Cullman County, Alabama

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Cullman County
The Cullman County Courthouse
The Cullman County Courthouse
Map of Alabama highlighting Cullman County
Location within the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°08′00″N 86°52′00″W / 34.133333333333°N 86.866666666667°W / 34.133333333333; -86.866666666667
Country United States
State Alabama
FoundedJanuary 24, 1877
Named forJohn G. Cullmann
SeatCullman
Largest cityCullman
Area
 • Total755 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Land735 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water20 sq mi (50 km2)  2.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
82,755
 • Density109/sq mi (42/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.co.cullman.al.us
 
  • County Number 25 on Alabama Licence Plates

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]

The historic Cherokee and Choctaw lived here at the time of European encounter. The Echota Cherokee are a recognized tribe still here.

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.[1]

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Cities and towns[change | change source]

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.

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]

  1. "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13.

Coordinates: 34°07′31″N 86°52′18″W / 34.12528°N 86.87167°W / 34.12528; -86.87167