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Calhoun County

Discover Life in Anniston

Located less than five miles north of Oxford, Anniston offers various environmental, educational, and unique attractions – perfect for our residents, guests, and families. Awarded the prestigious All-American City Award in 1978, Anniston is home to over 20,000 people and full of Southern charm and hospitality.

The city is within driving distance of the Georgia border and sits just over an hour from Birmingham, offering residents the opportunity to enjoy the history and beauty of a small town with easy access to larger metropolitan destinations. Click here to read our blog, “Sweet Home Alabama: Discover Life & Senior Living in Anniston,” to learn more!

Calhoun County

Nestled in Calhoun County

Located in northeastern Alabama, Calhoun County is home to our vibrant senior care community. Initially named “Benton County” after Thomas Hart Benton, Calhoun County borders the Coosa River and consists of 611 square miles with fewer than 115,000 people. The county is known by visitors for being small, quaint, and inviting.

Today, Calhoun County is home to several cities rich in history featuring shopping areas, landmarks, parks, and welcoming environments. The county frequently hosts parades, expositions, and county fairs that celebrate this history and offer exciting activities for residents and visitors.

A few of the larger cities widely known in the area include Anniston, Jacksonville, Piedmont, and Oxford.

Fort McClellan History

The History of Fort McClellan

Formerly called Camp McClellan, Fort McClellan is a historical landmark located on the outskirts of Anniston, Alabama. Although the fort is not used for military purposes any longer, it was once home to almost 500,000 U.S. Army soldiers in World War II. In 2009, an act allowed the fort to be repurposed for other uses, and the area has since been transformed into a beautiful, relaxing community.

The Fort McClellan area offers various historical learning opportunities and features the Mountain Longleaf National Wildlife Refuge, established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. Portions of the refuge are open to the public and allow tourists to observe wildlife, hike, and take photos. Volunteer opportunities are also available for those who would like to contribute to the development of the refuge..

To learn more about the refuge, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website.