Blount County, Alabama
Blount County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 United States Census, 57,322 people lived there. Its county seat is Oneonta.
|Coordinates: 33°58′N 86°35′W / 33.97°N 86.58°W|
|Founded||February 6, 1818|
|• Total||651 sq mi (1,690 km2)|
|• Land||645 sq mi (1,670 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2) 0.9%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||89/sq mi (34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Blount County is a dry county which means alcoholic drinks cannot be sold. Alcohol can be sold in the city of Oneonta.
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.
- 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
- CSX Transportation, formerly the Louisville and Nashville Railroad
- 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 townsEdit
- 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 interestEdit
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.
- ↑ "Wet Cities List". Alabama ABC Board. Archived from the original on 12 October 2017. 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 Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved June 20, 2010