Cullman County, Alabama
|Cullman County, Alabama|
Location in the state of Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
|Founded||January 24, 1877|
754.82 sq mi (1,955 km²)
738.43 sq mi (1,913 km²)
16.39 sq mi (42 km²), 2.17%
109/sq mi (42/km²)
Cullman County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of Colonel John G. Cullmann. As of 2010, 80,406 people lived there. Its county seat is the town of the same name, Cullman, Alabama.
History[change | change source]
Cullman County was formed by German American immigrants from Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1877.
Geography[change | change source]
According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 754.82 square miles (1,955.0 km2). 738.43 square miles (1,912.5 km2) (or 97.83%) is land and 16.39 square miles (42.4 km2) (or 2.17%) is water.
Major highways[change | change source]
- Interstate 65
- U.S. Highway 31
- U.S. Highway 278
- U.S. Highway 231
- State Route 67
- State Route 69
- State Route 91
- State Route 157
Rail[change | change source]
Border counties[change | change source]
- Morgan County (north)
- Marshall County (northeast)
- Blount County (east)
- Walker County (southwest)
- Winston County (west)
- Lawrence County (northwest)
Cities and towns[change | change source]
- Arab (part - most of Arab is in Marshall County)
- Brushy Pond
- Bug Tussle
- Crane Hill
- Dodge City
- East Point
- Garden City (part - part of Garden City is in Blount County)
- Good Hope
- Holly Pond
- Jones Chapel
- South Vinemont
- Thrasher Crossroads
- West Point
Education[change | change source]
Public education in Cullman County is provided by two systems: the Cullman City School Board and the Cullman County School Board, which governs all municipalities except the City of Cullman.
- Cullman High School - under the governance of the Cullman City School Board
Private educational institutions in the county include:
- Christ Covenant School - in Cullman (Grades K-2)
- Cullman Christian School - in Cullman (Grades K-12)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Elementary School - in Cullman (Grades PreK-6)
- St. Bernard Preparatory School - in Cullman (Grades 7-12)
- St. Paul's Lutheran School - in Cullman (Grades K-6)
- Vinemont Christian Academy - in South Vinemont (Grades PreK-12)
Cullman is also the home of the state-owned and operated Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. It was named for the former Governor of Alabama, George C. Wallace. His father and his wife, Governor Lurleen B. Wallace, also had junior colleges named for them.
References[change | change source]
- "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13.