Oneonta is located 35 miles NE of Birmingham and is nestled in the heart of beautiful Murphree’s Valley in the eastern part of Blount County. It was incorporated on February 18th, 1891 and became the county seat in 1897.
Oneonta was once a small town made up of a train depot (which has been moved and fully renovated), post office, telegraph office, three stores, and only twelve residents. At the 2010 census we had a population of 6,567. Over the years, Oneonta has expanded to support its rising population. Oneonta has kept its small town charm and appeal while still offering many shops and services that provide its residents and guests with everything needed.
The City’s newest addition, the City Hall complex, was opened in August of 2008. This facility contains the offices of the Mayor, City Manager, City Clerk, Public Works Director, and also the License and Permit Department, Inspection Department and is conveniently located next to the Municipal Court, new Police Department, and renovated Fire Department.
This website has been designed to make City information and services more accessible and to provide our residents and guests with up-to-date information and news on City services, activities, and notices. Our website will be constantly changing and growing as the City tries to increase the availability of its services and information through the internet.