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County Information

Jefferson County was established on December 13, 1819 by the Alabama legislature. It was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson. The county is located in the north-central portion of the state, on the southern extension of the Appalachians, in the center of the iron, coal and limestone belt of the South. Jefferson County is bordered by Blount, Bibb, St. Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa and Walker counties. It encompasses 1,119 square miles. The county seat was at Carrollsville from 1819-1821, at Elyton from 1821-1873, and since 1873 has been at Birmingham, which was named for England's iron and steel center in Warwickshire. (Source: Wikipedia)

 

 CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES

 * Adamsville * Bessemer * Birmingham * Brighton * Center Point * Clay * Fairfield * Fultondale * Gardendale * 
* Graysville * Helena (partly in Shelby County) * Homewood * Hoover (partly in Shelby County) * Hueytown *
    * Irondale * Kimberly * Leeds (partly in Shelby County and St. Clair County) * Lipscomb * Midfield * Mountain Brook
* Pinson * Pleasant Grove * Tarrant * Trussville (partly in St. Clair County) *  Vestavia Hills (partly in Shelby County)
    * Warrior (partly in Blount County)*

Towns

    * Argo (partly in St. Clair County) * Brookside * Cardiff * County Line (partly in Blount County) *
    * Maytown * Morris * Mulga * North Johns * Sylvan Springs * Trafford * West Jefferson *

Unincorporated communities

   * Coalburg * Corner * Dolomite * Hopewell * McCalla * Shannon * Watson *

Census-designated places (CDPs)

    * Concord * Edgewater * Forestdale * Grayson Valley * McDonald Chapel * Minor * Mount Olive * Rock Creek *


 

 
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Website Updates:
April 2015: Marriage News: BAKER, STONE, GILLASPIE, WILSON, GILLESPIE, KILLOUGH, HALE, THOMPSON, HANDLEY, MATTHEWS, JONES, STICKNEY, LINN, RILEY, MORROW, SMITH, PALMER, HAGOOD, RINMAN, DOBB, ROPER, INZER, SAUNDERS, DYSON, LYDE, WAGNER, LEEPER, WALKER, MCADORY, RODEN, GILLIAM, SCOTT, RANDALL, DILL, MOULTON, WARE, BLACK, GLASGOW, PEARSON, HARRISON, TYLER, HOGAN, GOODWIN, NEWBERN, SHARPE, SHOEMAKER, WADE, PINDON, WARE, JORDAN, BROWN, HEWITT, BILLINGSLEY, FRANKLIN, GREGORY, CAIN, CLARKSON, JOLLY, CREEL, INGRAM, CROSS, MCWHARTER, SELF, MILES, JACKSON, HILL, YOUNG, EVANS, WOODS, COPELIN, OLMSTEAD, TERRY, TAYLOR
January 2015: Death News: HOGOOD, TEGNER, HOCHSTADTER, MAYFIELD, WILSON, COX, BURFORD, TANNEHILL, WALDROP, MERRIWETHER, WILLIAMS, DEAN, CASTLEBERRY, PAYNE, HAWKINS, LINN, DAVIS, BAGLEY, TARRAN, FOY, HALE, MCCONAGHY, JOHNSON, TAYLOR, DICKEY, BUSH, GIOVANNI, HOWAKER, MILES, ROSS, SMITH, WALDROP, WOODARD
October 2014: Crime News: Burns Dies in Electric Chair - Transcribed by Jeanie Neil
September 2014: Death News: ROWLAND; Query: CAWTHON; Death News: CAWTHON - Submitted by Tracy Ward
August 2014: Obit: PALMER; Bio: OLMSTEAD; Obit: BURKE - Submitted by FOFGtr
July 2014: WW2 Mil News: O'BARR - Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight; Southern Claims Commission Applicants
May 2014: Mil: WWI Wounded list of Oct 1918 & WWI Maine Casualty List of Oct 1918 - Submitted by Rose Stout
April 2014: History: Water Mills 1886; 1890 crime news; 1890 Community news - 1st blacksmith shop torn down
March 2014: Obit: JONES, ROY, HEWITT
February 2014: Industry News; Calamity News: Fire in prison Hospital; Known Newspapers of Jefferson County
January 2014: Crime News: KENNEDY, CASH

Archived Updates 2012 - 2013


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
Phone - 334-242-4435

Probate Court - Bessemer
Suite 101
1801 3rd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone - 206-481-4100

Probate Court - Jefferson County
Suite 130
Jefferson County Courthouse
716 Richland Arrington Jr Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone - 205-325-5420

Birmingham Genealogical Society
Box 2432
Birmingham, AL 35201

Birmingham Historical Society
1 Sloss Quarters
Birmingham, AL 35222

Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society
P.O. Box 130285
Birmingham, AL 35213-0285

Birmingham Public Library
(Tutwiler Collection)
Phone - 205-226-3665

 

Hueytown Historical Society
P.O. Box 3313
Hueytown, AL 35023

West Jefferson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 184
Bessemer, AL 35021-0184

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Adjacent Counties

Bibb County (south)

Blount County (north)

Shelby County (southeast)

St. Clair County (northeast)

Tuscaloosa County (southwest)

Walker County (northwest)

 


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