St. Clair County was established on November 20, 1818 by the Alabama Territory. The original county seat was incorporated and named “Ashville” in honor of John Ash. In 1907 a second county seat was established in Pell City because of the difficulty of the southern residents in crossing Backbone Mountain.
Because of a series of dams on the Coosa River, St. Clair County is home to Logan Martin Land & Neely Henry Lake. Horse Pens 40, a private outdoor park on top of Chandler Mountain, is located in the northern part of the county.
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There are two main public school systems in St. Clair County: Pell City Schools and St. Clair County Schools. Jefferson State Community College has a campus located in Pell City. It is located near Birmingham which provides several opportunities to attend a major university including UAB, Samford & Birmingham Southern.
The County contains 654 square miles, 632 in land and 22 in water. St. Clair County is served by two major Interstate: I-65, & I-20 and four U.S. Highways 78, 231, and 11.
Courthouse in Pell City
Logan Martin Lake
Canoe Creek Park
The County has an estimated population of 86,576 as of a 2016 census.
St. Clair County is governed by the Blount County Commission, consisting of five members, four are Commissioners and the fifth is the Chairman. It alternates meetings between the Ashville and Pell City courthouses
There are over 150 churches in the County, representing faiths of all denominations.
St. Vincent’s St. Clair, the only hospital in the county, is licensed for 40 beds. Services include med/surg and ICU units, a 24/7 emergency room, and inpatient and outpatient surgical services, including a GI lab. Other services include respiratory care, neurological services, orthopedics and sports medicine, physical, occupational and speech therapy, diabetes education and pain management. St. Vincent’s St. Clair also has transitional care, a sleep disorders center and an advanced wound care center.