Boaz, Alabama is located atop the Sand Mountain Plateau, located in Marshall County, and is in northeast Alabama between Gadsden and Guntersville, and only 77 miles from Birmingham and 57 miles from Huntsville. The Boaz economy grew from the soil of Sand Mountain, which is labeled for its sandy soil primarily because it was ideal farm land with a mild climate. In earlier days, the city served as a magnet which drew farmers looking for supplies and other necessities of life that were not produced on the farm. Farmers also came to Boaz to dispose of their fruits of labor.
Although Boaz was primarily a town built upon the agriculture sector, it now possesses a diverse industry base. Such industries include: automotive parts manufacturing and distributing, pipe fittings, railroad and transit supplies, recycling, and parts for the aircraft industry. Boaz was the nearest shopping center for many communities atop the mountain. The Historic Downtown area still offers some local small businesses. Boaz also offers a golf course, camp ground, bowling alley, movie theatre, and many fast food restaurants. Snead State Community College is a local community college that sits within walking distance to downtown. Snead State Community College considers their students to be the College’s greatest asset. Their students demonstrate the potential to be motivators, leaders, and world-changers. They come to Snead State searching for knowledge and support to pursue the career and life choices they have made. Snead State also has many opportunities to participate in competitive athletics including, Volleyball, Dance, Cheerleading, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Men’s and Women’s Golf and Tennis
We have many histroical landmarks thru out the city. Some of those are: the Snelling homestead, Snead community college historic district, the Whitman house, and Julia Street Methodist Church. All of those that are listed are on the historical places in Alabama website. Our local rotary club built a park in memory of an iconic man in Boaz by the name of Mr. Tom Gilbreath. The park is located close to our recreation center.
The Boaz City School System (BCSS) is made up of five schools- Boaz High School, Boaz Middle School, Boaz Intermediate School, Corley Elementary School, and Boaz Elementary School. Additionally, the Boaz Community Education Learning Center serves as an extended learning opportunity center. The school system serves students within the city limits of Boaz and other students outside of the attendance zone based on seats available. The mission of the Boaz City School System is an expectation of excellence everyday by everyone.
Improving the quality of life for the community has been a focus. Boaz promotes knowledge and education through the Boaz City School system and the resources offered by Snead State Community College.
The friendliest people around await you here in the Boaz, Alabama area, where you will find wonderful churches and neighborhoods. Living in the Boaz area is both a blessing and a privilege. Boaz possesses a tradition rich in beauty and tranquility, of hospitality and southern delight. We look forward to seeing you soon in Boaz.Community Website, Facebook,
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