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Overview

Introduction to Guntersville, Alabama

Guntersville, Alabama, in Marshall county, is 30 miles SE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center) and 117 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.

Guntersville History

Guntersville was founded in the early 1800s by John Gunter, a German immigrant. Originally, the area was inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. In order to obtain more land to mine, Gunter married the chief of the tribe's daughter and promised to provide salt to the tribe. Later on, the area was named after him. The city was incorporated in August 1847. It became the county seat of the newly formed Marshall County in 1836.

Guntersville and nearby Attractions

  • Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center
  • Lake Guntersville State Park
  • Guntersville Railroad Depot Museum
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Ave Maria Grotto
  • Bucks Pocket State Park

Things To Do In Guntersville

Guntersville is home to several parks and playgrounds including the David Crockett Visit Lions Club Park, Tom Jackson Park, Ogletree Park, Big Spring Creek Small Wild Area, Lake Guntersville State Park, Marshall County Park, and Guntersville Municipal Park. Golf lovers can spend their leisure hours at the Stoney Mountain Golf Course and Beach Mountain Golf and Arcade. Shopping can be enjoyed at Finlay Plaza Shopping Center, South Gate Shopping Center, and Lake Shopping Center.

Guntersville Transportation

International flights are available from Huntsville International Airport.

Guntersville Higher Education

Alabama A & M University and University of Alabama in Huntsville are the nearest universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,360
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens21.7%
Employed Population 16+3,264
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,624
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,436

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,238
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$560
Median House Value$167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
English9.2%
Irish8.2%
German7.3%
West Indian2.4%
Haitian2.4%
French Except Basque1.9%
African1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.3%
Dutch1%
Polish0.9%
Ethiopian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Guntersville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Marshall County
Standard Zip Codes35976
Phone Area Codes256
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.35
Approximate Longitude-86.27

Guntersville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGUNTERSVILLE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.5 inches
StationGADSDEN
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationONEONTA
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albertville21,434$41,832
Arab8,247$57,396
Boaz9,639$49,565
Douglas1,056$36,000
Grant961$68,750
New Hope2,808$54,803

Guntersville Public Libraries

Guntersville Public Library
1240 O`BRIG AVENUE
Guntersville, Alabama
(256) 571-7595

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Guntersville Hospitals

Marshall Medical Center North
(Government - District/authority)
8000 Alabama Highway 69
(256) 894-6712

Guntersville Public Schools

Brindlee Mt High Sch
994 Scant City Road
ZIP: 35976
High
Total Enrollment 371
Brindlee Mt Middle Sch
1050 Scant City Road
ZIP: 35976
Middle
Total Enrollment 245
Cherokee Elem Sch
3300 Highway 79 S
ZIP: 35976
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Claysville Jr High Sch
140 Claysville School Rd
ZIP: 35976
Primary
Total Enrollment 139
Guntersville Elem Sch
1800 Lusk
ZIP: 35976
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Guntersville High Sch
14227 Highway 431 South
ZIP: 35976
High
Total Enrollment 587
Guntersville Middle Sch
901 Sunset Dr
ZIP: 35976
Middle
Total Enrollment 474
Marshall Alt Sch
140 Claysville School Rd
ZIP: 35976
Other
Marshall Tech Sch
12312 Us Highway 431 S
ZIP: 35976
High
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