The Blount County Memorial Museum welcomes you...

We at the Blount County Memorial Museum are always aware of the sacrifices of our veterans and their families. We are honored to have many veterans who help us with our mission to record and maintain the records and artifacts of these families and of their contributions to our County, State and Nation.

We are justly proud of our heritage and the part our ancestors had in the forming of the State of Alabama. Historically, the area was hunting territory for the Creek and Cherokee Nations. Following the Creek Indian War, some of Andrew Jackson's army returned to settle here. They were joined by South Carolinians shortly afterwards. Today, it is known as the covered bridge capital; at one time there were numerous such bridges in the county. Sadly, time and mischief have reduced the number to just three bridges today.

The Museum is now taking orders for the Bicentennial Edition of the Blount County Heritage Book. This edition is now at the publishinh house and will be available in the late fall.

Cost of this edition is $75.00 plus $5.00 S/H.

To reserve a copy, complete the order form and remit it with a check or money order payable to the Blount County Historical Society, P. O. Box 45, Oneonta, AL 35121.

While you're here, please review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you wanted listed on ourevents page, just call the museum or email the Museum with your notice (no ads, please).

Also, stop by and visit with us for a while; we're conveniently located just south of the Courthouse in Oneonta. The Museum hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Also, visit our Facebook Page. We aren't a large museum, but there's a lot to see. We have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies and knowledgeable family researchers available.

Museum Musings

The new quarter began at the BCHA July meeting with an introduction of Footprints in the Dust, Darnell Whited's accounts of life along the Old Tuscaloosa Road. This road, described by Mary Gordan Duffy's accounts of early Alabama, ran from the Tennessee River, through what today is Cleveland, Alabama, through Elyton Village to Tuscaloosa. The life of the families who lived along thee Cleveland stretch is told through the eyes of a young girl as she grew up during the days of World War II.

We've changed the displays for the summer quarter, too. Drop by when you re in the neighborhood. We would be pleased to tell you about them, maybe help you in solving world affairs, or just talking about the weather.

We have an active group of FaceBook® followers, and we invite everyone to drop in from time to time. It's also a source of additional information about various County family's histories, as well of the County's history and heritage.

Bicentennial Passport

This is an authentic guide to Alabama's historic destinations and their history. Presented by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission with its co-sponsors Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Airbus, Verizon, and Alabama NewsCenter, the PastPort encourages people of all ages to explore ourthe state. The guide features destinations — historic sites, museums, and landmarks — in each of the State's 67 counties. The Passport provides historical information and beautifully designed original artwork by the Birmingham-based firm Tatum Design. The PastPort is available as an engaging, 174-page printed PastPort featuring nearly 300 destinations statewide. Travelers can have their Pastport stamped at select sites in each of Alabama's 67 counties. The PaspPort is available for purchase online at the Blount County Memorial Museum. At $10.00, it is a bargain.

For more information about the Passport, visit the Passport home page.

For Our Veterans

Stop by and pick up a copy of these nicely done books. There's no charge, either.

Planning a Tour?

The Museum provides guides for touring groups visiting Blount County. Please complete the tour notice form to request a knowledgeable guide.

Whether it's a visit to the covered bridges, Palisades Park, County Caves, or a working farm, we're always pleased to tell about our County.

Blount County Roots?

If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $10.00/year. The BCHS meets quarterly and provides supporting services to Operation Grateful Heart and the Blount County Memorial Museum. Just download an application form complete it and mail it with payment.

Have a Wedding, Family Reunion or other Event?

Contact the Blountsville Historical Park @ 205-429-2468 to reserve the Large Pavilion.The Park is open Thurday – Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm .

Tips for Family Researchers

Besides information about our County's history, there are tips for family historians, which reflect the findings of veteran family researchers.

Page last updated August 8, 2018.
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