Introduction to Irondale, Alabama
Irondale, Alabama, in Jefferson county, is 5 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 134 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Birmingham metropolitan area. Irondale has a population of 9,813.
Irondale was incorporated on October 19, 1887. The city derived its name from a furnace located nearby. Though the furnace was known as the Cahaba Iron Works, local folks referred it as Irondale. The area's first post office was established on June 3, 1872, but was discontinued on December 3, 1875. It was reestablished on January 16, 1883, as Brevard and was renamed Irondale on February 28, 1887.
Irondale and nearby Attractions
- Southern Museum of Flight
- Birmingham Zoo
- Birmingham Museum of Art
- Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
- Oak Mountain State Park
Things To Do In Irondale
While in Irondale one can spend their leisure hours at the Irondale Municipal Park and Ellard Park. The local shopping centers include the Irondale Plaza Shopping Center and Grants Mill Station Shopping Center. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is also close to the city. In addition, the City of Irondale hosts the annual Whistle Stop Festival where you can purchase various handmade items. It also has several rides and activities for kids.
Birmingham International Airport is nearby.
Irondale Higher Education
Jefferson State Community College and Samford University are close to the city.