Blount County’s proximity to Birmingham makes it one of the fastest growing counties in Alabama. The county, which was founded in February 1818, is filled with natural beauty and an abundance of outdoor attractions. It is also home to several covered bridges that were constructed in the 1920s. The Blount County Memorial Museum in Oneonta is dedicated to the history of county residents who have served in the military. Rickwood Caverns State Park near Warrior provides an opportunity to tour caves with intriguing geological formations and fossilized marine animals.