Getting to Know the Hanceville Community

Home to Wallace State Community College as well as the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral at Our Lady of Angels Monastery, Hanceville is one of the fastest growing cities in Cullman Country. The community is resilient; despite being ravaged by the tornado outbreak that occurred on April 27, 2011, Hanceville and its residents displayed strength and a positive outlook.

Located in north-central Alabama, Hanceville is just a mere 10 miles away from the I-65. It was founded on May 28, 1879 and is home to locations listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. The most famous of these landmarks is the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Cathedral at the Our Lady of Angels Monastery. This monastery attracts pilgrims from all over, and offers daily masses, spiritual activities, and an area for reflection.

Services and Facilities

You can say that people living Hanceville are well cared for. The city provides services and amenities to approximately 3,000 residents. Some of the services that Hanceville residents enjoy include fire protection, full police protection, and sewer and sanitation services. Hanceville also offers its residents a wide array of recreational activities and facilities. Located all throughout the community are parks, playground areas, and picnic grounds. You and your friends can channel your inner Wimbledon tennis superstar in one of Hanceville’s numerous tennis courts, or relax and enjoy the day at one of the walking trails in the city. Residents can beat the heat at Hanceville’s community swimming pool, or meet their neighbors at the recreation center.


One of Hanceville’s sources of pride is the Wallace State Community College, a two-year institution for higher learning. The community college offers its students various programs through the relationships it has fostered with different universities such as Athens State University, the University of Alabama, and Auburn University. Hanceville is served by the Cullman County Board of Education.  The city’s schools employ over 50 teachers and educate more than 1,000 young minds.