The City of Hanceville was founded on May 28, 1879. Located in North-Central Alabama less than 10 miles from Interstate 65. With a population of around 3,000 Hanceville is the second largest city in Cullman County, Alabama's fastest growing county.
Governed by a Mayor and five-member City Council, Hanceville offers full police protection, fire protection and sanitation services to all of its citizens. Sewer services are also available. Hanceville is a positive and progressive community that is moving forward with the rest of the Cullman County area.
Hanceville parks offer tennis courts, ball fields, a swimming pool, picnic pavilions, fishing, playground areas and a walking trails for citizens to enjoy.
Hanceville offers many opportunities for industrial development, including sites in the Hanceville Industrial Park. Industries help boost Hanceville's economy and provide jobs for its citizens.
The City of Hanceville is home to Wallace State Community College, which is a fine college providing seamless educational opportunities from early high school entry to the graduate level. Wallace State students may take advantage of our University Center partnerships and special articulation agreements, including those with Athens State University, the University of Alabama, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Auburn University, and Troy University.
The historic April 27, 2011 tornado outbreak that struck the southeast, Cullman County including the Hanceville community was hit hard. However, the people of this county kept moving forward. With tremendous support, Hanceville showed their positve attitude and committment to progressively move toward the future!