Introduction to Pell City, Alabama
Pell City, Alabama, in St Clair county, is 30 miles E of Birmingham, Alabama (center to center) and 109 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Birmingham metropolitan area.
Pell City History
Pell City was originally set up by railroad investors in 1890. George H. Pell, from the Pell City Iron and Land Company, was one of the financial backers of the project, and the city was named after him. On May 6, 1891, the city was incorporated but it almost failed due to the panic of 1893. It was set up again by Sumter Cogswell in 1902. He built the Pell City Manufacturing Company which later became Avondale Mills. In 1956, Pell City merged with the towns of Eden and Oak Ridge.
Pell City and nearby Attractions
- Showboat Camp
- Cogswell Avenue Industrial Park
- Knoxs Landing
- Church of God in Christ
- Harmon Lake
- Easonville Creek
Things To Do In Pell City
There are a number of notable locations in the city including the Showboat Camp, Knoxs Landing, and the Pell City Civic Center. The Pell City Public Library offers a host of information about the local history and culture. The churches around the town are also worth visiting. The Pell City Plaza Shopping Center offers a range of shopping facilities. The city's creeks and lakes offer opportunities to indulge in water sports.
Pell City Transportation
Air transportation is provided by Talladega Muni Airport.
Pell City Higher Education
Residents of Pell City can enroll at Samford University and Jefferson State Community College. Other universities and colleges nearby include Jacksonville State University and Gadsden State Community College.