Oneonta, Alabama

city in Alabama, United States of America

Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 5,576. The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.

Oneonta, Alabama
Location in Blount County and the state of Alabama
Location in Blount County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: Coordinates: 33°56′32″N 86°28′44″W / 33.94222°N 86.47889°W / 33.94222; -86.47889
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyBlount
Area
 • Total15.4 sq mi (39.9 km2)
 • Land15.3 sq mi (39.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
873 ft (266 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total5,576
 • Density362.1/sq mi (139.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35121
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-57000
GNIS feature ID0152813

HistoryEdit

Oneonta became the county seat in 1889 when it was moved from Blountsville.[1]

During World War II, a small POW camp was outside of Oneonta.[2]

City governmentEdit

The city government is made up a Mayor and a five-person city council.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Blount County Courthouse in Oneonta". Encyclopedia of Alabama. October 6, 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
  2. Hutchinson, Daniel (October 6, 2009). "World War II POW Camps in Alabama". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved 7 January 2010.