• Jefferson County
    Historical Association

Who We Are

Originally founded in 1942, Jefferson County Historical Association aims to preserve and publicize our county’s rich history and tell our story through newsletters, publications and more. 

Read Our Story
  • Terminal Station

    The 1969 demolition of the Terminal Station became a rallying for historical preservation in Birmingham.

  • Downtown Buildings

    Founded in 1871, Birmingham was said to have “sprung up like magic.”

  • Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth

    “We were not satisfied with the few scattering cracks in the segregation wall and decided to effect a major confrontation with evil.”

  • City Federal Building

    The City Federal Building, built in 1913, stands at 27 stories tall and became the largest skyscraper in the southeast at the time.

  • Avondale Mills

    “I’ve been to school my eight weeks. Work now. Been workin’ a year.”

  • Sloss Furnaces

    “Sloss Furnaces also played a creative role. Their acrid fumes imparted the breath of economic life…” – W. David Lewis

  • Birmingham Industrial League

    The strongest league in the state, Birmingham’s Industrial league made way for baseball greats such as Lorenzo “Piper” Davis.

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History is all around us.

Find out where the Jefferson County historical markers are located.


Want a fresh insight of Jefferson County’s history? Dive into one of our publications.