Welcome to Cullman!
Founded in 1873 by German refugee Colonel John G. Cullmann, Cullman is known for its early agricultural success and ability to accommodate widespread industrial projects. With a population currently hovering just over 15,000, Cullman is the county seat and largest of Cullman County‘s 13 municipalities. Cullman is located halfway between Birmingham and Huntsville and is the epicenter for multiple major highway systems. Cullman offers an impressive array of local attractions, hotels, restaurants, retail establishments, educational and medical facilities, and access to cultural, sporting, and entertainment events. Cullman supports progressive economic development, technological advancements, and creative quality-of-life endeavors. Cullman offers 21st Century living while maintaining the quintessential Southern charm that immediately engages visitors. Cullman is an ideal community to stay a while … or a lifetime!
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government.
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Cullman has a diverse and growing business community, and with a 4.8% unemployment rate, a 9.00% sales tax and an extremely low crime rate, Cullman is an ideal environment to start a family, own a business, work, play, worship, shop, live. In 2014, Cullman received a Silver Excellence in Economic Development Award for Business Retention & Expansion from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC); was ranked #5 as Most Business Friendly City in Alabama by the Alabama Policy Institute; and was named the #2 U.S. Micropolitan Area by Site Selection magazine. In addition, Cullman was named #1 in Alabama for New & Expanding Industry in 2016 and 2013 rankings by the State of Alabama, and Southern Business & Development magazine ranked Cullman the #6 Community that is a Manufacturing Location No-Brainer. MORE >
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Cullman annually hosts numerous local, regional and national events including tournaments, festivals and fairs while offering an impressive array of local attractions, parks, hotels, restaurants and retail establishments as well as expanded shopping, cultural, sporting and entertainment opportunities due to its convenient location between Birmingham and Huntsville.
Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism has been an innovative leader in providing quality recreation opportunities to the residents of Cullman and the surrounding areas for over 30 years. Established in 1979, the department offers 10 parks, a golf course, and 5 recreational facilities offering activities for all ages and interests including athletics, senior programs, community events, aquatics, fitness, arts, and more. The department has won numerous state and national awards for its large scale impact on the community, serving as a catalyst for the tourism industry in Cullman as well as providing nationally recognized facilities and programs for the area’s population. MORE >