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About Gadsden

Welcome to Gadsden, Alabama, a truly southern city rich in history, beauty, charm and a friendly down-home atmosphere. 

The Coosa River runs through our city which gives us a lot to offer tourists and residents alike. Gadsden is host to several bass fishing tournaments.

 Noccalula Falls is also located in Gadsden. It is a family destination that not only features a gorgeous waterfall, playground, miniature golf, train rides, primitive village, and wedding chapel, walking and biking trails, but is also known as the beginning point for the World's Longest Yard Sale held the first weekend in August and Smoke on the Falls, an annual barbeque competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

For golf enthusiasts, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail is nearby, along with many other public and private golf courses. Additionally, Gadsden is a short drive from the Talladega Speedway, a NASCAR fan's annual destination and Birmingham's Barber Motorsports Park, for those who love Indy Car Racing and the Honda Indy Grand Prix held in April. 


Downtown Gadsden, Inc. sponsors First Friday each month, where Broad Street shuts down and the downtown is alive with vendors, vintage cars, music, shopping and food.  Additionally, they sponsor Third Thursdays which is also held downtown and features area musicians and bands.


Gadsden is conveniently located to major cities such as Birmingham, Anniston, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia.  

A wide range of homes are available in price and location, including waterfronts, brow views, golf course, and many medium and lower income values. Our housing market remains stable partly due to our area not experiencing the extreme high's other locations have. 

We invite you to visit our city. We have a lot to offer and is a great place to live!


Local Links: 

Gadsden Etowah Tourism -

 Gadsden Chamber of Commerce -

Etowah County -

The City of Gadsden -

The City of Southside -

The City of Rainbow City -

Downtown Gadsden, Inc. -


Gadsden Commercial Development Authority -

The Gadsden Times -