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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 * Homewood * Hoover * Hueytown * Irondale * Kimberly * Leeds * Lipscomb * Midfield * Mountain Brook * Pinson * Pleasant Grove * Tarrant * Trussville * Vestavia Hills * Warrior * Argo * Brookside * Cardiff * County Line * Maytown * Morris * Mulga * North Johns * Sylvan Springs * Trafford * West Jefferson * Coalburg * Corner * Dolomite * Hopewell * McCalla * Shannon * Watson * Concord * Edgewater * Forestdale * Grayson Valley * McDonald Chapel * Minor * Mount Olive * Rock Creek *
Online Data Biographies Birth Records Brick Walls Cities/Towns County Records History Newspaper Gleanings Obituaries and Death Notices Queries School Records Slavery Data Website Updates:
Jun 2018: Marriage News: WATSON, MILLERApr 2018: Brick Walls: HOLTMar 2018: Death News: INZER, VINES; MArriage News: MAXWELL, TEAGUER, MASSEY, CARLISLE, BRADY, COLE, ABERNATHEY, GEORGE, ROSE, ACHORDec 2017: Crime News: GOLSON - Transcribed by Heather HolleySept 2017: Death News: MARTIN, MURPHY - Transcribed by Heather Holley
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
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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