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U.S. Steel Executive VP/Chief Operating Officer John Goodish
and Governor Bob Riley signing the document that's reaffirming the Mayor's motto the:
"We're bringing home the Pride"...
The town of Epes was incorporated in 1899. Land for the right
of way for Southern Railroad was donated by Dr. John W. Epes, with the stipulation that the town be named for him. The second
stockyard to open in the state of Alabama did so here in 1936. Epes is 48 miles SW of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and 202 miles SE
of Memphis, Tennessee. It is in Sumter County.
The citizens of Epes are some of the best, which makes Epes
appealing to all that visits. Of the housing in Epes, Alabama approximately 82% is occupied by their owners. A good bit
of the housing in the town is used seasonally or for leisure or vacation purposes. In many cases because of the beauty, and
warmth that surrounds this small town. Add to that it's strong family values and vistiors become residents.
Newer housing units are not uncommon in Epes. The property taxes in the town are low by Alabama standards.
Mayor Walter C. Porter Sr. is serving
his community with
Civil Rights Icon, Represenatative John Lewis (D-GA), to be Honored at the
Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund 41 year Celebration. Honorable Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL) Event
Come experience the best Bass fishing in the world
and Whitetail Deer hunting
U.S. Steel is the Proud Presenting
Sponsor of fundraiser
"2nd Annual Mayor of Epes Spud Webb Celebrity Basketball
New Community Centers