Blount County is the proud home to almost 60,000. With leading school systems, the state’s most advanced career tech school, and the construction of a Wallace State campus, the county is poised to continue generating Alabama’s premier workforce. Within commuting distance of both Birmingham and Huntsville, Blount County is a prime location for a wide variety of industries that will further benefit from construction of the Northern Beltline. For more information on economy and industry, visit the Blount County Economic Development Council.
The Blount County Commission is the local governing body and is headquartered at the county courthouse in Oneonta, but many local governmental services are now available online. For more information on local government, or to contact your commissioner, visit the Government page.
The Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River provides a fun outing for kayaking and boating enthusiasts of any skill level. With 100 acres and a half mile of 70 foot cliffs and boulders, Palisades Park is among the best rock climbing opportunities in the Southeast, and also hosts hiking trails, two playgrounds, three event cabins, six pavilions, free Wi-Fi, and the state’s tallest fire tower, currently under renovation. Blount County maintains three historic covered bridges with breathtaking views of rivers, cliffs, and geological features formed over millions of years. DeSoto Caverns State Park features an immense cave filled with formations, primitive and RV camping, and a host of family attractions.
There are several organizations in the county that support and protect its natural resources and beauty, while improving access so that others can gain appreciation for them as well. Please contact these organizations more information on the outdoor opportunities listed and to discover the many secrets that Blount County has to offer.