This county was formed in 1818, and named in honor of Governor Wm. G. Blount, of Tennessee. It is noted for the abundance of its minerals, the diversity of its soils, the variety of its productions, and mineral waters. In its progress, it is keeping pace with the surrounding counties, and is ranked among the best in the State. Its area is 700 square miles.
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.
The town of Garden City is located in Cullman and Blount counties, majority of the town is in Cullman County. Garden City was the second city founded by Col. Johann G. Cullmann and incorporated in 1878. Because its original incorporation had lapsed, the city was re-incorporated in 1950. The first 12 families who settled here in 1878 were from Chicago.
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