Athens, Alabama, the county seat, is a city of Classic Southern Character with a population of approximately 26,000 residents. One of the fastest growing cities in the state of Alabama, Athens is next door to Huntsville and is home to a wide range of historical attractions, festivals and events, shopping, and dining.
The Town of Ardmore has a population of around 1,200 and shares its border with Ardmore, TN. Ardmore has a charming downtown and is home to the Saturn IB rocket at the Alabama Welcome Center, just south of the Tennessee border on Interstate 65.
Several miles north of Athens, and a few miles south of the Alabama-Tennessee state line, Elkmont is home to the Richard Martin Trail that runs along the old rail line that was so instrumental in the development of this community. Elkmont is home to several industries including Snap On Tools, EFI Automotive, and part of the Aviagen operation.
Mooresville is the first town incorporated by the Alabama Territorial Legislature, on November 16, 1818. Often referred to as “Alabama’s Williamsburg,” the entire town of Mooresville is included in the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the state’s most intact historical villages. Historic homes and buildings, gracious gardens and tree-shaded streets make a visit to Mooresville seem like a step back in time.