John Hunt first settled there in 1805 and the city is named for him. As Huntsville was not named for Michael Hunt, I really have no jokes.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Huntsville to its "America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2010" list.
Congratulations, Huntsville. And double congratulations for the near-miss on the name of your founder. Now, if only Hurtsville can come up as the winner one day... because I know for certain that Hurtsville was founded by Richard Hurts.
Oh, will the hilarity never cease?