Getting to Know the Johnson’s Crossing Community

Just a little over 6 miles south from downtown Cullman, Johnson’s Crossing is a quiet, leafy mainly residential community that still has more than a few farms in its immediate area. General Nathaniel B. Forrest’s cavalry rode through here in 1863 while chasing after Colonel Streight’s raiders.

U.S. Route 31 is the main thoroughfare here, connecting Johnson’s Crossing to Cullman as well as to Hanceville, its closest neighbor to the south. The highway also intersects with Interstate 65 in certain areas.

What’s Here

Whaley Mill Creek courses through the area and the verdant landscape also features other waterways as well as a sprinkling of ponds and lakes.  Those who want to go sport fishing, canoeing or kayaking can head to the over 21,000-acre Lewis Smith Lake, which is just a little more than a 20-minute drive to the west.

Johnson’s Crossing also enjoys a close proximity to the Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. Established here in 1966, the college has over 50 majors and is accredited to award associate’s degrees. It maintains partnerships and agreements with Athens State University, Auburn University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Troy University, and the University of Alabama.

School’s in the Area – 

Hanceville Elementary, Hanceville Middle and Hanceville High School are among the Public Schools.   There are several private schools as well throughout the area, including Cullman Christian School, Vinemont Christian Academy, Sacred Heart Catholic School, and more.  The Community College in this area is Wallace State Community College.

Real Estate – 

Like many other communities in the region, single-family homes are the dominant property type in Johnson’s Crossing and most of the residences here are either located on outsize lots or come with significant acreage. Many properties also come with agricultural and equestrian facilities.