Conecuh County was established in February 1818, almost two years before Alabama became a state. Its name is derived from the Creek phrase for being located near canebrakes. The name is associated with a popular locally-made sausage, and the town of Evergreen holds an annual festival each fall to celebrate the famous product. Also in Evergreen, at the airport, is one of the nation’s few remaining original beacon towers for the old Civil Air Mail route. The Old Post Office in the community of Paul is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.