Demopolis Town Square Still Beautiful at 196 Years Old

Sunset Gypsies


It was about four p.m. on our afternoon of sightseeing, battling sun, humidity, and soaring temperatures, when we came upon this quiet, shady Town Square. We needed a place to rest out of the sun and we couldn’t have happened upon a more perfect spot. Demopolis Square covers an entire city block of nothing but serenity and beauty.

Flowering trees and shrubs led down a long avenue lined with the deep pink of crepe myrtle, ending in a fountain statue and a Koi pond.

One of the oldest parks in the state of Alabama, it is part of the National Register of Historic Places. It’s four boundaries — Main, Walnut, Capitol, and Washington streets. — lead the wanderer to historic sites such as the City Hall, built 1869-70, and Rooster Hall, the former Presbyterian Church built in 1843. Events such as the “Christmas on the River” week-long celebration are hosted here…

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