Blount County, Alabama
|Blount County, Alabama|
Blount County Courthouse in Oneonta, Alabama
Location within Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
|Founded||February 6, 1818|
|• Total||651 sq mi (1,686 km2)|
|• Land||645 sq mi (1,671 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 0.9%|
|• Density||89/sq mi (34/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Geography[change | change 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.
Major highways[change | change source]
- Interstate 65
- U.S. Highway 31
- U.S. Highway 231
- U.S. Highway 278
- State Route 75
- State Route 79
- State Route 132
- State Route 160
Rail[change | change source]
Border counties[change | change source]
- Marshall County, Alabama - northeast
- Etowah County, Alabama - east
- St. Clair County, Alabama - southeast
- Walker County, Alabama - southwest
- Jefferson County, Alabama - south
- Cullman County, Alabama - west & northwest
Cities and towns[change | change source]
- Altoona (part - part of Altoona is in Etowah County)
- County Line (part - part of County Line is in Jefferson County)
- Garden City (part - part of Garden City is in Cullman County)
- Highland Lake
- Locust Fork
- Smoke Rise
- Susan Moore
- Warrior (part - part of Warrior is in Jefferson County)
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.
Places of interest[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Wet Cities List". Alabama ABC Board. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
- http://www.blountcountian.com/news/2010-02-17/News/Citizen_concerns_prompt_covered_bridge_update.html Retrieved June 20, 2010