Crenshaw County was established in 1866 following the Civil War, while Luverne, Alabama was founded in 1889 as a direct result of railroad construction. The town was incorporated in 1891 and became a center of timber in the Piney Woods of southern Alabama. Crenshaw County residents voted to move the county seat from Rutledge to Luverne in 1893.
Alabama is home to a humid subtropical climate with warmer conditions prevalent in the southern portion of the state due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. Summers tend to be very hot compared to mild winters.
The mild year-round weather facilitates opportunities for leisure and adventure throughout Crenshaw County and southern Alabama. Local entertainment and attractions include Brantley Sportsplex, Crenshaw County Lake, Person-to-Person Sports Complex, Turner Park and Dei Center. The World’s Largest Peanut Boil and Peanut Boil Festival, Citizen of the Year Banquet, Festival at the Well, Crenshaw County Rodeo and Fourth of July Celebration are unique celebrations held locally. In addition, the Shakespeare Festival, Montgomery Performing Arts Center and Robert Trent Golf Course are within short-driving distance.
Crenshaw Community Hospital and Luverne Health and Rehabilitation, LLC provide the best in diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency, surgical and additional healthcare services in a family-like setting. Area education is comprised of Luverne Schools, Highland Home Schools, Brantley Schools, Crenshaw Christian Academy and Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. LBWCC operates three campuses (Andalusia, Greenville and MacArthur) as well as a center in Luverne, AL which offers adult education, training classes and university transfer courses. Among the top industries are SMART Alabama, LLC, Dongwon Autopart Technology Alabama, LLC, Sister Shuberts Homemade Rolls, Inc., and Southern Field Maintenance and Fabrication.