Cardiff in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Town of Cardiff
As Europeans immigrated into Cardiff, they brought with them the love of soccer. They formed the Cardiff
Erected 2010 by the Alabama Tourism Department and the Town of Cardiff.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • Sports • War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 33° 38.766′ N, 86° 56.025′ W. Marker is in Cardiff, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Main St, Graysville AL 35073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this Brookside's Unique Heritage / Brookside Russian Orthodox Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Downtown Graysville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Graham Cemetery (approx. 5½ miles away); Gardendale, Alabama (approx. 7.1 miles away); Virgil Allen Howard (approx. 7.1 miles away); Historic Lakeview Cemetery (approx. 7.8 miles away); Black Creek Park, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership and the Fultondale Coke Oven Park (approx. 7.9 miles away); North Birmingham (approx. 9.3 miles away).
Regarding Town of Cardiff. Coal mining was the historical basis of the economy. The town, for years the smallest incorporated town in the State of Alabama, declined along with the decline of underground coal mining and the rise of strip mining. Cardiff's downtown burned on July 20, 1919, causing a general downturn in the town's fortunes. The area also was hit with a series of mine strikes at the same time, so most of the businesses did not rebuild. By 1930, the population had dropped to 146.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Cardiff, Alabama. Some residents are seeking to have this tiny town of 55 residents dissolved due to concerns over safety and elections. (Submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 792 times since then and 363 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.