The Cullman Regional Airport is a joint venture between Cullman County and the City of Cullman, Alabama. Beginning in the mid to late 1950’s land was purchased to build a runway. The land was purchased from the Thompson, Drake, and Thornton families. Then Governor Jim (Big Jim) Folsom, a Cullman Native was very much a supporter of the project. The Field was named in his honor as Folsom Field.
The first strip was dirt in an East/West direction and 2800 feet long. It was paved a short time later. You can still see the remnant of the old strip on the south end when flying over the field. A few years later the North/South runway was constructed. It was 4500 feet and paved.