Oneonta is a city in Blount County. The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival. Oneonta is located in eastern Blount County at 33°56’32.291″ North, 86°28’43.586″ West (33.942303, -86.478774). It is situated in Murphree Valley between Red Mountain and Sand Mountain to the northwest and Straight Mountain to the southeast. U.S. Route 231 passes through the center of the city, leading northwest 7 miles to Cleveland, Alabama, and southeast 14 miles to Interstate 59 in Ashville.