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Blount County Alabama
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.Photo by Rudi Weikard CC BY-SA 3.0BLOUNT COUNTY COURTHOUSE
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Oneonta (county seat) * Warrior * Allgood * Altoona * Blountsville * Cleveland * County Line *
* Garden City * Hayden * Highland Lake * Locust Fork * Nectar * Rosa * Snead * Susan Moore *
* Smoke Rise * Bangor * Blount Springs * Bright Star * Brooksville * Hopewell * Little Warrior *
* Mount High * Nectar * Remlap * Sky Ball * Straight Mountain * Summit *
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June 2018: Marriage News: LEWIS, HARLIN; Sick List News: WADE; Crime News: FERRELLMar 2018: Website updated and pages are mobile friendly; Married News: ARNOLD, HAYDEN; Sick List News: DARDEN; Birth Notices: GIBBS; Visiting News: CLOWDUS, ROBINETT, PULS, GRIFFITH, HUFFSTUTLER, BERRY, MCDONALD, JOHNSON, MOORE, HUDSON, HAMILL, BALLENGER, WIKLER, SANDERS, MONTGOMERYJan 2018: Cemetery: BLACKWOOD-STEPHENS - Submitted by Shane Blackwood
Dec 2017: Visiting News: COWDEN, TAYLOR, HARTLEY, REESE, HIGGINBOTHAM, PEARSON, HILL, LATHAM, LITTLE, CAMPBELL, ARMSTRONG, BEANS, BURNS, CLOWDUS, ELLIS, MCPHERSON
Aug 2017: Census: 1830 Census
Jul 2017: Community News: CARGO, JONES, NATIONS; Sick List News: STREET
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers; Marriage News: COX, WOODS
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