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Gallery: Downtown Hanceville

Featuring 18 photos of historic places

I decided to combine a recent visit to the Cullman historic places with a visit to Hanceville. I recently learned that the town had some nice historic sites of its own and wanted to see them in person while I was so close.

Hanceville is known regionally as home to Wallace State Community College which has over 40 buildings spread across a campus of over 300 acres. One of the newer buildings is the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.

Over at the old part of town, a Downtown Revitalization Committee was formed by the mayor and city council in about 2014-15. I like what theyve done to the place. 

One pleasant surprise are the nice murals found on just about every available brick wall. Here’s a few photos from the trip:

Just outside of Hanceville, The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament at the Our Lady of Angels Monastery sits on a strip of land between the curves of a big creek. As you probably already know, it’s home of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration Franciscan nuns.

Hanceville is about halfway between Huntsville and Birmingham just a few miles from I-65. It would be logical to combine a visit to Hanceville with a visit to the Ave Maria Grotto and other historic, shopping or recreational places in the Cullman area as I did. Or, perhaps combine it with a trip to the covered bridges in neighboring Blount County.

Thanks for scrolling to the bottom of the page! Please see my articles about nearby historic places:

Gallery: Ave Maria Grotto and St. Bernard Abbey

Exploring Cullman: One of north Alabama’s most unique Southern Outings