Introduction to Boaz, Alabama
Boaz, Alabama, in Marshall county, is 43 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 106 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.The city is considered part of the Gadsden metropolitan area. Boaz has a population of 7,411.
The present day city of Boaz is named after the Biblical character Boaz from the book of Ruth. It was first settled by a group of 47 people on November 1, 1878, led by Billy Sparks. The rich soil, abundant timber, and abundant wild game in the Sand Mountain Plateau attracted the early settlers. The area's first industries were the cotton gin and crops, including watermelon and sugarcane.
Boaz and nearby Attractions
- Guntersville State Park
- Buck Island Reef National Monument
- Lake Guntersville
- Patriotic Putting Park
- Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center
- Beach Mountain Golf And Arcade
Things To Do In Boazy
Boaz is famous as an outlet shopping destination. It is known as the “shop ‘til you drop” capital of Alabama. One can shop at the Wal-Mart Super Center, Crystal Corner, or Weathers. There are camping grounds at Guntersville State Park, where one can enjoy hiking, swimming, fishing, and biking. Buck Island Reef National Monument offers a breathtaking experience to all visitors.
Flights are available from Talladega Municipal Airport.
Boaz Higher Education
Opportunities for higher studies are offered at Snead State Community College. Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University are also nearby.