Introduction to Alabaster, Alabama
Alabaster, Alabama, in Shelby county, is 11 miles S of Hoover, Alabama (center to center) and 144 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia.The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 22,619 people live in Alabaster.
The present day city of Alabaster was founded in 1925 by Joseph E. Walker, who established the area's first retail business. The city was named after the "white calcium carbonate mineral" that was mined here. The city's first bank was established in 1952. Alabaster was incorporated on February 23, 1953, and the city's first mayor was George L. Scott, Jr.
Alabaster and nearby Attractions
- Alabama Wildlife Center
- Oak Mountain State Park
- Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington
- Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park
Things To Do In Alabaster
Alabaster offers a number of recreational facilities for residents and visitors. You can spend your leisure time at the Veterans Skate Park. Golf lovers can visit the Ballentrae Golf Club and Oak Mountain State Park Golf Course. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Alabaster Shopping Center. You can also visit Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama, American Village, Birmingham Museum of Art, and Tannehill Historical State Park.
International flights are available from Birmingham International Airport.
Alabaster Higher Education
Mitchell Cosmetology College is the local college. Samford University and University of Montevallo are also nearby.