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UPDATE 5/20/2020

The City of Luverne, like the rest of the country, is continuing to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. I want to thank all of the citizens of Luverne for how well they have dealt with this crisis. Due to our limited health care resources, it is important that we continue to use the practices recommended to prevent the spread of the virus. Please remember to keep social distance of 6 feet, wear a mask anytime you enter any public building and regularly wash your hands. While we have done very well, we are not across the finish line by any means, so we must continue to do what we can to protect each other from this illness.

All utility departments will be back to normal working hours starting 05/11/20.  This includes electric department, water department and street/sanitation department.  Garbage and debris pick up will be back on regular schedule.

City Hall will be opened to the public (limited to 2 customers at a time) starting 5/26/20. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30 pm. Customers are asked to practice social distancing and wear some type of facial covering while inside the office. You can also use the drop box, mail payment, call the office, or pay online at luverneal.govtportal.com.

Luverne Public Library will open their doors starting 05/11/20 and limit the number of occupants at a time.  You are asked to wear some type of facial covering while visiting the library. Please call 334-335-5326 for more information about the library opening time and restrictions.

Turner Park has opened the walking trail only at this time.  The gate will be open for walking only daily 8 am-8 pm.  The playground and all other activities at the park are still suspended. The County Lake will remain open. 

While these are very difficult times, we can and will get through them. Thanks for your continued cooperation and patience.

-- Mayor Ed Beasley

 

"Friendliest city in the South!"

EARLY HISTORY OF LUVERNE, ALABAMA

By Joe R. Sport

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. 

ABOUT LUVERNE

Luverne has a strong education system provided by Luverne High/Elementary School along with Crenshaw Christian Academy.

Luverne ownes its own electric system with one sub-station and is a member of 11 cities that makes up Alabama Municipal Electric Authority. The City of Luverne prides itself in having one of the lowest electric, water, sewer, and garbage rates as any city in Alabama.

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