Introduction to Sheffield, Alabama
Sheffield, Alabama, in Colbert county, is 42 miles W of Decatur, Alabama (center to center) and 109 miles SW of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is located in the Florence metropolitan area. About 9,652 people live in Sheffield.
General Andrew Jackson camped in the present-day City of Sheffield with his troops in 1817. Later, Jackson recommended the construction of a town. The United States Secretary of War laid the town and named it York Bluff. Jackson bought a portion of the land in 1818 in the United States Land Sales. This area was incorporated in the year 1885 as Sheffield.
Sheffield and nearby Attractions
- Children's Museum of the Shoals
- Alabama Music Hall of Fame
- Tenth Avenue Park
- Funland Water Park
- Muscle Shoals Sound Historic Museum
Things To Do In Sheffield
The city of Sheffield is in proximity to the Town Plaza Shopping Center where one can shop and have fun. The churches in the area are Calvary Baptist Church, Church of Christ, and Brown Christian Methodist Episcopal Temple. Sheffield has many parks that provide a host of facilities such as Tenth Park Avenue, Sheffield Youth Park, and Tri Cities Park. Another place that attracts tourists is Winkle World, an amusement and theme park.
The Northwest Alabama Regional airport is the closest airport to the city of Sheffield.
Sheffield Higher Education
The higher educational institutes closest to Sheffield include the University of North Alabama and Northwest Shoals Community College. Other colleges near Sheffield are Northeast Mississippi Community College, Itawamba Community College, and Columbia state Community College.