Homewood in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
“We Love Homewood”
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.
Over the years, citywide celebration, including the Homewood Christmas parade and “We Love Homewood” Day, have
Erected 2010 by Alabama Tourism Department and The City of Homewood.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Union Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Union Hill Cemetery, Union Hill Methodist Episcopal Church, Union Hill School (approx. ¾ mile away); The Cascade (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Homewood.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,160 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on November 9, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.