As part of the celebrations and attendant events, Hayden has erected a replica of the Easley covered bridge. The replica is located at the Vera Vaughn park and will be dedicated April 1, 2018. There will be refreshments and other activities, including the burial of two time capsules. Mark the date on the calendar and come enjoy the festivities.

We are justly proud of our heritage and the part our ancestors had in the forming of the State of Alabama. Historically, the area was hunting territory for the Creek and Cherokee Nations. Following the Creek Indian War, some of Andrew Jackson's army returned to settle here. They were joined by South Carolinians shortly afterwards. Today, it is known as the covered bridge capital; at one time there were numerous such bridges in the county. Sadly, time and mischief have reduced the number to three bridges today.

The Museum is now taking orders for the Bicentennial Edition of the Blount County Heritage Book. This edition is now in preparation and will be available later this year.

Cost of this edition is $ 75.00 plus $5.00 S/H.

To reserve a copy, complete the order form and remit it with a check or money order payable to the Blount County Historical Society, P. O. Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121.

While you're here, please review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you wanted listed on ourevents page, just call the museum or email the Museum with your notice (no ads, please).

Also, stop by and visit with us for a while; we're conveniently located just south of the Courthouse in Oneonta. The Museum hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Also, visit our Facebook Page. We aren't a large museum, but there's a lot to see. We have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies and knowledgeable family researchers available. .

Museum Musings

The third grade class of Blountsville Elementary School visited en masse March 21st the Blount County Memorial Museum. Besides everyone showing a great deal of interest in our displays, the entire class condected itself with remarkable aplomb, showing very good manners and representing their school very well indeed.




Blount County Heritage Book Deadline

The Blount County Historical Society (BCHS) wants historical information about Blount County families, civic and business activities, local area community history and even tales of local lore. Photographs are welcome. The deadline for updating entries for this popular publication is June 1, 2018.

The BCHS asks that submissions be held to less than 250 words and a photgraph. Submittal fees rates are as follows:

Up to 500 words (no photographs): $25.00
501 - 1,000 words (w/photograph): $100.00

All submissions become the property of the Blount County Historical Society and must include contact information for the submitter (name, address, telephone number and e–mail). Email all submissions to arhudy@blountcountyal.gov or mail to BCHS, P. O. Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121.

Alternatively, drop the submission off at the Blount County Memorial Museum, 204 2nd Street, South, Oneonta, AL 35121.

Planning a Tour?

The Museum provides guides for touring groups visiting Blount County. Please complete the tour notice form to request a knowledgeable guide.

Whether it's a visit to the covered bridges, Palisades Park, County Caves, or a working farm, we're always pleased to tell about our County.

Blount County Roots?

If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $10.00/year. The BCHS meets quarterly and provides supporting services to Operation Grateful Heart and the Blount County Memorial Museum. Just download an application form complete it and mail it with payment.

Have a Wedding, Family Reunion or other Event?

Contact the Blountsville Historical Park @ 205-429-2468 to reserve the Large Pavilion.The Park is open Thurday – Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm .

Tips for Family Researchers

Besides information about our County's history, there are tips for family historians, which reflect the findings of veteran family researchers.


If you have an announcement about a family reunion or suggested site links, please send to the Curator. We would be pleased to add them. No ads, please.

Page last updated February 6, 2018.
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