Gainesville is a town in Sumter County, Alabama. It has a total area of 1.7 square miles, all of which is land.
Professional services, sales, production and transport of goods, and agriculture related activities such as farming, fishing, forestry and hunting, are the important economic activities here. The closest hospital is Greene County Hospital, about 15 miles away in Eutaw. The cost of living here is 19.80% than the country average, making living here significantly cheaper.
The city has a number of structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, such as the Aduston Hall, the Coffin Shop, Colgin Hill, Gibbs House, Col. Green G. Mobley House, the Park and Bandstand, and Laura Watson House. These are in the Gainesville Historic District and Main–Yankee Street Historic District.