Taliaferro County (Pronounced 'Toliver') with 1,717 residents is the least populus county in the State and is the second least East of the Mississippi. The county seat is Crawfordville and next to it is Alexander Stephens State Park. There is a $5.00 parking fee, but it is worth it with nature trails, scenic views and camping areas. The town is known for being the birth place of Alexander Stephens, who served as Vice President of the Confederacy. The county has a number of historical signs and monuments in his name.
Heavy's BBQ is located on the way out of Crawfordville and is open Friday through Sunday from 9am to 9pm. The restuarant was started by Heavy Grant and is one of the main attractions in the county. Heavy Grant passed away in 2005, but his family is still operating the restaurant. The Reese Witherspoon movie, "Sweet Home Alabama" was filmed at Heavy's in the early 2000s. The main dining area is over two hundred years old and was originally a house that sat at the bottom of the hill. The Grant Family moved the house and attached it to the restaurant.
The Taliaferro School is the only school in the county and serves Pre-K through 12th grade. Students from Taliaferro used to travel to Greensboro (18.5 Miles) to attend Greene-Taliaferro High School. Now, Taliaferro has their own school with 280 students and 24 teachers.
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