Oneonta, class of 2015, designated 2017, cityofoneonta.us
Nestled in the heart of Murphree’s Valley 35 miles northeast of Birmingham, the City of Oneonta is the county seat for Blount County. Incorporated in 1891, Oneonta is named for its sister city in New York which derives its name from a Mohawk word meaning “rocks sticking out” or “open rocks”. With a population of just under 7,000, this once small town comprised of a train depot, post office, telegraph office, three stores and only 12 residents, has flourished into a thriving example of how hometown ingenuity, intentional planning, focused leadership and Southern hospitality not only enhance local quality of life but attract visitors year-round.
Oneonta is minutes away from two premiere scenic parks and sports climbing venues, Historic Horse Pens 40 and Palisades Park, and has two nearby historic bridges, the Horton Mill Covered Bridge and Easley Covered Bridge. In addition, Oneonta’s historic downtown hosts not only a plethora of successful mom-and-pop businesses but many year-round activities because the entire area has been designated an entertainment district. The city’s annual Covered Bridge Festival and June Fling attract thousands every year.
202 3rd Avenue East Oneonta, AL 35121 | (205) 274-2150