Calhoun County Alabama
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|Anniston AL |
Anniston has a population of 23,106. The city is the county seat of Calhoun County and one of two urban centers/principal cities of and included in the Anniston-Oxford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
|Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge |
Fort McClellan, AL 36205, United States
|Oxford AL |
Oxford is a city in Calhoun and Talladega counties at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Oxford's souther border is on the Talladega National Forest.
|Piedmont AL |
Piedmont is a city in Calhoun and Cherokee counties.Communities include Spring Garden, Rock Run, Knighten's Crossroads and Nance's Creek.
Piedmont is home to the Chief Ladiga Trail. The Seaboard/CSX Railroad was converted into a recreational bike and walking trail as a non-motorized way to travel, exercise, and relax while enjoying the outdoors. The Chief Ladiga Trail and the Silver Comet Trail stretch nearly 100 miles (161 km) from Anniston to Atlanta, making it the second longest paved trail in the United States(longest being the Paul Bunyan in Minnesota).
Hundreds of cyclists from more than 20 states participate in the Cheaha Challenge every year. The "Toughest Ride in the South" is a recreational bicycle ride that has been moved to Anniston, AL from Piedmont's Civic Center. The ride follows the Appalachian Highlands Scenic Byway then ends at the top of Cheaha Mountain, Alabama's highest point. The Cheaha Challenge was selected as a Top 10 Event in the State of Alabama by the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel.
|Southside AL |
Southside AL is a city in Etowah and Calhoun counties. At the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, the city was formed in 1850 by the joining of townships Green Valley, Cedar Bend and Pilgrims Rest.