Big Cove is a small unincorporated community nestled in the Blue Ridge, between the Huntsville, Green and Monte Sano Mountains. It's officially a part of Madison County. Located just seven short miles from the rapidly growing Hampton Cove area in Huntsville, Big Cove offers those looking for homes for rent in a small, tight-knit mountain community access to all the opportunities and convenience of the big city.
3 Things to Know About Big Cove
Big Cove was named by the town's first settler and permanent resident of the area, John Clan Grayson. It takes its name from the natural geographical features of the area.
It was initially a farming town, growing major cash crops of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including cotton, corn and soybeans. The modern era has seen many of these old family plots sold out and turned to subdivisions, however.
Big Cove is bordered by Huntsville to the North and the town of Owens Cross Road to the south. The majority of the community shares a zip code with Owens Cross Road. But the northern part of the community, which is known by locals as the "upper end," shares its zip code with the city of Brownsboro.
3 Resources for Renters in Big Cove
Renters looking for information about the public education available for Big Cove residents can visit the Madison County school system website.
Nature lovers and those who enjoy hiking may be interested in exploring the Big Cove Creek Greenway, a 3-mile trail that traverses the eastern parts of Huntsville, Hampton Cove, Cove Creek and Big Cove Creek. Hikers will love the views of open fields, creeks, natural swampland and shady forests.
The Cherokee tribe has deep roots in the Big Cove area. Learn about their community events and other news via the Cherokee One Feather.