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Blount County, Alabama

Coordinates: 33°58′N 86°35′W / 33.967°N 86.583°W / 33.967; -86.583
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Blount County
Blount County Courthouse in Oneonta, Alabama
Blount County Courthouse in Oneonta, Alabama
Map of Alabama highlighting Blount County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°58′N 86°35′W / 33.97°N 86.58°W / 33.97; -86.58
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedFebruary 6, 1818
Largest cityOneonta
 • Total651 sq mi (1,690 km2)
 • Land645 sq mi (1,670 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  0.9%
 • Total59,134
 • Density91/sq mi (35/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

Blount County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 United States Census, 59,134 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Oneonta.

Blount County is a dry county which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold. Alcohol can be sold in the city of Oneonta.[2]

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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.[3]

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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.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Blount County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Wet Cities List". Alabama ABC Board. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017. {{cite web}}: More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  3. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.
  4. http://www.blountcountian.com/news/2010-02-17/News/Citizen_concerns_prompt_covered_bridge_update.html Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 20, 2010

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