Blount County, Alabama

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Blount County, Alabama
Map
Map of Alabama highlighting Blount County
Location in the state of Alabama
Map of the USA highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 6, 1818
Seat Oneonta
Largest City Oneonta
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

650.60 sq mi (1,685 km²)
645.59 sq mi (1,672 km²)
5.02 sq mi (13 km²), 0.77%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

57,322
89/sq mi (34/km²)

Blount County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 United States Census, 57,322 people lived there. Its county seat is Oneonta.

Blount County is a dry county which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold.

Geography[change | edit source]

According to the Census Bureau, this county has a total area of 650.60 square miles (1,685.0 km2). 645.59 square miles (1,672.1 km2) is land and 5.02 square miles (13.0 km2) (0.77%) is water.[1]

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Blount County is named the "Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama". It has more historic covered bridges standing within a single county than any other in the state. This county celebrates the Covered Bridge Festival every autumn in Oneonta.

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Blount County is home to many outdoor activities, such as Rickwood Caverns State Park and the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River that are used by canoeists and kayakers. The county is also home to the picturesque covered bridges: the Swann Covered Bridge, the Horton Mill Covered Bridge, and the Easley Covered Bridge. As of summer 2009, all three bridges were closed due to safety concerns. Repairs are scheduled to be completed in 2011.[2]

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  2. http://www.blountcountian.com/news/2010-02-17/News/Citizen_concerns_prompt_covered_bridge_update.html Retrieved June 20, 2010

Coordinates: 33°58′N 86°35′W / 33.967°N 86.583°W / 33.967; -86.583