Introduction to Oneonta, Alabama
Oneonta, Alabama, in Blount county, is 35 miles NE of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 120 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 5,576 people live in Oneonta.
In 1889, Oneonta became the county seat of Blount County, which was founded on February 6, 1818, and named in the honor of Willie G. Blount. Prior to that, Blountsville was the county seat. The city was named after Oneonta, New York. It was officially incorporated on February 18, 1891.
Oneonta and nearby Attractions
- Blount County Memorial Museum
- John W. Inzer Museum
- Horton Mill Bridge
- Ave Maria Grotto
- Ashville Museum and Archives
- Rickwood Caverns State Park
Things To Do In Oneonta
Oneonta hosts the Covered Bridge Festival annually in the month of October. You can visit Blount County Memorial Museum and Horton Mill Bridge. Palisades Park is also worth visiting. One can also plan a trip to Rickwood Caverns State Park and Noccalula Falls Park.
Air transport is available from Birmingham International Airport.
Oneonta Higher Education
George C Wallace State Community College, Samford University, and Jefferson State Community College are some of the nearest colleges and universities.