Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1875 with J. Fletcher Turney serving as the first mayor.
*Cotton was king from 1870 through 1960. It was the primary cash crop of area farmers.
*Hartselle was an important center for fruit, berry and timber production in North Alabama.
*Hartselle Pond, located north of town, was the center of social activities until it mysteriously disappeared in the early 1900s.
*The first county high school was located here in 1909.
*The famous hymn, "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" was written at the Oden House in 1887.
*The Bank of Hartselle was robbed by 15 men in 1926 and the crime was never solved.
*In 1900, the population of Hartselle was 670.
*The Census Bureau estimated the population in 2007 to be 13, 649.
|Placed By||Alabama Tourism Department & the City of Hartselle|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 6:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 506151 N 3811348|
|Decimal Degrees||34.44363333, -86.93303333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 34° 26.618', W 86° 55.982'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||34° 26' 37.08" N, 86° 55' 58.92" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 110 Railroad St SW, Hartselle AL 35640, US|
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