Resting in the foothills of the Appalachians, Walker County, Alabama, covers 805 square miles of rolling terrain and is home to over 64,000 residents. Founded on December 26, 1823, the county was named for John Williams Walker, who served as Alabama’s first U.S. Senator.
Only a 20-minute drive from downtown Birmingham, Walker County offers the accessibility of a major metro area mixed with the charm of small-town living. This includes a growing retail hub and industrial base, affordable housing, award-winning healthcare facilities, and an abundance of outdoor and family activities.
Walker County boasts 42 miles of interstate—including I-22 that runs from Birmingham to Memphis—and a four-lane highway that cuts through the heart of the county, making it an ideal destination for both small businesses and national brands. As a result, coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants, and major retail chains continue to pop up throughout the county. From Industrial Boulevard to Highway 118 to Main Street, Walker County houses a perfect blend of industrial, professional, and retail commerce.
Also paramount to the county is a high-quality public education system. Walker County is home to five high schools, three junior high schools, three middle schools, five elementary schools, one center for technology, and one alternative school, as well as Bevill State Community College, a two-year educational institution serving a seven-county region.
Lastly, the county offers enough activities to satisfy the most avid of outdoorspeople. Residents and visitors alike may fish at nearby Smith Lake or Walker County Lake, walk trails, enjoy parks and green spaces, and other activities such as kayaking, biking, camping, hiking, and waterskiing.
So, come see all the amenities and quality of life that Walker County has to offer. You’ll be glad you did.