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Jefferson County’s Bicentennial: Fueling Growth As State’s Economic Engine

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Jefferson County turns 200 this month, but it gave itself a present in 2018—when the county commission hired...

A Timeline of Jefferson County in Pictures: 1819-2019

Founded with the state of Alabama in 1819, Jefferson County grew from a sparsely settled agricultural county to a powerhouse of industry fueled by...

The history of Birmingham’s 141-year-old Broad St. Missionary Church

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times A quiet dignity is noticed every time Elmore Quarles reads the history of her place of worship, Broad...

Gardendale Resident Amasses 40,000 Postcards of Birmingham, Jeffco

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times JD Weeks has a collection of more than 40,000 postcards that portray Birmingham and Jefferson County, but the...

Jefferson County Kicks Off Bicentennial Celebration

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times The number “200” was spelled out in the shape of orange and purple balloons as a cool breeze whispered across...

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