Hartselle was founded in 1870 when the South and North Alabama Railroad was brought through the area. The town's name is derived from George Hartselle, one of the railroad's owners. Some of his descendants still live in the town to this day. The first Hartselle post office opened in 1873. Three years later, our first newspaper was published. Hartselle's first school was located at the present site of F. E. Burleson Elementary School. This school was called the "Union Male and Female College."
Average high temperatures in Hartselle climb to 90 degrees Fahrenheit in July and August, and average lows reach 30 degrees in January. The monthly precipitation average is 4.73 inches. Annual snowfall averages 2.6 inches.
Six public schools and a private school offer education to area students. In fact, our local school system has been rated as one of the best in the state. Higher education is available at a number of institutions that are within a 30-minute drive or less, including John C. Calhoun State Community College, the University of Alabama - Huntsville, George C. Wallace State Community College and Alabama A&M University.
Hartselle Medical Center serves local health care needs.
Our unique downtown is a great place to shop. Explore the various antique shops and the eclectic array of specialty stores.
The Depot Days Festival is held every autumn. This is a celebration of our railroad-based heritage that includes an arts-&-crafts show, car show, musical entertainment, tractor show, loads of food, a 5K and Fun Run, children's games and more.
Hartselle also works to keep its holidays special through the "Hartselle for the Holidays" event that begins each November. The Chamber of Commerce hosts this event which features a community-wide Thanksgiving service, a Christmas Parade, and numerous open houses that allow visitors to tour the dwellings of our friendly residents.
Many activities occur throughout the year at our Civic Center, and you can also enjoy frequent local banquets, neighborhood block parties, schools festivals and school band concerts.
Quail Creek Golf Course is a 460-acre resort that offers 18 holes of championship golf to sporting enthusiasts.
Trust us when we say that there's plenty more to enjoy in and around Hartselle than just what's listed here. Contact us today for additional information on our area and the properties we currently have available. We're confident that we can find you the home, business or land tract that you've been dreaming about.