Geneva is a city in and the county seat of Geneva County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also the largest city of Geneva County, and has a population of 4,388 according to the 2000 census.
In late December 1862, the Union steamship USS Bloomer was in port on the Choctawhatchee River in Geneva. She was captured by a group ofUnion troops from the 91st New York Volunteers led by E.D. Bruner. TheBloomer was then taken to Pensacola, Florida.
Geneva is located at(31.038181, -85.876677).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39 km2), of which, 14.9 square miles (39 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (1.20%) is water.
Every year in April, Geneva holds a River Festival, which brings in hundreds of people from all over the country to the small town. The River Festival is held on the junction of the two rivers, at Robert Fowler Park, and has many competitive events, such as a five-mile (8 km) road race, greasy pole climb, canoe race, and tug-of-war.