Founding of Cullman
traveling around the country and arriving in North
Alabama the impression was made upon my mind that if
this country was filled up with good farmers it would
be the garden spot of America. I found here all that
I had been looking for, all that I regarded as necessary
to make good homes: there was here combined these things
to an extent not equaled by any other place I had seen." -
Col. John G. Cullmann, 1877
founded in 1873 by Col. John
G. Cullmann, a German settler. Cullman County was
established on January 24, 1877 by the Alabama Legislature
of Blount, Morgan, and Winston Counties. To learn more
about the founding of Cullman and the early history of
and Cullman County, click on the link below.
By Rich Partain
Cullman County Economic Development
years prior to the founding of Cullman, America was at
war. Union loyalists and Confederate secessionists were
meeting on the field of battle to decide whether or not
the country would continue as one or be broken in half
over such issues as the rights of states and slave ownership.
Following a major conflict in middle Tennessee, Union
Col. Abel D. Streight of the 51st Indiana Infantry decided
to make a daring raid ...
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One can hardly
travel in Alabama without happening across reminders
of the state's
Native American heritage.
Names like Tuscaloosa, Autauga, Cherokee,
and Conecuh are prevalent among our cities, towns
and counties. In fact, the name Alabama is said
to have come from a Choctaw word meaning "thicket
Unlike many other places in the state, Cullman County's
name did not come from the languages of the American Indian.
That fact notwithstanding, the county is home to portions
of both the High Town Path and the Black Warrior's
Path, two major throughfares used by Native Americans for
thousands of years before this country was settled by Europeans.
In addition to historically significant sites, the county
is also home to the Tribal Office of the Echota Cherokee,
whose yearly Indian Festival brings in visitors from throughout
southeastern U.S. and beyond. To learn more about Cullman
County's Native American roots, click on the link below.