Getting to Know the Holly Pond Community
Literally a one-stoplight town, Holly Pond has a population of less than 800 (as of 2012 estimates) and a land area under 3.5 square miles.This small town is big on Southern warmth and welcome, however, making it an ideal option for those who want to get away from it all.
Holly Pond is the hometown of Guy Hunt. Hunt served as governor of the state from 1987-93 and has the distinction of being the first Republican to be elected to the office since the days of Reconstruction (as well as the first governor to be ousted from his position). There’s a Guy Hunt Library and Museum in town. Another well-known native son is instrument maker Arlin Moon, whom the Alabama State Council on the Arts recognized as a master folk artist in 1985.
The town is served by three schools under Cullman County Schools – Holly Pond Elementary, Holly Pond Middle and Holly Pond High. All are top-performing schools and students here consistently score high on the state’s various standards-based tests. Holly Pond High also has an extensive athletics program.
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Holly Pond is just around 15 minutes away from the heart of Cullman and is in a primarily agricultural area. There are still working farms in Holly Springs and many homes come with large lots. Those who enjoy country living will feel right at home here and there are plenty of options for outdoor recreation. Close by you’ll find the Ave Maria Grotto, one of Cullman County’s biggest attractions. Extending across four acres, this park contains miniature reproductions – 125 in total – of some of the world’s most famous shrines and buildings, earning it the nickname of “Jerusalem in Miniature.” It’s been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.