website: http://www.hcc-al-ga.org/


4.  Old Creek Town Park

This spacious public park includes boat landing, beaches, picnic area, playground, 40-foot fishing pier (handicap accessible), scenic lake drive and a baseball-softball complex. Admission charged. Lake Drive, Eufaula, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
Lake Drive
Eufaula, AL 36027
Website: http://www.eufaulaalabama.com/


5.  Old Central of Georgia Freight Depot

Constructed in 1888-1889, this former Central of Georgia freight depot has been renovated to house the Eufaula/Barbour County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council offices, an area welcome center and the Barbour County Heritage Museum. Open Monday-Friday. 333 East Broad Street, Eufaula, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
333 East Broad Street
Eufaula, AL 36027


6.  Tom Mann's Fish World

THIS FACILITY HAS CLOSED.

Location/Contact:
US HWY 431
Eufaula, AL 36027
Website: http://www.tommannandtinabookeroutdoors.com/
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7.  Lake Eufaula/Walter F. George

With over 640 miles of shoreline, 45,180 acres and 23 public use areas, this lake is noted for its great bass fishing and recreational opportunities.

Location/Contact:
Eufaula, AL
Website: http://www.sam.usace.army.mil/op/rec/wfg/
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8.  Lakepoint Resort State Park

Available facilities include 244 improved and primitive campsites, campstore, comfort stations, family cottages, gift shop, golf course, picnic area, swimming, resort inn, restaurant, convention complex, information center, marina, fishing, hiking and tennis. 7 miles north of Eufaula on US 431.

Location/Contact:
US HWY 431
Eufaula, AL
Website: http://www.dcnr.state.al.us/


9.  Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge

Feeding and resting habitat for migrating waterfowl. Sightseeing and nature observation encouraged. Open daily. 8 miles north of Eufaula off AL 165.

Location/Contact:
AL HWY 165
Eufaula, AL 36027


10.  Octagon House*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Only surviving antebellum octagonal house in the State of Alabama (1859-1861). Open by appointment only. 103 North Midway Street, Clayton, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
103 North Midway Street
Clayton, AL 36016
Website: http://towncounty.lib.al.us/Clayton/
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11.  Whiskey Bottle Tombstone

These unusual head and footstones mark the final resting place of W.T. Mullen, who was born in 1834 and died in 1863. Clayton Cemetery, North Midway Street, Clayton, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
North Midway Street
Clayton, AL 36016
Website: http://towncounty.lib.al.us/Clayton/
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12.  Old Clayton Depot

Constructed in 1889, this former freight depot has been renovated for use as the Clayton City Hall and Historical Center. Open Monday-Friday. 45 Reed Avenue, Clayton, Alabama.

Location/Contact:
45 Reed Avenue
Clayton, AL 36016


13.  Barbour County Management Area

Offers outstanding deer, turkey and quail hunting opportunities. Located near Clayton, Alabama off Barbour County 49.

Location/Contact:
Barbour County HWY 49
Clayton, AL 36016


14.  Old Barbour County High School

Constructed between 1908-1909, its most famous graduate was former Alabama Governor George Wallace. The building now houses a library, George C. Wallace Museum and Veterans Portrait Gallery. Open afternoons Monday-Friday. Clio, Alabama, off AL 10.

Location/Contact:
AL HWY 10
Clio, AL
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Day 2

15.  Old Quitman County Jail*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Constructed in 1891, this calaboose is typical of rural jails built during this period in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia counties. Historical marker. US 82 behind courthouse, Georgetown, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
US HWY 82
Georgetown, GA
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16.  Andrew College*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Its charter, granted by the Georgia Legislature in 1854, is the second oldest in the U.S. giving a college the authority to confer degrees upon women. Historical marker. US 82, Cuthbert, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
US HWY 82
Cuthbert, GA
Website: http://www.southwestgeorgiachamber.com/
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17.  Fletcher Henderson House*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

This house, built in 1888, was the home of the late Fletcher Hamilton Henderson who was the leading black educator in Cuthbert for 64 years, and it was also the home of famous jazz musician Fletcher H. Henderson, Jr. Private residence. Historical marker. Andrew Street, Cuthbert, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
Andrew Street
Cuthbert, GA


18.  Westville

A working village of relocated, authentically restored original buildings and environment depicting the handicrafts and culture of 1850 Georgia. Open Tuesday-Sunday; admission charged. 1 mile south of Lumpkin, Georgia, US 27, GA 27.

Location/Contact:
P.O. Box 1850
Lumpkin, GA 31815
Phone: 912-838-6310
Website: http://www.westville.org/
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19.  Bedingfield Inn*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

1836 residence and former stagecoach stop. It is now a furnished 1840 house museum. Open Tuesday-Sunday; admission charged. US 27, GA 27, Courthouse Square, Lumpkin, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
Courthouse Square
Lumpkin, GA
Website: http://www.westville.org/
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20.  Hatchett Drug Store*
*Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Outstanding collection of drug store artifacts housed in old drug store building (circa 1900). Open Tuesday-Saturday; admission charged. US 27, GA 27, Lumpkin, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
US HWY 27/GA HWY 27
Lumpkin, GA
Website: http://www.westville.org/
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21.  Old Stagecoach Trail

A drive along Lumpkinís well marked Stagecoach Trail provides an exterior view of over 20 homes built in the Lumpkin area before 1850. Lumpkin, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
Lumpkin, GA


22.  Providence Canyon State Conservation Park

Known as Little Grand Canyon of the Southeast. Park facilities include a day-use park/picnic area and a visitors center. 7 miles west of Lumpkin via GA 39 connector.

Location/Contact:
GA HWY 39
Lumpkin, GA
Website: http://www.georgiastateparks.com/
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23.  Florence Marina State Park

Features a boat ramp, protected boat slips, fishing pier and air conditioned cabins. The Kirbo Interpretive Center showcases the native wildlife of Lake Eufaula/George and colorfully depicts the history of Florence, the town that was once located where the park is now situated. GA 39, Omaha, Georgia.

Location/Contact:
GA HWY 39
Omaha, GA
Website: http://www.georgiastateparks.com/
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24.  Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

This 77-acre site includes the Old Plains High School*, Carterís boyhood home and present home, as well as the Railroad Depot* in which Carterís presidential campaigns were based. US 280, GA 27, Plains, Georgia. (*National Historic Register)

Location/Contact:
US HWY 280/GA HWY 27
Plains, GA
Website: http://www.nps.gov/jica/


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