Gainestown is basically a small village oriented community town located just beside the river, Alabama. Gainestown is located in the County of Alabama. The place was named after a famous local named G.S. Gaines. Gainestown is located at an elevated point by about 267 ft. from the sea level. River based transportation and trade were an important part of the local economy. Tourism is also an important economic activity of the town, though it is basically seasonal in nature.