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