When you look at the small, rural town of Sharpsburg, you can see a picture of country beauty. The history of this old town dates back decades before its official incorporation. While its residents take pride in their town’s history, they are also welcoming to new things. That is why more of them have been turning to Turf Wizard, LLC. Our company has been serving this town since the first year of our founding, and our presence here has been growing ever since. We are proud to provide first-rate lawn care service to homeowners and horse farms alike.
The original founding of this town was formed around a depot for the North Alabama Railroad in the year 1825. At the time, it formed out into a circle that was approximately a half mile in diameter. Though the original depot has long since vanished, the town to which it gave birth lives on. A man named Elias Sharp, a judge in the area, was one of the original homeowners in the community, and the town takes its name after him. The community was formally incorporated into a town in 1871.
Agriculture was the dominant industry of the town, with the growing of cotton giving rise to cotton gins and storage facilities. The railroad enabled quick transport of their crop, along with goods coming into Sharpsburg for trade. Around the turn of the 20th century, the small economy diversified, with new businesses and tradesmen coming in. A pharmacy, along with several blacksmiths set up shop here, and then a bank was finally constructed.
The town suffered an extended rough spot during the Great Depression, followed by an exodus of residents. However, by the 1940s, the trend began to reverse itself, and the town recovered. While Sharpsburg remains a rural town, it is economically stable, and a welcoming place to visit. Today, it rests on 0.60 square miles, just 0.004 of which is water. As of the 2010 census, it reported a population of 341 citizens. There is a 2015 estimate of 354.
Sharpsburg does not have its own independent school district. Its public school children attend the Coweta County School System. Trinity Christian School is a private school with approximately 1,000 students that come mainly from Sharpsburg and its immediate neighboring towns.
Business and Economy
The businesses within Sharpsburg consist mainly of small, local operations similar to Turf Wizard, LLC. There are two business centers, one on each side of the town. There are also several businesses that are run from the homes of residents. For a town that is less than a square mile, it has a surprisingly diverse economy.
Recreation and Attractions
While not within the town, the Chattahoochee Bend State Park is right nearby Sharpsburg. This 4.5 square mile park is one of the state’s biggest. With the Chattahoochee River running through it, the park is a popular place for boating, paddling, and fishing. It contains 51 camp sites, including an Adirondack camping area. There are two picnic areas, and 11 walk-in campsites. The park also holds many unique events throughout the year. They include sensory awareness hikes at night along the trails, hike and paddle outings, and night outdoor glow-in-the-dark bowling. The nature is really something to behold here, in animals as well as plants, and the verdant clearing areas. Turf Wizard, LLC can give you a smaller version of these thick, green clearings for your home lawn, or horse pasture.
Dunaway Gardens was originally a theatrical practice stage, but is now a floral garden that serves as a beautiful site for weddings and other events.