Introduction to Glencoe, Alabama
Glencoe, Alabama is 58 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 89 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Etowah County. The city is part of the Gadsden metro area. The population of Glencoe is 5,152.
Glencoe is part of the Gadsden Metropolitan Statistical Area that covers all of Etowah County. The city is partly located in Calhoun County, which was founded on December 18, 1832, as Benton County, and partly in Etowah County, which was founded on December 7, 1866. It is also known as the "City Of Patriotism."
Glencoe and nearby Attractions
- Noccalula Falls Park
- Center for Cultural Arts
- Imagination Place Children's Museum
- James D. Martin Wildlife Park
- Anniston Museum of Natural History
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Things To Do In Glencoe
A hihgly popular spot to visit is the Noccalula Falls Park which offers train rides, waterfalls, playground, picnic areas, botanical gardens, and several other recreational facilities. The city also has several houses of worship such as the Glencoe Bible Methodist Church, Smiths Temple Holiness Church, Glencoe First Methodist Church, North Glencoe Baptist Church, and Glencoe Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The James D. Martin Wildlife Park and Imagination Place Children's Museum are also nearby.
The Anniston Metropolitan Airport is the closest major airport.
Glencoe Higher Education
Nearby colleges include Gadsden State Community College and Jacksonville State University.