Eutaw is a city in Greene County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 2,934. The city is thecounty seat of Greene County and was named in honor of the Battle of Eutaw Springs, the last engagement of the American Revolutionary Warin the Carolinas.
Schools in Eutaw include Carver Middle School, Eutaw Primary School, Paramount Jr. High School, and Greene County High
Eutaw has twenty-seven antebellum structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Twenty-three of these are included in the Antebellum Homes in Eutaw multiple property submission. The Coleman-Banks House, Old Greene County Courthouse, First Presbyterian Church, andKirkwood are listed individually. Additionally, the Greene County Courthouse Square District is a historic district in the heart of downtown. A nearby property, Everhope Plantation, is also listed in the register.
The main strategist and architect of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement,James Bevel, was buried in Eutaw on December 29, 2008.
Eutaw is home to the Roman Catholic Convent of Our Lady of Consolata, the Consolata Sisters, a small monastery for nuns in West Alabama; they are known throughout Greene County for their humanitarian efforts.
The city hosts annual parades for Christmas, the Homecoming parade for surrounding schools in the area, and a parade for Martin L. King Jr. Day. Preceding the Christmas parade is the annual Christmas tree lighting by the city's mayor and a special Christmas program on that night, on the lawn of the Historic Courthouse Square. The National Day of Prayer is held on the historic courthouse square and so is veteran's day. Eutaw is known for its architecture and so the Historic Parade and viewing of homes is popular in this town and the event attracts many tourists.
Eutaw is the home town of the protagonist in the Old Crow Medicine Show song "Big Time in the Jungle," released in 2004. The band also released an album in 2001 entitled "Eutaw." In addition, the town's name is referenced in the song "Don't Ride That Horse," among the other cities of Winnipeg, Joliet, Saskatoon, and Wawa.