About Oneonta

 Photo Copyright Gail Perkins Williams

The City of Oneonta is located 35 miles northeast of Birmingham. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Murphree’s Valley in eastern Blount County. Oneonta became known as a mining community settled for its rich seam of Iron Ore discovered by John Hanby in 1817. 

Incorporated on February 18th, 1891, Oneonta soon became the county seat to Blount County in 1897, as before Alabama became a state.

Once a small town made up of a train depot, post office, telegraph office, three stores, and only twelve residents, this small town has flourished keeping its charm and community centered heritage. Oneonta has developed to over a total of sixteen square miles and serves an increasing population of over 6,567 people according to the 2010 census.

Situated for a conveniently for a small commute to the larger cities of Birmingham, Gadsden and Huntsville, we welcome growth and opportunity. Oneonta is prepared for industry and prepared to meet the needs of pleasant lifestyles which enrich the livelihood of our business community.

The picturesque valleys and farmlands yield generous indulgences during harvest season, all which can be purchased within our local farmer’s market or along street side.

The beautiful scenic mountain backdrops offer a terrific color spectacular. Oneonta is minutes away from two premiere scenic parks and sports climbing venues, Historic Horse Pens 40 and Palisades Park.

Photo Copyright Gail Perkins WilliamsBlount County, once known for being the “Covered Bridge Capitol of the South,” Oneonta is host to the Annual Covered Bridge Festival held on “Main Street” in downtown. We are proud to have two bridges nearby, historic Horton Mill Covered Bridge and Easley Covered Bridge.

Oneonta offers an abundance of activities for all.  Locally, for golf enthusiast, Oneonta is home to Heritage Golf and nationally recognized Limestone Springs Golf.  For the thrill seekers, take a winding trip over white capping rapids down two nearby rivers. The Locust Fork River and nearby Mulberry River.

For those interested in rich history and heritage, visit the Blount County Museum, home of the largest collection of local genealogy in our area or visit the many historic sites that the Oneonta area has to offer. If that is too much, just sit in the wooden rockers next to a welcomed friend at the Oneonta Senior Citizens Center and learn or reminisce of past times.

 Oneonta has preserved its small town charisma and appeal while still offering many retail shops and services that provide its residents and guests with everything desired. Beautiful downtown shops locally owned and operated, are at the pleasure to all patrons.

Thriving communities are being developed and we are proud to have a highly ranked academic and athletic school system, highly skilled and accomplished Police and Fire departments, credited library, municipal airport and a local hospital and Emergency Department that meet needs of healthcare.

Photo Copyright Gail Perkins WilliamsHost to a community of faith, the entire area is blessed with an abundance of places of worship to greet your family.

Primed for industry, the City of Oneonta has organized its infrastructure to meet the necessities of future progress. We hope that you will use this website as a tool in determining your future path. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

We welcome you to visit and invite you, your family and your business to call Oneonta your home.





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