Nearby National Fores
Fondly known as the “land of a thousand waterfalls,” William B. Bankhead National Forest is one of those bastions of nature and protected land that give Alabama all of its natural beauty. Not too far from Cullman, and consisting of more than 180,000 acres of forested areas, clear springs, and peaceful lakes, this area is popular for trail hiking, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, boating, and more. It is one of four national forests in Alabama, and home to the only National Wild and Scenic River in the state, the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. Perfect for a weekend getaway or some old-fashioned camping.
Originally founded by Colonel John G. Cullman, a German native as well as a forward-thinking leader, Cullman has always been a town that embraces its heritage and welcomes other Germanic peoples warmly. It all began shortly after its founding in 1873, when the first five families moved in, and the town began to prosper. During the short period of Cullman’s existence, he saw more than 100,000 Germans immigrate to the United States, with many of them making the town with his namesake their new home. This led to a bustling and prosperous town that still thrives today.