Blount Springs, Alabama

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Blount Springs, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Blount Springs, Alabama is located in Alabama
Blount Springs, Alabama
Blount Springs, Alabama
Blount Springs, Alabama is located in the US
Blount Springs, Alabama
Blount Springs, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°55′52″N 86°47′39″W / 33.93111°N 86.79417°W / 33.93111; -86.79417Coordinates: 33°55′52″N 86°47′39″W / 33.93111°N 86.79417°W / 33.93111; -86.79417
Country United States
State Alabama
County Blount
Elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 114507[1]

Blount Springs is an unincorporated community in Blount County, Alabama United States.

Geography[edit]

The community is located three miles east of Interstate 65, approximately 28 miles (45 km) north of Birmingham and 28 miles south of Cullman.

History[edit]

Col. J. F. B. Jackson built a resort hotel in 1872 around the sulfur springs located in Blount Springs. In 1887, Jackson sold the land and hotel to James Sloss and his brother, Mack Sloss. Visitors to the springs occasionally made the four-mile trip to the northeast to visit the nearby Bangor Cave. Many notable patrons visited Blount Springs resort, including Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady. The resort burned down on June 3, 1915.[2]

In the late 1980s, Blount Springs Recolonization Partners began work on The Village at Blount Springs, the first stage of a 6,000-acre (24 km2) planned gated community designed by Duany, Plater-Zyberk architects on the former site of the Blount Springs resort.[3]

A post office operated under the name Blount Springs from 1830 to 1957.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 156
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

Blount Springs appeared on the 1880 U.S. Census as an incorporated town having 156 residents. It was the only time it appeared on census rolls.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blount Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Strange Alabama by Beverly Crider. "Bangor Cave - Underground Nightclub and Speakeasy | AL.com". Blog.al.com. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Blount Springs History". Blount Springs. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Blount County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 

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