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In a valley with Red Mountain to the north and Cahaba Mountain to the South, Irondale is located in Jefferson County (North Region), on the outskirts of Birmingham along Interstate 20 placing it as part of the Birmingham, Alabama metro area.

It is named for a nearby furnace known as the Cahaba Iron Works which produced much of the ammunition for the civil war. Another historic feature of the city is the Irondale Whistle Stop Foundation that shows much of the cities past.
The city prides itself in its excellent grade schools including the Irondale Community School, Jefferson Christian Academy and Grantswood Elementary School. There is also a great High School with a outstanding Community College.
With the amount of excellent police and fire protection in the city it is a great place to live or even visit while in the area.

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08/15 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.
Powers' Festival Newnan GA April27-28 Powers Festival supplies the best arts, crafts, food, fun, and entertainment.
Taste of Douglasville Arts and Crafts Festival Douglasville GA May18 Delicious samplings from many of our community's best restaurants will be offered throughout the day on Saturday during Taste.
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