From the Mayor's Desk

Mayor's Desk

If you like quiet neighborhoods, open space, and rolling hills that are away from the hustle and bustle yet conveniently located to major shopping areas, then Fort Deposit is the place to be. Fort Deposit boasts some of the lowest mortgage costs and general cost of living in Alabama and is adjacent to Greenville which was ranked as the best hometown in America. It is also part of the Montgomery metro area which ranks among the fasting growing areas in the country

Fort Deposit's proximity to Montgomery and Greenville, easy interstate access, its own airport, and open space make daily commutes short and pleasant without the congestion of city streets and bypasses.  This proximity also makes Fort Deposit the obvious choice for new businesses and industry with large acreage plots available in the industrial park.

Fort Deposit is rich in history dating back to 1813 when General Claiborne, under orders from Andrew Jackson established a supply fort here. From those days, to the days when cotton was king, until today, people have found Fort Deposit to be an excellent place to raise children, enjoy a fuller life and to eventually retire.

The town of Fort Deposit offers a perfect blend of southern beauty, small town convenience and affordability and easy access to larger cities. The local business community effectively meets the commercial needs of the community. These businesses include banks, grocery store, automobile dealership, laundromat, and local utility offices. The town also offers a weekly newspaper, beauty and barber shops, auto parts store and numerous service stations. Health and safety needs are met through a local clinic, ambulance service and fire department.

Recreational opportunities also abound. The woodlands, rolling hills, lakes and streams are conducive to family outings. Thousands of acres are available for hunting, hiking and picnicking. There are also softball and basketball leagues, community activities and warm, friendly neighbors to welcome you home. Alabama is also listed as one of the best places in the country for new businesses.

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But Fort Deposit is also made special by her people. As is evidenced in her schools, churches and community programs, the people of Fort Deposit are energetic and progressive while maintaining a spirit of hospitality, generosity and friendship.

Fort Deposit boasts one of the largest and most renowned arts and crafts fairs in the Southeast. Calico Fort Arts and Crafts Fair is held each April. Everyone is welcome!

We invite you to come visit Fort Deposit and consider us for your future home or business.


 Fletcher Fountain
Mayor, Fort Deposit, AL