"The Friendly City"
The City of Sumiton is located on the eastern edge of Walker County and the city limits extend into Jefferson County. Some of the friendliest people on the planet live here.
Within the last several years Sumiton has grown extensively with the addition of several national chain stores and lots of new restaurants, and many other local businesses which combined make Sumiton a bustling area of commerce.
Sumiton is also the home of Bevill State Community College which has grown exponentially over the last several years. Sumiton School which is K-8 is one of the largest schools in Walker County.
The Library which is located at city hall has a large selection of books for the entire family. Also available for Library visitors is a computer with Internet access which is ideal for research, job hunting, and educational pursuits.
There are upscale subdivisions and charming older homes in the area depending on your tastes. Sumiton recently completed construction of a multi-function Senior Citizen Center which server the people of Sumiton and surrounding communities. The Senior Center is a hub of activity for Seniors and a place where they can meet, play games, eat hot meals and enjoy companionship. The Senior Center is also a safe shelter for the community during violent weather situations. Click here for photos of the Senior Center.
All of this together makes Sumiton is a great place to raise your family.
On the first Saturday in October (October 6th 2007), the city is the home of "The Frog Festival." The annual FrogFest draws thousands people to downtown Sumiton. Music, Arts & Crafts, great food, and street performers all contribute to a carnival atmosphere that people love.
This year's festival will be even bigger and better than last year.
Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis, the city council welcome you to come for a visit and see for yourself why they call Sumiton, Alabama "The Friendly City."