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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.
Towns and Cities
-- Blountsville --
Cleveland -- Hayden -- Locust
Fork -- Oneonta
Rosa -- Snead --
2014: Wills: Index of Wills Book Vol 1 - 1877 -
2014: List of Known Newspapers of Blount County
Area Scenery Pictures Courtesy of the