Introduction to Pelham, Alabama
The City of Pelham was originally named Shelbyville. The first county court of Shelby County was established in this area in 1820. Later in 1826, the court house was relocated to Columbiana. After the American Civil War, the area was renamed after John Pelham, an American Civil War officer. The city was incorporated on July 10, 1964. Paul Yeager, Sr. was the city's first mayor.
Pelham and nearby Attractions
- Pelham Industrial Park
- Pelham Plaza Shopping Center
- Piney Grove Church
- Lake Melaken
- Oak Mountain State Park
- Cole-Hall Lumber LBR
Things To Do In Pelham
While in Pelham, you can visit the Verizon Music Center, Pelham Racquet Club, Pelham Civic Complex and Oak Mountain State Park. The city offers golf facilities at the Ballantrae Golf Club. The Heart of Dixie, the official railroad museum of the state of Alabama, is also worth visiting. While visiting this museum, visitors can see railroad memorabilia, take a ride on a historic train, or ride Alabama's only operating narrow-gauge steam locomotive. Alabama's largest park, Oak Mountain, offers vacation cottages, golf, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, mountain bike trails, a demonstration farm, and horseback riding facilities.
Birmingham International Airport is the closest airport.
Pelham Higher Education
Institutes offering higher educational facilities to residents of Pelham are Samford University, University of Montevallo, and Jefferson Community College.