Introduction to Fultondale, Alabama
Fultondale, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles N of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 138 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Birmingham metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Fultondale is home to some 6,595 residents.
Prior to adopting its present name, Fultondale was named Fulton Springs. In the early 1900s, it was a mining town. Fultondale was incorporated as a city in 1947. The city derived its name by combining the names of two nearby communities called Fulton Springs and Glendale. The original city hall was built on the site of the present day Municipal City Park.
Fultondale and nearby Attractions
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
- Birmingham Zoo
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Rickwood Caverns State Park
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Things To Do In Fultondale
During your stay in Fultondale, you can visit a number of museums such as the Southern Museum of Flight, Bessemer Hall of History, and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Birmingham Zoo and Robert R. Meyer Planetarium are also nearby. The city also offers several houses of worship including Walker Chapel United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Fultondale. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Walker Chapel Plaza Shopping Center and Fultondale Plaza Shopping Center.
Birmingham International Airport is nearby.
Fultondale Higher Education
Jefferson State Community College and University Of Alabama At Birmingham are the nearest college and university.