Opened in 1973 by the Alabama Sheriffs’ Association, the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch is located on property donated by Mr. James D. “Duck” Samford. Currently the campus consists of 5 ranch homes, 3 staff houses, an office, chapel, gym, pool, pond, and various support buildings. The ranchers attend Reeltown School, where they are involved in various extra-curricular activities. They are very active in youth programs and attend local churches. Ranch highlights include: annual beach trip, day at the water park, spa day, various camp experiences, Atlanta Braves game, Columbus Cottonmouths hockey game, fashion show, nursing home ministry, church food ministry, and visit to Children’s Hospital.
Girls Ranch Reunion Announced
Former Girls Ranchers and Houseparents alike are invited to the first Girls Ranch Reunion! The reunion will be held on April 21, 2012 at the pavillion. This event will take place at 12:00 noon, please contact the Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch for additional information.
Tallapoosa County Girls Ranch events include Christmas parties for our young ladies, in addition to spring and fall fundraising events. A new spring event will be posted when plans are finalized.