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Irondale Alabama

Location of Irondale in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Location of Irondale in Jefferson County, Alabama. DemocraticLuntz at English Wikipedia

Irondale Alabama is a city in Jefferson County. It is a suburb of Birmingham, northeast of Homewood and Mountain Brook. At the 2010 census the population was 12,349. The setting of the book (later a film) Fried Green Tomatoes, by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based on the town and the landmark Irondale Cafe, known as The Whistle-Stop Cafe in the book & film. Irondale is also the location of Catholic radio/television broadcaster EWTN. The city’s annual Whistle-Stop Festival attracts thousands to its eclectic mix of art, food and music.eLeds, Alabama 

Irondale Alabama History

On October 5, 1887, the people of Irondale petitioned for incorporation. The town incorporated as Irondale (after Irondale Furnace) on October 19, 1887 following a vote on October 17, 1887.

 

Irondale Alabama Demographics

According to the 2010 census results, the population of the area was approximately 12,349 people. From 2000 to 2010, Irondale’s population growth percentage was 25.8% (or from 9,813 people to 12,349 people). 23.1% of the Irondale city residents were under 18 years of age. Census 2010 race data for Irondale city include the racial breakdown percentages of 56.33% white, 35.38% black, 1.43% Asian and 7.78% Hispanic.

Irondale Alabama Events

 

Irondale Alabama Places of Interest

Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain was once mined for its abundant iron ore reserves.

Irondale Train Watching Platform

See several lengthy freight trains shuffling along the tracks each day.

Irondale Café

Set in Downtown, opposite Irondale Train Watching Platform is the famous Irondale Café.

The charming café was the inspiration for the book and 1991 movie “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary-Louise Parker.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

If you love motorsports, especially vintage and contemporary motorcycles, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in nearby Birmingham is the place for you.

Statue of Liberty Replica

Towering above the road, set next to billowing stars and stripes of the American flag, stands a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Located in Liberty Park, a commercial complex on the south side of the city near Vestavia Hills, it stands at one-fifth scale to the original and is highlighted at night with a continuously burning flame.

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park… It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

Delve deep into American military history at Alabama Veterans Memorial Park near Irondale.

This picturesque park honours men and women of Alabama who gave their lives in service for their country.

Flora Johnston Nature Park

If your aim is to reconnect with nature, you don’t have to travel far.

The Flora Johnston Nature Trail in Irondale has two picturesque trails which you can walk along, passing tree carvings, rock walls, woodlands and creeks.

Irondale Alabama Map

 

 

Irondale Alabama Places of Interest

Ruffner Mountain

Ruffner Mountain was once mined for its abundant iron ore reserves.

Irondale Train Watching Platform

See several lengthy freight trains shuffling along the tracks each day.

Irondale Café

Set in Downtown, opposite Irondale Train Watching Platform is the famous Irondale Café.

The charming café was the inspiration for the book and 1991 movie “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café” starring Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary-Louise Parker.

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

If you love motorsports, especially vintage and contemporary motorcycles, Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in nearby Birmingham is the place for you.

Statue of Liberty Replica

Towering above the road, set next to billowing stars and stripes of the American flag, stands a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

Located in Liberty Park, a commercial complex on the south side of the city near Vestavia Hills, it stands at one-fifth scale to the original and is highlighted at night with a continuously burning flame.

Alabama Veterans Memorial Park

The Alabama Veterans Memorial is far more than just a park… It is a message from all Alabamians, recognizing the price of freedom and peace.

Delve deep into American military history at Alabama Veterans Memorial Park near Irondale.

This picturesque park honours men and women of Alabama who gave their lives in service for their country.

Flora Johnston Nature Park

If your aim is to reconnect with nature, you don’t have to travel far.

The Flora Johnston Nature Trail in Irondale has two picturesque trails which you can walk along, passing tree carvings, rock walls, woodlands and creeks.

Irondale Alabama Map

 

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