“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

North Birmingham

North Birmingham Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, March 10, 2008
1. North Birmingham Marker
Inscription.  On October 1, 1886, the North Birmingham Land Company was formed to develop a planned industrial and residential town on 900 acres of land, formerly part of the Alfred Nathaniel Hawkins plantation north of Village Creek. The plan included sites for houses, parks, businesses and manufacturing plants, and a streetcar line to downtown Birmingham. The community was incorporated in 1902 with a population of 5,000, and annexed by legislative act, into the City of Birmingham, under protest, in 1910. By 1920, the commercial area extended up 27th Street along the streetcar line and rapidly became a trading center for northeast Jefferson County. Blending later development with a distinctive architectural heritage. North Birmingham remains today one of the best examples of an integrated residential, commercial and industrial community.
Erected 1992 by Alabama Historical Commission / Birmingham Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers.
27th Street North in North Birmingham image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr
2. 27th Street North in North Birmingham
33° 33.192′ N, 86° 49.02′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 27th Street North and 31st Avenue North, on the left when traveling north on 27th Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Julius Ellsberry Memorial Park (approx. 1.3 miles away); East Birmingham (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouses (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Birmingham Public Library / The Linn - Henley Research Library (approx. 2.3 miles away); Powell School (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Tutwiler Hotel/The Tutwiler-Ridgely Rebirth (approx. 2.3 miles away); Temple Wilson Tutwiler, II / Tutwiler Hotel (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,428 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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