Gardendale is a city in Jefferson County and a northern suburb of Birmingham. The population was 13,893 at the 2010 census.
Gardendale Alabama History
A large farm settlement near the area today known as Gardendale was settled around 1825. Some years later, other settlers began to move into the community commonly known as Jugtown, a name given to the area based on the presence of a large jug and churn factory that operated in the area. Some years later, Hettie Thomason Cargo, a school teacher, would lead a campaign to change the name of the community. In 1906, the name Gardendale was selected, and in 1955, the City of Gardendale was officially incorporated. Today, with more than 13,000 residents (estimated), the city of Gardendale has grown to include more than 400 businesses, 4 schools, and 24 churches.
Gardendale Alabama News
Gardendale is located within the Birmingham television and radio market, the 39th largest market in the United States.
Newspapers covering Gardendale include The Birmingham News (daily, based in neighboring Birmingham) and The North Jefferson News (twice weekly, based in Gardendale).
Radio station WZNN (97.3 FM) is licensed and identified on air as a Gardendale radio station. This station is a 24-hour sports station that covers the Birmingham radio market. The broadcast studios and transmitter are not located in Gardendale even though the station is licensed to Gardendale.