This year I decided to travel to each of the 67 counties in Alabama to photograph the courthouses. I did not spend a great deal of time at each stop. There are varied styles throughout the state.
Blount County was created on February 6, 1818, from land ceded to the Federal Government by the Creek Indians in 1814. The county is named for Governor Willie Blount of Tennessee. Blount provided assistance to settlers in Alabama during the Creek War of 1813-14. It is sometimes known as the mineral region of Alabama. Blount County is bordered by Cullman, Marshall, Etowah, Jefferson, Walker, and St. Clair Counties.
Blount County has been dubbed the “Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama”. It has more historic covered bridges standing within a single county than any other in the state. The county celebrates a Covered Bridge Festival every autumn in Oneonta to commemorate its three remaining covered bridges; The Swann Covered Bridge, the Horton Mill Covered Bridge, and the Easley Covered Bridge. Blount County is also as many outdoor activities, Rickwood Caverns State Park and Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River.