Introduction to Hoover, Alabama
Hoover, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 141 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Birmingham metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 62,742 people lived in Hoover.
Hoover was incorporated as a city in 1967. It was named in honor of William H. Hoover, owner of a local insurance company. Until the early 1980s, Hoover was mostly a residential community. The Riverchase Galleria shopping hotel-office complex was opened in 1986 and increased the tax revenue of the city significantly. The Hoover Public Library and Theatre opened in 1992.
Hoover and nearby Attractions
- Birmingham Zoo
- Oak Mountain State Park
- Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Karl C. Harrison Museum of George Washington
- Robert R. Meyer Planetarium
Things To Do In Hoover
Hoover offers many recreational facilities. You can plan a trip to Tannehill Historical State Park, Southern Museum of Flight, and Birmingham Museum of Art. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is also nearby. One can enjoy shopping at the Palladian Place Shopping Center, Riverchase Square Shopping Center, Lorna Village Shopping Center, Loehmann Village Shopping Center, and Riverchase Promenade Shopping Center.
Birmingham International Airport is near the city.
Hoover Higher Education
Samford University and Jefferson State Community College are nearby.