Oneonta, Alabama

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Oneonta, Alabama
City
Location in Blount County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°56′32″N 86°28′44″W / 33.94222°N 86.47889°W / 33.94222; -86.47889Coordinates: 33°56′32″N 86°28′44″W / 33.94222°N 86.47889°W / 33.94222; -86.47889
Country United States
State Alabama
County Blount
Area
 • Total 15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Land 15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 873 ft (266 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,576
 • Density 362.1/sq mi (139.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35121
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-57000
GNIS feature ID 0152813

Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,576. The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.

History[change | change source]

Oneonta became the county seat in 1889 when it was moved from Blountsville.[1]

During World War II, a small POW camp was outside of Oneonta.[2]

City government[change | change source]

The city government is made up a Mayor and a five-person city council.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Blount County Courthouse in Oneonta". Encyclopedia of Alabama. October 6, 2009. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Multimedia.jsp?id=m-2983. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. Hutchinson, Daniel (October 6, 2009). "World War II POW Camps in Alabama". Encyclopedia of Alabama. http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1418. Retrieved 7 January 2010.