Introduction to Fairfield, Alabama
Fairfield, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 2 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 139 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Birmingham metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 12,381 people live in Fairfield.
Fairfield was founded in 1910. Originally, the city was named Corey. Later on, the city adopted its present name after Fairfield, Connecticut. The Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company planned the city as a residential community to house their workers who worked in the Fairfield Works plant. Fairfield is home to a historically black college called Miles College, which was founded in 1905.
Fairfield and nearby Attractions
- Don Kresge Memorial Museum
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Birmingham Zoo
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
- Oak Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Fairfield
Fairfield offers easy access to Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Southern Museum of Flight, Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, and Birmingham Museum of Art. You can also visit Fairfield City Park during your leisure time. The city is home to Western Hills Mall Shopping Center which has several specialty stores and two anchor department stores. Shopping can also be enjoyed at Bellview Plaza West Shopping Center.
Birmingham International Airport is the nearest airport.
Fairfield Higher Education
Miles College is the local college. The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University are also nearby.