Hartselle, class of 2009, designated 2012, hartselle.org
Located in Morgan County in north-central Alabama, Hartselle was incorporated in 1875 and named for George Hartselle, a founding father whose descendants still live in the area. Considered a strategic location alongside the South and North Alabama Railroad, the budding village was originally located a half-mile north of the present downtown area and had to relocate at the railroad’s request because the slopes of the old site made it impractical as a train stop and station.
With a population of just over 15,400, Hartselle is the second largest city in the county and considered a bedroom community of Huntsville, which is 35 miles southwest. In 2022, Hartselle debuted its new municipal building (a redesign and remodel of the former Wells Fargo location) as well as a professionally envisioned municipal logo – all part of a strategic endeavor to visually update the community, not only for its citizens, but for recruiting new business and industry. In addition, Hartselle offers numerous recreational opportunities including parks, playgrounds, walking/biking trails and ball fields as well as aquatic and senior centers. A variety of popular community festivals are also held throughout the year.
200 Sparkman Street NW Hartselle, AL 35640 |