Check out the area

Tourism

Attractions

Arts & Cultural

Swann Covered Bridge  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swann_Covered_Bridge

Events

Blount Springs Blue Hole Arts Fest

Blountsville Daffodil Festival (1st Saturday of May)  http://blountsvillehistoricalsociety.com/2015_Daffodil_Festival.html

Blountsville Harvest Festival (2nd Saturday of October)  https://www.facebook.com/blountsvillefestival/

Hayden Day (1st Saturday of October) https://www.facebook.com/Town-of-Hayden-427848470644680/

Locust Fork Whitewater Classic – Cleveland (3rd weekend of March) http://www.alabamacupraces.com/races.html

Locust Fork Whitewater Invitational –  Cleveland (1st Weekend of February) http://www.alabamacupraces.com/races.html

Mulberry Fork Canoe & Kayak Race – Garden City (1st weekend of March) http://www.alabamacupraces.com/races.html

NEW FESTIVAL (3rd Weekend of May)

Family Entertainment

Great Pumpkin Patch   http://greatpumpkinpatch.com/

Hayden’s Family Complex/Froggy’s  http://www.haydenfamilycomplex.com/froggys

Shar-itt Petting Farm https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shar-Itt-Petting-Farm/162369350449113

Spring Valley Beach   http://www.springvalleybeach.com/

Genealogy, History and Heritage

Cemeteries

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Churches

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History

Blount County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on 1818 Feb. 6, from land ceded to the Federal government by the Creek Nation on 1814 Aug. 9. It was named for Gov. Willie G. Blount of Tennessee, who provided assistance to settlers in Alabama during the Creek War of 1813-14. It lies in the northeastern section of the state, generally known as the mineral region. Blount County is bordered by Cullman, Marshall, Etowah, Jefferson, Walker and St. Clair Counties. The county is drained by the Locust and Mulberry Forks of the Black Warrior River. Blount County contains 651 square miles. The Warrior coal field is located in Blount County. Bear Meat Cabin / Blountsville was the first settlement in Blount County and the county seat. The town was established by Caleb Fryley and John Jones in 1816 as Bear Meat Cabin. The post office was opened in 1821. Blountsville was incorporated December 13 ,1827. In 1889, an election resulted in its county seat being transferred to Oneonta, Alabama.

Blount County Memorial Museum (Oneonta)  http://www.blountmuseum.org/

Bangor Cave Underground Bar & Casino (Bangor)  http://blog.al.com/strange-alabama/2014/01/bangor_cave_–_underground_nig.html

Bear Meat Cabin (Blountsville)  http://www.bhamwiki.com/w/Bear_Meat_Cabin

Blount Springs Resort  http://www.blountsprings.com/history-1.html

Davy Crockett Nearly Dies in Blount Springs   http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ALBLOUNT/2006-10/1159941042

Hayden, The history of  http://www.townofhayden.com/town-history/

Locust Fork, The history of   http://www.locustfork.com/

Robert G. Griffith House (Summit, 1851)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_G._Griffith_Sr._House

Outdoor Recreation

Canoeing, Kayaking & Whitewater   

Mulberry Fork (10.8 miles long) Class I-II   http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10051.html

Mulberry (11.5 miles long) Class I-III   http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10050.html

Locust Fork (10 miles long) Class I-III   http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10075.html

Blackburn Fork (4.2 miles long) Class I-III  http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10073.html

Nectar Bridge (7 miles long) Class II-III  http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10076.htmll

Calvert Prong (2.2 miles long) Class II-III   http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10074.html

Graves Creek (1.5-mile-long) Class III  http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10023.html

Mill Creek (.5 mile-long) Class III  http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10047.html

Chitwood Creek (3.2 miles long) Class III-IV  http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/10013.html

Fishing

Golf

Hunting

Trails

Wildlife Viewing

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