Introduction to Pleasant Grove, Alabama
Pleasant Grove, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 9 miles W of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 149 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Birmingham metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 9,983 people lived in Pleasant Grove.
Pleasant Grove History
According to records, the community of Pleasant Grove came into existence in 1884. However, it remains unclear how the area came to be known by its present name. It was incorporated as a city in 1937 due to interesting circumstances. The city had many coal mines. The area's inhabitants used the local well water for their water supply. They sometimes found the well was empty and discovered that the well's water had gone to the mines. In order to fund the construction of a local water system, the Federal government had to officially incorporate the area as a city.
Pleasant Grove and nearby Attractions
- Pleasant Grove Public Library
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Pleasant Grove First Baptist Church
Things To Do In Pleasant Grove
The city of Pleasant Grove provides easy access to several museums including Birmingham Museum of Art, the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama, and the Bessemer Hall of History. Oak Mountain State Park is nearby and visitors can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and biking there. One can also visit Pleasant Grove City Hall. Pleasant Grove's cultural events and facilities are also an attraction for the tourists. There are also several churches dotting the lanes and by-lanes of this beautiful city.
Pleasant Grove Transportation
Air transportation facilities are provided by Birmingham International Airport.
Pleasant Grove Higher Education
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Jefferson State Community College, Samford University, and Bevill State community College offer higher educational opportunities.