Jefferson County was established on December 13, 1819 by the Alabama Legislature. It was named in honor of former President Thomas Jefferson. The county is located in the north-central portion of the state, on the southernmost edge of the Appalachian Mountains. It is in the center of the (former) iron, coal, and limestone mining belt of the Southern United States.
Attractions in Jefferson County include: Vulcan Park & Museum, Birmingham Zoo, McWayne Science Center, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Sloss Furnaces, Southern Museum of Flight, and Barber Motorsports
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Barber Motorsports Park