Introduction to Guntersville, Alabama
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.
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.