Demopolis Town Square Still Beautiful at 196 Years Old

Sunset Gypsies

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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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