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Birmingham is located in Jefferson County and it is the county seat. The city lies between Montgomery and Decatur along Interstate Highway 65, which puts the city in the Birmingham, Alabama metro area, on the banks of the Cahaba River. Birmingham experiences an average temperature of 62 degrees and an average yearly rainfall of about 52 inches.

Founded in 1871 at the crossing of two railroad lines, the city became the South's foremost iron and steel industrial center. Birmingham suffered terribly in the Depression but after World War II the city grew moderately. Birmingham's iron and steel mills were gradually replaced by a work force of medical and engineering professionals. Today, Birmingham reflects a balance of manufacturing and service-oriented jobs.
Some of the areas to visit are the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Theater in the Historic District and the Birmingham Museum of Art. "Vulcan", the country's largest cast-iron statue, stands on Red Mountain overlooking the city.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Car Show | Art on R Mountain | Birmingham I20 And 78east | Birmingham Original Sewing and Quilt Expo | Birmingham Repticon Show | Birmingham Spring Art Show | Birmingham Women and Children's Expo | Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College | Christian Life Church | Magic City Art Connection | Southern Bridal Show | Southern Women's Show | Wedding Gallery |
Alabama Counties Jefferson County |
Education Brookwood Forest Elementary School | C J Going Elementary School | Faulkner University | Inverness Elementary School | Lawson State Community College | Oak Mountain Intermediate School | R C Hemphill Elementary School | William J. Christian School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Bongiorno Restaurant | Highlands Bar and Grill | Oasis Bar | P's Oriental Gourmet | The Mill | Yannis, A Greek Restaurant | Birmingham Baptist Montclair | Carraway Methodist Medical Center | Childrens Hospital Of Alabama | Select Specialty Hospital of Birmingham | St Vincent's Hospital | University Of Alabama Hospital |
History Birmingham Civil Rights Institute | Wilson Chapel United Methodist Church |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Best Western Medical Center Inn | Pickwick Hotel | Twin Pines Resort & Conference Center | Wyndham Hotel Tutwiler |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Affordable Log Homes | Jim Thomas REALTOR | Judith Haney Residential Real Property Appraiser |
Shopping Bobby Michelson Furniture Maker |
Health Resorts and Spas Red Mountain Institute |
Sports and Sporting Events Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Museum | Alabama Training Institute & Pistol Range | Birmingham Canoe Club |
Transportation Birmingham International Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Birmingham Zoo |

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04/05 Coming to The area
Mountain Brook Spring Art Show Mountain Brook AL April20 Up to one hundred local member artists will display original artwork for sale in an outdoor setting in quaint Mountain Brook near Crestline Village. Artwork available will range in size from minis to extra large canvases and all price ranges. Jazz band will be featured and food will be available at field.
Panoply Arts Festival Huntsville AL April26-28 Each spring in the heart of the Rocket City the arts are in full bloom at the Panoply Arts Festival.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival Montgomery AL March8-June19 The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, created in Alabama, is currently the 5th largest in the world, attracting more than 300,000 visitors annually from all 50 states and over 60 foreign countries.
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Car Show Birmingham AL October11-13 Triumph Dealers of North America display, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum Merchandise Trailer featuring event TShirts, Pins, and Posters, Official Barber Vintage Festival event merchandise, Southern Vintage Fire Apparatus Association display, and Concessions
New Salem Mountain Festival Lookout Mountain GA October12-13 Exhibits will include pottery, paintings, furniture, wood turning, wood carving, stained glass, jewelry, candles, iron works, wreaths, baskets, chair caning, leather, luggage, purses, quilts, throws, soap, dog accessories, brooms, scarves, needlework, clothing and accessories, fabrics, chimes, vegetables, jellies, condiments and much more.
Kentuck Festival of the Arts Northport AL October19-20 Nationally and internationally acclaimed folk artists, 270+ folk, visionary, and contemporary artists and expert craftspeople presenting their work to you, free hands-on art-making for children in Kentuck for Kids and throughout the park, interactive live demonstrations by expert craftspeople—basketmakers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, traditional potters, fiber and fabric artists, quilters, jewelers, and a glassblower, live music and story-telling, food and fellowship.