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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)*
* Argo (partly in St. Clair County) * Brookside * Cardiff * County Line (partly in Blount County) *
* Maytown * Morris * Mulga * North Johns * Sylvan Springs * Trafford * West Jefferson *
* 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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- July 2015: Death News: TARRANT, MATTHEWS, CLIFT, O'BRIEND, HUGHESApril 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, TAYLORJanuary 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
Alabama Department of Archives & History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130-0100
Phone - 334-242-4435
Probate Court - Bessemer
1801 3rd Avenue North
Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone - 206-481-4100
Probate Court - Jefferson County
Jefferson County Courthouse
716 Richland Arrington Jr Blvd North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone - 205-325-5420
Birmingham Genealogical Society
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
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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