Grant, Alabama

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Grant, Alabama
Buildings on Main Street
Buildings on Main Street
Nickname(s): "Home of the DAR Patriots"
Motto(s): "...a scenic mountain town"
Location of Grant in Marshall County, Alabama.
Location of Grant in Marshall County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°30′10″N 86°15′19″W / 34.50278°N 86.25528°W / 34.50278; -86.25528
Country United States
State Alabama
County Marshall
 • Total 1.85 sq mi (4.79 km2)
 • Land 1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 1,227 ft (374 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 896
 • Estimate (2017)[2] 908
 • Density 492.41/sq mi (190.16/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35747
Area code(s) 256
FIPS code 01-31096
GNIS feature ID 0119235

Grant is a town in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Grant was 896;[3] it is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. The town incorporated in November 1945.[4]


Grant was settled in the late 1830s, and a post office was established in 1887. The town was named in honor of General Ulysses S. Grant, as many residents in the area had supported the Union during the American Civil War.[4]

In the early 1920s, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) established the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School in Grant as part of a program to build schools in areas that lacked access to public education. The school, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, still serves K-12 students, and remains the only K-12 school owned and operated by the DAR.[4][5]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land.[3] Grant is located on the plateau of Gunters Mountain. A historical cave, Cathedral Caverns, lies just north of Grant near Kennamer Cove. The town is concentrated along County Road 5 (Cathedral Caverns Highway, signed as Main Street in Grant) near the northern edge of Gunters Mountain, though the town includes corridors along CR 5 southward across the mountain to the shore of Guntersville Lake, and eastward along Baker Street to the edge of the mountain.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2017908[2]1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2013 Estimate[7]

As of the census of 2000, there were 665 people, 279 households, and 200 families residing in the town. The population density was 375.8 people per square mile (145.1/km²). There were 306 housing units at an average density of 172.9/sq mi (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.54% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 1.05% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 0.30% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 279 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $45,417. Males had a median income of $35,795 versus $29,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,014. About 6.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Grant town, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c James Kaetz, "Grant," Encyclopedia of Alabama, 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ Leslie Tucker, Christy Anderson, and Trina Brinkley, Kate Duncan Smith Daughters of the American Revolution School, National Register of Historic Places inventory form, 19 November 2001.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 34°30′10″N 86°15′19″W / 34.502899°N 86.255378°W / 34.502899; -86.255378