Introduction to Leeds, Alabama
The city was named after the city of Leeds in England in West Yorkshire. It was officially incorporated on April 27, 1887. In the early days, iron ore was produced here. The construction of the Georgia Pacific railway, connecting Birmingham to Atlanta, brought more people to the region. Another reason for Leeds' growth was the establishment of the Standard Portland Cement manufacturing plant in 1906.
Leeds and nearby Attractions
- Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum
- Bass Thomas Museum
- Birmingham Zoo
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Oak Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Leeds
There are several excellent places to visit in Leeds. The city has beautiful parks which have tracks ideal for walking. The Memorial Park and the Historical Park are two places where one can spend their leisure time. You can also visit the Barber Motor Sport Museum and the Bass Thomas Museum. In addition, you can visit the Rowan House and the Historic Depot. The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame are nearby.
Air transportation is provided by Birmingham International Airport.
Leeds Higher Education
Residents can pursue higher education from Samford University. Jefferson State Community College, Bevill State Community College, and University of Alabama at Birmingham also offer educational opportunities to the people of Leeds.