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

Mountain Brook

 
 
Mountain Brook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
1. Mountain Brook Marker
Inscription. In 1821 the first settlers came to this area, later called Waddell. Large numbers of people first migrated here in 1863 with the construction of the Irondale Furnace. Destroyed in the Civil War, the furnace was rebuilt and operated from 1867 to 1873. The first school was established in 1857 and the first church in 1867. The area later became known for its many dairies. In 1926 Robert Jemison, Jr. began development of modern day Mountain Brook, which became one of the most beautiful residential cities in America. The city, incorporated in 1942, with Charles F. Zukoski, Jr. as its first mayor, now encompasses 12 square miles.
 
Erected 1997 by Birmingham-Jefferson Historical Society and the City of Mountain Brook.
 
Location. 33° 30.126′ N, 86° 45.342′ W. Marker is in Mountain Brook, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Church Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in front of the Mountain Brook City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 Church Street, Birmingham AL 35213, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Canterbury United Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Forest Park (approx. 1.2 miles
Mountain Brook City Hall & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
2. Mountain Brook City Hall & Marker
away); Oldest House In Shades Valley / Irondale Furnace Commissary (approx. 1.2 miles away); Robert Jemison, Jr. (1878-1974) / The Old Mill (1927) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Independent Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lane Park (approx. 1.5 miles away); King's Spring (approx. 1.5 miles away); First Tuberculosis Sanatorium (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Brook.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.EducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Church Street in the Crestline Village of Mountain Brook image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, January 4, 2010
3. Church Street in the Crestline Village of Mountain Brook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,479 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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