Crenshaw County Chamber of Commerce

City of Luverne

“Friendliest City in the South”

Mayor:  Ed Beasley

City Hall:
22 E. Fifth St.
Luverne, AL 36049

Luverne, the Friendliest City in the South, was founded in 1889, one mile east of the Patsaliga River on the Alabama Midland Railroad in the central part of Crenshaw County. The primary figures in the founding of Luverne were M.P. Legrand, S.D. Hubbard, and George A. Folmar who purchased land surrounding the railroad, which would become the site of the new town.

Luverne grew very quickly due to its advantageous location relative to other more established communities in the county. By 1890, it boasted nineteen businesses and a population of approximately 1,000 people. In 1893 a vote by the people moved the county seat from Rutledge to Luverne where a new courthouse was constructed. The booming young town which just four years earlier was a pine forest had become the center of business, government and social events for Crenshaw County.

  • Historic homes
  • Historic downtown
  • 46 miles south of Montgomery
  • Parks – E L Turner Park, Veterans Park, Douglass Park
  • Antiques and flea market shopping
  • Excellent restaurants
  • On Beach Highway to Panama City, Florida
  • Bed & Breakfast (Members Alabama Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers)
  • Residence Inn (34 room hotel)
  • Luverne Public School – Kindergarten through 12th grades
  • Crenshaw Christian Academy – Kindergarten through 12th grades
  • Community College – LBW Community College
  • Volunteer Fire Department
  • Public Library
UtilitiesCity of Luverne
(one bill for electricity, water, sewer, trash)
22 East Fifth St.
Luverne, AL 36049
334-335-5741Luverne Police Department
64 W 6th St.
Luverne, AL 36049
334-335-3334Luverne Fire Department
217 S. Forest Ave.
Luverne, AL 36049

Luverne Street and
Sanitation Department
109 W. 6th St.
Luverne, AL 36049

Luverne Utilities Department
65 W. 6th St.
Luverne, AL 36049

The Southeast Alabama Gas District
47 North Forest Ave
Luverne, AL 36049

Crenshaw Cable Co
90 South Forest Ave
Luverne, AL 36049

Dowdle Propane Gas
799 S. Forest Ave.
Luverne, AL 36049

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority

BanksFirst Citizens Bank
100 West Third St.
Luverne, AL 36049
www.fcbl.comBranch Banking & Trust
207 S. Forest Ave.
Luverne, AL 36049