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Epes, AL

Pictured above is the old Epes School building. It is now used as a community center.

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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.

Fort Tombecbee was erected here by the French in 1736-1737. The French surrendered to the British in 1763, and the British abandoned the fort in 1767. The Spanish came to the site in 1794, leaving in 1797. The Sumter County Historical Society maintains this site.
Epes is located on AL Hwy 11 north of Livingston in Sumter County.