St. Clair County
St. Clair County, with a population of 64,742, is the sixth fastest growing county in the state and is Alabama’s most populated county. It is located at the end of the Appalachian Mountain Range in northeast central Alabama and covers 646 square miles. St. Clair County has two excellent interstate systems, 1-59 and 1-20, and two railroads, the Norfolk and CSX.
The widely traveled U.S. 231 runs from north to south right through the middle of Ashville, the county seat and Pell City, the largest city in the county. St. Clair County lies almost entirely within the Tennessee section of the Valley and Ridge province.
The eastern edge of the county is delineated by the Coosa River and the topography ranges from rolling to hilly in the southeastern part of the county, to valleys and ridges that trend northeastward in the central and northwestern part. The river has two dams, the H. Neely Henry Dam and the Logan Martin Dam, thus offering all kinds of water sports and recreation. St. Clair County is unequaled in natural beauty and has a rich and interesting history, in addition to a well-diversified economy with a strong agricultural base and modern industries.