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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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Aug 2017: Marriage News: CUNNINGHAM, TAYLOR; Crime News: CAMP, CARPENTER; Church News: COLLEY
Jul 2017: Death News: HELMS - Submitted by Heather Holley; Community News: Irondale, Warrior: STREET, CARGO, JONES, NATIONS
Apr 2017: County: 1923 County Officers; Marriage News: BEALE, PHELAN
Dec 2016: Marriage News: MEIGHER, THOMAS, MILLER, RICKMAN; Death News: KEARNEY, WALKER
Nov 2016: Calamity News: 1892 Mine blew up; Crime News: JACKSON, FLORENCE - submitted by Robin Line
Oct 2016: Misc: 20 Businessmen of Jefferson County in 1908
Jul 2016: History: 1854 Business Directory; Queries: GUILLOU - Submitted by Jean Quemener
Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County Officers
Jan 2016: County Records: 1931 County Officers; Death News: CAMP, CALDWELL, GRAHAM, HUGHES, MASSEY, PRAYTOR, RAINEY, THOMAS, TYLER, WILSON
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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