Walker County lies in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, about 16 miles northwest of Birmingham in the north central part of Alabama.
The Black Warrior River flows through the county, enhancing its natural beauty and creating a wealth of recreational opportunities.
Walker County is a community where nature is carefully preserved and its rich heritage is honored. It is also home to one of the largest earth and rock filled dams in the eastern United States, Lewis-Smith Dam. Smith Lake reservoir has 500 miles of shoreline, a length of 35 miles and is renowned as one of the nation’s cleanest lakes.
Business in Walker County is thriving, with an ample supply of skilled and trainable workers and easy access to road, rail, barge and air transportation. Walker County is the retail hub of a five-county area in Northwest Alabama, with a spacious mall, two Wal-Mart SuperCenters, and a Food World SuperCenter, as well as hundreds of other stores, restaurants and specialty shops.
Source: The Chamber of Commerce of Walker County, www.walkerchamber.us and Walker County Development Authority, www.wceida.com.