Hammondville is located in northeastern DeKalb County in the northeastern part of the state, just west of the Georgia border. It has a mayor/city council form of government.


Council Bluffs School Hammondville was named after the Hammond family, which had been prominent in the town for years, including William Cook Hammond, who settled there in 1832. The town was incorporated in 1932 under the first mayor, Bleve Hammond, for whom the former Alabama National Guard Armory in the town, Fort W. B. Hammond, is named.


According to 2020 Census estimates, Hammondville recorded a population of 408. Of that number, 97.5 percent of respondents identified themselves as white, 1.5 percent as American Indian, and 1.0 percent as two or more races. The town's median household income was $52,885, and the per capita income was $29,450.


According to 2020 Census estimates, the workforce in Hammondville was divided among the following industrial categories:

  • Manufacturing (32.2 percent)
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance (17.8 percent)
  • Transportation and warehousing and utilities (11.7 percent)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services (11.1 percent)
  • Retail trade (6.7 percent)
  • Construction (5.6 percent)
  • Public administration (5.0 percent)
  • Professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services (3.9 percent)
  • Other services, except public administration (2.8 percent)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and extractive (1.7 percent)
  • Wholesale trade (1.1 percent)
  • Finance, insurance, and real estate, rental, and leasing (0.6 percent)


Students in Hammondville attend DeKalb County schools; no public schools are located within the town limits.


Much of Hammondville lies astride U.S. Route 11 which parallels Interstate 59 that runs through a northern section of the town.

Events and Places of Interest

Just south of Hammondville are DeSoto State Park that offers camping, fishing, and hiking and the Little River Canyon National Preserve that offers canoeing, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. The J. C. Larmore Home (ca. 1880) and Council Bluff School (ca. 1903) are on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.

Additional Resources

DeKalb County Heritage Book Committee. Heritage of DeKalb County, Alabama Clanton, Ala.: Heritage Publishing Consultants, 1998.

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