Blount County was the fifth-fastest growing county in Alabama during the 1990s.  From 2000 to 2006, Blount County was the sixth-fastest growing county.  Much of this growth can be attributed to an excellent quality of life, access to major cities and metropolitan areas in North Alabama and improvements in major transportation infrastructures. 

The Blount County and Oneonta school systems continue to be recognized as two of the best education systems in the state.  Both consistently rank in the upper levels of achievement scores and graduation rates. A safe environment conducive to learning and rich in extracurricular activities is part of each system. Blount students are within a one hour drive in all directions of a state community college and a number of four year institutions in the Birmingham and Gadsden areas.

Agriculture continues to play an important role in the economy of Blount County as the area ranks in the top ten statewide in poultry, eggs, and cattle production. 

The county is home to an abundance of outdoor activities such as Rickwood Caverns State Park and the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River where many canoeists and kayakers frequent. Palisades Park has free admission and has walking and hiking trails, rappelling, playground, pioneer village, picnic areas, amphitheater, and more. Several buildings are available for small rental fees to accommodate meetings, family reunions, weddings, receptions, and other activities.  The Limestone Springs and Heritage golf courses are located in Oneonta and are both named as one of the top 18 courses in the area by Birmingham Business Journal.  Other nearby courses include Plantation Golf, Whispering Pines, and Whippoorwill.
Spring Valley Beach is Alabama's first aquatic theme park and located near Blountsville.  There is also the Freeman Historical Park just up the road. The Blount County Memorial Museum located on the courthouse square has displays that detail the county's unique history.

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Dedicated to memory of Blount Countians who served in wars. Artifacts relating to local history. Blount Co. genealogical research material including family files available.
Admission: Free
Freeman Cabin Museum housing different displays relating to the history of area. Brooksville Post Office and original one-room jail are also open for tours.
Admission: Free
Bent grass greens. Water on 18 holes. Located in lush valley with large, elegant clubhouse.
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Located just off AL Hwy. 75 in Blount County. Free admission. Built in 1935, this is one of the highest covered bridges in the nation, standing at 70 feet above the Black Warrior River.  Length 220 feet.
Admission: Free
 Limestone Springs was designed by U.S. Open winner Jerry Pate and sits amongst the limestone outcroppings from which it garnered its name. 18-hole Jerry Pate design. Includes natural beauty of limestone, bluffs & streams. Number of holes: 18  
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Located 1.5 mi. from U.S. 231 in Blount County. Free admission. This one-span town bridge was built in 1930. Tin covered and in fairly good repair, all 95 feet of its single span are preserved for enthusiastic back-wood travelers or for those searching for treasure of a nostalgic era.
Admission: Free
A super place for family or group recreation. Accomodations for swimming, thrill rides, walking or picnicing in the park area and more are provided.
Admission: Admission charged
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Located 1 mi. west of Cleveland off AL Hwy. 79 in Blount County. Free admission. Spanning 324 feet and situated high above the rocky riverbed of the Black Warrior River, this bridge is the longest covered bridge still in existence in the state. It was built around 1933.
Admission: Free
Number of holes: 18 Par: 70 Championship Yardage: 5750 yds.
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Palisades Park is located atop Ebell Mountain about 5 miles north of Oneonta. The 83 acre facility was started in 1973 and is owned by Blount County and operated by the Park and Recreation Board. A wide variety of scenic, recreational and educational activities are available.
Plantation Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course open daily, located on the Locust Fork River. Our central location offers easy access from all areas of the county. Our facility includes a 9 hole par 3, driving range and practice greens at very reasonable rates.
The caverns are known for their underground "miracle mile" of magnificent passages and beautifully lighted rooms. These are accented with thousands of sparkling limestone formations.


Cabel TV; free HBO
Phone: 205-625-3919
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At the Covered Bridge Inn, we strive to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.  Our amenities include: Free Continental Breakfast Free Truck Parking Coffeemakers in All Rooms Refrigerators in All Rooms
Phone: 205-625-3961
Phone: 205-274-4867
Summertime is booking up super fast!! Hurry and plan your peaceful summer getaway at the cabin before it’s too late!! Plan your wedding at Riverbend Cabin Rental! Prices vary so give us a call to find out how affordable your “dream wedding” can be.
Phone: 205-914-0592
Phone: (205) 625-5473
Phone: (205) 625-3961
Phone: (205) 274-2200
Capps Cove Bed and Breakfast in North Alabama, located just a short drive North from Birmingham and South of Huntsville. The perfect place for your Alabama wedding, with a beautiful rustic wedding chapel located on the 21 acre property in North Alabama.
Phone: (205) 625-6045
Fax: 205.625.3039
Phone: 205.266.5108