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Description
Enterprise's economy was at a standstill in 1915 after the voracious, snouted boll weevil arrived in Coffee County from Mexico. The half-inch beetle systematically began destroying the area's cotton crop, the sole base of Coffee County's economy. Though farmers bombarded the insect with chemicals and poisons, it succeeded in reducing the crop to one-tenth its usual size.
Out of necessity farmers planted a number of cash crops. Included among them were peanuts, which flourished. The transition to diversified farming was so successful that the town is credited with playing a significant role in the agricultural revolution of the South. The gate city to Fort Rucker Military Reservation, Enterprise today is a blend of agriculture, industry and military interests.
Visitor Info
Enterprise Chamber of Commerce 553 Glover Ave. ENTERPRISE, AL 36331. Phone:(334)347-0581 or (800)235-4730
Self-guiding tours
The chamber of commerce offers information about a walking tour of Enterprise; the route features historical buildings and a variety of architectural styles.
Things to See
Boll Weevil Monument
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Best Western Plus Circle Inn
715 Boll Weevil Cir. Enterprise, AL 36330
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Enterprise
100 Brabham Dr. Enterprise, AL 36330
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