Ragland, originally known as Trout Creek, has a population of 1,807. Trout Creek was a farming town until coal was discovered. Coal and other minerals brought industrialists from Atlanta, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. It quickly became the industrial center of the county, having brick and cement manufacturing, as well as coal mining. Ragland was incorporated in 1899.

Historical Sites
  • A monument near Ragland recalls Fort Strother, a supply camp built by Andrew Jackson in 1813 and used during the Indian Wars
  • The Hipps Home is a Sears Roebuck house ordered from the mail order company in 1922
  • The old Ragland Bank Building, circa 1910, has been renovated and is now an art studio (205-472- 3157)
  • The train station has been restored as the Ragland Depot Museum and houses many artifacts of railroad history and Ragland history
Things to Do
  • Alice in Wonderland Doll House is a family home completely given over to a doll collection: 205-472-2255
  • Antiques can be purchased at Chandler's Antique Shop: 205-472-2751
  • Fishing, boating, picnicking, and swimming are activities enjoyed at Ten Island Park near Neely Henry Dam: 205-472-2104
  • The annual Trout Creek Day brings vendors with arts and crafts, entertainment, and food
Places to Stay
  • American Inn and Suites, Ashville: 205-594-7080
  • Hotels in Pell City
  • The nearest lodging is at the Roses and Lace Bed and Breakfast in Ashville: 205-594-4366