Introduction to Piedmont, Alabama
Piedmont, Alabama, in Calhoun county, is 60 miles W of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 71 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Anniston metropolitan area. Piedmont has an approximate population of 5,120.
The area now known as Piedmont had several name changes in the 1800s. Located at the juncture of two post roads, the area was initially named Hollow Stump, after the hollow stump of a tree the mailman used to collect and deposit mail. Later, the Postmaster General established a post office in the region and named it Griffen's Creek. In 1848, Major Jacob Forney Dailey named the area Cross Plains. The post office was renamed Piedmont on July 30, 1888. The word Piedmont meant "foot of the mountains." The citizens adopted this name for their city since the area was located at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountain range.
Piedmont and nearby Attractions
- Anniston Museum of Natural History
- Berman Museum of World History
- Piedmont Public Library
- Piedmont Congregational Holiness
- Jaycee Park
Things To Do In Piedmont
The city of Piedmont is near several museums including the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum of World History, and the West Georgia Museum. While in the city, one can also visit the local Piedmont Public Library. There are several Methodist, Baptist, and Catholic churches worth visiting. In addition, The Piedmont shopping center and Jaycee Park are also popular tourist haunts.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Anniston Metropolitan Airport.
Piedmont Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Piedmont are Jacksonville State University, Gadsden State Community College, State University of West Georgia, and Southern Union State Community College.