Small Town Pleasures
Union Springs, a small historic town, is the county seat of Bullock County. Located in southeast Alabama, it is less than an hour's drive from several destination cities, including Montgomery, Auburn, Troy, and Eufaula.
A quick tour around picturesque downtown and the surrounding residential streets illustrates what makes it uniquely and genuinely Southern. From antebellum homes to one of the oldest jails in the state to cemeteries dating back nearly 200 years, Union Springs is a showplace of Southern history, architecture, and charm. The community's Red Door Theatre, established in 2002 and located in a 100 year old, former Episcopal Church, rapidly received an outstanding reputation as a quality regional theatre, offering audiences the opportunity to experience entertaining productions in an intimate 160-seat setting. The theatre’s mission is to celebrate the region’s heritage, culture, and future—every year, four plays are produced with each having a cherished connection to the South and her citizens. Recreationally, Bullock County is widely recognized as the Bird Dog Field Trial Capital of the World. Each February, people come from near and far to participate in the largest and most prestigious amateur bird dog field trial held, the National Amateur Free-for-All at famous Sedgefield Plantation. The central Alabama climate is excellent for year-round outdoor activities, and the area has some of the best hunting and fishing in the South. Deer, fox, quail, dove, and turkey are harvested in this very active
Bullock County Courthouse
hunting community, and local lakes have produced record catches of bass, bream and catfish!
Visitors also come to Union Springs for its annual festivals, including the Chunnenuggee Fair (April) and Veterans Day (November), as well as to tour the historic town. For more planned activities and events, check our Calendar.
Visitors & Newcomers
We're always glad to welcome new faces to our community. Every year we welcome retirees looking for a relaxed pace of living, and families looking for a nice community to make a home. Whatever your reason for coming, you'll quickly find out why Union Springs is called the Serendipity Center of the South!
As a new or future resident, there are a lot of questions you might have about Union
Springs. To get started, click on the About link in the main navigational menu above.
In addition, the other links in the navigational menu will tell you everything you need
to know from the town's history, attractions, and resources,to other websites that
provide facts and interesting information about our community and surrounding area.
If you are moving to Union Springs soon or just thinking about making our town your
home, contact the Tourism Council with any questions or comments. They will be
able to steer you in the right direction and will be glad to hear from you!
Hosted by the Tourism Council of Bullock County
PO Box 5236, Union Springs, Alabama 36089
Questions and comments: 334.738.8687
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