Boaz is located atop the Sand Mountain Plateau in Marshall County in northeast Alabama between Gadsden and Guntersville. It is only 77 miles from Birmingham and 57 miles from Huntsville. The Boaz economy grew from the soil of Sand Mountain, named for its sandy soil that creates ideal farmland in a mild climate. In earlier days, the city served as a magnet that drew farmers looking for supplies and other necessities of life not produced on the farm. Farmers also came to Boaz to distribute their fruits of labor.
Although Boaz was primarily a town built upon the agriculture sector, it now possesses a diverse industry base, including 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, and the historic downtown area is still home to local small businesses. Boaz also has a golf course, campground, bowling alley, movie theater, and many fast-food restaurants.
Snead State Community College is a local community college within walking distance to downtown Boaz. Snead State considers its students to be the college’s greatest asset. They demonstrate the potential to be motivators, leaders, and world-changers and come to the college searching for knowledge and support to pursue their career and life choices. Snead State also has many opportunities to participate in competitive athletics, including volleyball, dance, cheerleading, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s golf and tennis.
Boaz has many historical landmarks throughout the city, including the Thomas A. Snellgrove Homestead, Snead Junior College Historic District, Edward Fenns Whitman House, and Julia Street Memorial United Methodist Church. All are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for Marshall County, Alabama. The local Rotary Club built a park in memory of an iconic Boaz citizen named Tom Gilbreath, which is located close to the 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 students outside of the attendance zone based on seats available. The Boaz City School System’s mission is an expectation of excellence every day 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 in the Boaz area, where you will find wonderful churches and neighborhoods. Living in the Boaz area is both a blessing and a privilege. Boaz is rich in beauty, tranquility, hospitality, and southern delight. We look forward to seeing you soon in Boaz.Community Website, Facebook,
112 North Broad Street, Boaz, AL 35957 | 256-593-8105