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Blount County, Alabama


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Statistics & Facts

The Alabama state capital is Montgomery.
The population of Snead is approximately 632 (1990), 835 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 282 (1990), 374 (2010).
The amount of land area in Snead is 13.011 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.051 sq kilometers.
The distance from Snead to Washington DC is 638 miles.
The distance to the Alabama state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Snead is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 86.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in the general Birmingham area
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History & History Related Items

Snead is located in the northeast corner of Blount County. The distance to the Marshall and Etowah County lines is only approx. 2 miles. Snead is located in a very good agricultural area as it is on the lover edge of Sand Mountain. The first settlement and businesses were established in 1853 and nave strived since to become a prosperous community. Mr. John Jackson received a land grant in the area in 1853 and started the community. In this time period, the east edge of Blount county joined Creek and Cherokee indian territory. The first industry was a flour and grist mill build by Dr. White in 1874. He build a store at the same time. The store was of the general type in the early rural American country. They sold dry goods, feed, seed, fertilizer and food items. Dr. White adopted a nine year old negro boy and raised him to manhood. Later he came under the influence of an evil white man and burned Dr. White's store and shot the doctor. In 1882 John Snead was the first Postmaster. The town was organized as a municipality in the 1960's and has a Water, and sewer system, parks and swimming pool. Home industries have moved into the area and growth is very evident.
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The founding of Snead


Snead City Government

Snead Town Hall
87608 US Highway 278
Snead, AL 35952-9637
Phone: 205-466-3200

Snead Fire Dept
87656 US Highway 278
Snead, AL 35952-9637
Phone: 205-466-3200

Snead Police Dept
87169 US Highway 278 E
Snead, AL 35952
Phone: 205-466-3200

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