History & Interesting Facts
Thomas Jefferson Jefferson County was created by the Alabama legislature on Dec. 13, 1819.

It was carved out of Blount County and named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.

The county is located in the north-central portion of the state, in the center of the iron, coal and limestone belt of the South.

The county seat was at Carrollsville from 1819-1821, at Elyton from 1821-1873, and since 1873 has been at Birmingham.

The Jefferson County Courthouse is located on Park Place in Birmingham, next to the Birmingham Libarary. The courthouse archives have Marriage records and Wills dating from 1818, Orphans Court from 1826 and Births from 1882. To contact the courthouse staff to inquire about ordering copies of records, you may write to them at:

Jefferson County Courthouse
716 North 21ST Street
Birmingham, AL 35263
Or phone or fax at:
Phone: (205) 325-5426
FAX: (205) 325-1437