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Homewood in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“We Love Homewood”

 
 
“We Love Homewood” Marker (Side A) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
1. “We Love Homewood” Marker (Side A)
Inscription.
Side A
Located in Jefferson County in Shades Valley, Homewood came into existence with the combination of Edgewood, Rosedale, and Oak Grove. Hollywood, a fourth community, joined Homewood later. The City of Homewood was incorporated in 1926, although the community’s roots date to the 19th century. The city is governed by an elected mayor and city council. Citizen volunteers serve on a variety of community boards and commissions. Located within the Homewood city limits are Lakeshore Foundation, an official Olympics and Paralympics training facility; Samford University, a national-ranked doctoral research university; Southern Progress, parent company for Southern Living and other publications; Brookwood Medical Center, a regionally-acclaimed healthcare facility; regional headquarters and service centers for several corporations; The Exceptional Foundation, a privately-funded facility serving special-needs citizens; a thriving downtown and several neighborhood commercial centers.

Side B
Over the years, citywide celebration, including the Homewood Christmas parade and “We Love Homewood” Day, have drawn thousands of participants to this area. Homewood’s storied history includes the old Hollywood Country Club, Edgewood Lake, the Rosedale community and other sites that have attracted people
“We Love Homewood” Marker (Side B) image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
2. “We Love Homewood” Marker (Side B)
from Birmingham and the surrounding areas. For more than five decades, the Homewood Chamber of Commerce has provided business leadership for the community. The Chamber represents all facets of the community, including commercial, industry, healthcare, education, corporate and service.
 
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and The City of Homewood.
 
Location. 33° 28.787′ N, 86° 47.493′ W. Marker is in Homewood, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 29th Avenue South and 18th Street South, on the right when traveling west on 29th Avenue South. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homewood (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hallman Hill (about 800 feet away); Rosedale (approx. ¼ mile away); Hollywood / Hollywood Town Hall / Hollywood Country Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shades Valley High School (approx. half a mile away); Union Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Cascade (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Homewood.
 
Categories. Notable Places
 
“We Love Homewood” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
3. “We Love Homewood” Marker
“We Love Homewood” Marker In The Park on the Corner of 18th Street & 29th Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
4. “We Love Homewood” Marker In The Park on the Corner of 18th Street & 29th Avenue
Downtown Homewood on 18th Street Looking North image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
5. Downtown Homewood on 18th Street Looking North
Downtown Homewood on 18th Street Looking South image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 8, 2010
6. Downtown Homewood on 18th Street Looking South
Looking over 18th Street Homewood and Vulcan Statue Stands High Atop Red Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr
7. Looking over 18th Street Homewood and Vulcan Statue Stands High Atop Red Mountain
Homewood City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, November 9, 2009
8. Homewood City Hall
Homewood Central Park image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, April 25, 2010
9. Homewood Central Park
The Edgewood Community of Homewood image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, March 2, 2009
10. The Edgewood Community of Homewood
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 863 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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