Introduction to Hartselle, Alabama
Hartselle, Alabama, in Morgan county, is 11 miles S of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 119 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is included in the Decatur metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,019 people lived in Hartselle.
Hartselle was established in 1870. The city was named after George Hartselle, one of its founding father. The Methodist Church was organized in 1872 by Dr. S. L. Rountree. The city's first newspaper was published in 1876 and known as "The Investigator." The area's first post office was established in 1873 and chartered in March 1875.
Hartselle and nearby Attractions
- Hartselle Military Museum
- Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge
- Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge
- Cooks Natural Science Museum
- Point Mallard Waterpark
- Huntsville Museum of Art
Things To Do In Hartselle
While staying in Hartselle, you can visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Alabama Constitution Village, Ave Maria Grotto, EarlyWorks, Sci-Quest, and Huntsville Museum of Art. The city also has several houses of worship including the First Baptist Church of Hartselle, First United Methodist Church, Cedar Creek Church, and Pattillo Street Church of God. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Crestwood Shopping Center and Tanner Heights Plaza Shopping Center.
The nearest international airport is Huntsville International Airport.
Hartselle Higher Education
John C Calhoun State Community College, George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville, University of Alabama in Huntsville, and several other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.