Located at 4477 Pine Mountain Road in Remlap, Pine Mountain Community Center was established in December 1969 when the community purchased the former Blount Highland School from Blount County Board of Education for $1,500 and established a non-profit corporation of the same name to operate the Community Center. Years later, eight acres were added, bringing the property to 10.4 acres. [For information sources, see Credits.]
- Residents may freely use the trail, swingset, and playground. See Ballfields for usage, parking, and history of the two fields.
- Park on the grass next to the Schoolhouse, in the new large lot behind the regulation baseball field, or in the small gravel lot adjacent to the Fire Station and Schoolhouse.
- If you would like to hold an event or gathering at the Schoolhouse or Pavilion, contact the Board at email@example.com or via Facebook, or call Reservations Coordinator Ellen Hallman at 205-681-3918.
- For private or commercial events, such as a reunion, baby shower, or employee party, PMCC has, in previous years, charged $50–100 per use.
- For community gatherings that are not-for-profit and open to the public, PMCC has granted free use for some gatherings while charging for others. This was to be discussed on Sept. 17, 2022, and voted on by the Board and all community members in attendance, per Treasurer Kim Russell. However, the Board canceled the meeting and never made themselves available for discussion of this topic.
- For PMCC’s policy on facility use, see pages 6–7 of the 2022 By-Laws.
credits & citations
- $1,500, additional 8 acres: Veronica Pike Kennedy, “Did you ever live in Pine Mountain? Home folks are inviting you back,” likely from the Birmingham News, undated (context dates it from 1987 to 1993).
- 'Purchase' of the building: Heritage of Blount County, 1976. Research provided by Brenda Reeves.
- Concrete porch and ramp: Sue Tidwell, "Landmark Provides New Opportunities," Southern Democrat (now the Blount Countian), June 10, 1987.
- Electricity; historical society recognition: Brenda Reeves, June 5, 1986, Homemakers Club report.