Founded in March of 1817 by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France by King Louis XVIII, the city of Demopolis, Alabama offers the perfect combination of historic ambiance and modern industry. This means you can choose to live in a historic home, drive down a tree-lined street to work each day-past Mrs. Henderson who makes the best peach pie this side of Georgia-and end up working in a modern plant at Foster Farms with some of your best friends.
Located in Marengo County in the west central part of Alabama, the area surrounding Demopolis is commonly known as the Black Belt Region and Upper Coastal Plain Area. Get ready for some truly breathtaking hiking and sightseeing trails filled with seasonal wild flowers-truly worth each and every step.
Strategically positioned within the geographic triangle formed by Tuscaloosa to the north, Mobile to the south and Montgomery to the east, Demopolis is the gateway to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway System. And you know what fun comes with a refreshing waterway system-swimming, kayaking, or simply floating the day away on relaxing raft-just to name a few. Offering many recreational opportunities, local residents particularly enjoy boating and fishing on 10,000-acre Demopolis Lake, which was created by the construction of the Demopolis Lock and Dam.