Rainsville, class of 2013, designated 2015, rainsvillealabama.com
Located in DeKalb County in the northeast corner of the state, Rainsville was named for Will Rains, the first settler on the site who opened a small general store in 1902. The community, which rests atop the large scenic plateau known as Sand Mountain, was incorporated in 1956 and is ideally located near larger cities with easy access to major transportation routes. Outdoor recreation opportunities such as fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, bird watching and outdoor photography abound in this region filled with rivers, lakes, mountains, caverns and canyons.
With a population of just over 5,500. Rainsville could easily be considered the healthcare and financial hub of Sand Mountain due to many banks and businesses in the healthcare sector. The industrial sectors most notable products include church furniture, steel products, cardboard bailers and plastic parts for new Honda mini vans. Rainsville has a city park with a swimming pool, tennis courts, a walking track, picnic tables and a playground, as well as a sports complex with baseball and softball fields and a separate softball complex.
115 Main Street West (AL Hwy 35) Rainsville, AL 35986 |