Rainsville was incorporated in 1956. Rainsville’s business community features a variety of industry, along with professionals such as healthcare providers and lawyers, and retail stores. Due to a large number of businesses in the healthcare sector, and with four banks in the city, Rainsville could easily be considered the healthcare and financial hub of Sand Mountain. The industrial sector’s most notable products include church furniture, steel products, cardboard bailers, and plastic parts for new Honda mini vans. The Rainsville Chamber of Commerce Inc. has about 125 members, and there are over 250 businesses in the city.
Did you know?
Rainsville is named in honor of Will Rains who opened an eight-by-twelve foot log general store at the crossroads in 1902.
Rainsville’s nickname, “The Crossroads of Sand Mountain,” is derived from the fact that it is located at the crossroads of two important transportation routes: Alabama Highway 35 and Alabama Highway 75.
Rainsville was Alabama’s fastest growing incorporated town of the 1960s with a 269.5 percent population growth between the 1960 census and the 1970 census.
Things to do in Rainsville
- Rainsville Golf and Country Club
- Rainsville Public Library
- Tom Bevill Enrichment Center
- Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center
- Orchard Lanes of Rainsville
- Katy’s Katfish
- Northeast Alabama Community College Theatre
- Plainview High School Sporting Events
- Rainsville Farmers Market
- Little James’ BBQ
115 Main Street West (AL Hwy 35) Rainsville, AL 35986 |