The Fight to Keep Eutaw on the Map

Greene county is home to under 8,000 citizens.  Fewer than 3,000 reside in Eutaw, the county seat.  According to the most recent census, this reflects a 7.9% decrease.  The percentage of citizens "with a disability, under age 65 years" is 21%.   These are tough numbers as we try to keep bread on the table in a "dying" community.

 

The "Blackbelt" comprised of the prairies and dark fertile soil of central Alabama and northeast Mississippi was once a thriving region, growing many crops over generations. Today the Blackbelt is one of the poorest regions of our country.  This is but a small part of a larger issue.  The Grayline Group reports, "World populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban centers, making for larger cities with greater population density than ever before. This is a global phenomenon across the spectrum of developed and developing economies. We are increasingly becoming an urban world."

 

Each dollar you spend in Eutaw has a tremendous economic impact that helps sustain a community.  Below are examples of people whose lives are positively impacted by your decision to visit Eutaw. 

"Smokin' Joe"

Chef

Smokin' Joe's family has been in this part of Alabama for generations, and he is dedicated to preserving his family recipes.  His speciality is barbecue, but his Southern cooking rivals the best of the best.  His BBQ sauce is on its way to a major grocery chain, and Everhope is honored to play a small part in his success.

Inquire if he is available to cater your private event.

 

Calvin H.

Grounds Keeper

Calvin has cared for Everhope through multiple owners.

Calvin keeps our grounds hedged and edged and is always working on a new beautification project, whether it is painting, staining, or preparing for an event.

Jamie (far right)

Carpenter

 

Jamie was Everhope's Carpenter from 2012 until his death in 2018. 

Jamie's final contribution was 10 months of preservation efforts for the Pecan Shelling House.  It now stands as a tribute to his artistry and friendship.

Jamie is dearly missed.

 

Calvin D.

Brick Mason

 

"Old Lady" homes take a little extra elbow grease!  Calvin has repointed every chimney and laid countless bricks at Everhope, including the parking pad, front stairs, Pecan Shelling House, Lion pedestals, and multiple walkways.  

Calvin is a true subject matter expert.

ResourceFiber

 

We were involved in bringing this company to Greene County, where it has a bright future and will hopefully lead to employment opportunities for locals and help keep Eutaw on the map.

Delphine McKenzie

Licensed Massage Therapist

 

Delphine is a long-time Eutaw resident specializing in stress relief, muscle balancing, deep tissue, sports injuries, joint therapy and foot reflexology.  

Delphine will come to Everhope to provide you a massage in the comfort of your bedroom.

To reserve, call Delphine at:
205 799 4111

Braxton Dixon

Consultant

 

Brax was a renowned architect and builder, best known for building Johnny Cash's home.  He also built homes for the likes of Roy Orbison and countless other country music stars.  He built using 100% old materials.  

Brax passed away in 2017, but we were incredibly fortunate to have Brax's input throughout our restoration efforts.

 

Tracy Whitfield

Owner, Mandy's Cakes

 

Tracy bakes amazing cakes and other treats for the greater Tuscaloosa community.  She is often accompanied by her son, an avid Alabama fan and treasured friend of Everhope.

If you would like a wedding, birthday, or just because cake, Tracy should be your first call.

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