Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818, and it was named for the Revolutionary War hero and the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. The seat was moved to Columbia, now Columbiana, in 1826. Initially housed in an old school building, a new brick courthouse building was completed in 1854.
Shelby County is one of the fastest growing counties in Alabama and the Southeast. Encompassing approximately 800 square miles in Central Alabama at the southernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains, the County offers diverse amenities in a temperate climate with dramatic landscapes.
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Oak Mountain State Park
Shelby County Courthouse