established in 1820
“Greensport” was founded by pioneer Jacob Green, born in 1767, who came to northern St. Clair between 1818-1820, during the time of Alabama becoming a state. Jacob Green was one of two Revolutionary War Veterans in St Clair County and served beside George Washington at Valley Forge. He is buried at the nearby Hopewell cemetery.
“Eventually, the Evans family joined the Greens by marriage, and their Greensport Marina, remains as a marker to a once vibrant village. It was a glamorous age that lasted some 50 years and involved more than 40 different steamboats, but change was again in the wind. It seems W.P. Lay had even bigger ideas for the Coosa.” Green’s Port shortened to Greensport and operated as a port on the Coosa River, later operating a ferry which transported cars and people across the river. David S Evans, Sr, along with his son, David S Evans, Jr, were the last to operate the ferry. The ferry now lies beneath Neely Henry Lake at Greensport. Dave Evans Jr. is still among the living, strong and wise at age 89.
“Lock 1 and Lock 2 are now underwater. Lock 1 is in the general vicinity of Greensport, in which David Green was the Lockmaster. The sidewalls of Lock 3, just below Henry Dam, are still visible in a former lock channel beside Wood’s Island.” -Discover, The Essence of St Clair
Greensport RV Park was formed and developed for people to continue enjoying what our family history has to offer. Being a family owned business, we strive to give you a personalized experience. We want you to enjoy Historic Greensport for many years to come!
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