Cherokees settled along the Creek Path and the Tennessee River as early as 1784 inhabiting the area. Most of the remains of these towns and villages can be identified. During The War Between the States, Marshall County was the scene of several raids by Federal troops. It was unsuccessfully shelled by these troops on July 30, 1862 in an attempt to capture the town. It was again attacked on March 2, 1864, and again on August 24, 1864. It finally yielded to the invaders January 1865, and was burned and destroyed with the exception of six or seven buildings.
WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE… …it’s what defines Guntersville, and makes it a special place to live, work and play. Literally surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama, Marshall County, this mountain-lakes jewel offers something for everyone. Explore Guntersville, and discover for yourself how our community’s natural beauty is reflected perfectly by the quality of living. Literally surrounded by Lake Guntersville in North Alabama’s Mountain-Lakes region, this is one city that makes quality of life a way of life.
Lake Guntersville State Park, on the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama, offers a resort complex, campground, 18-hole golf course, hiking and fishing. Located on the 69,000 acre Guntersville Lake the park hosts a resort inn, restaurant and convention complex on Taylor Mountain. Chalets on the ridge-tops provide overnight accommodations. Park Website