Jefferson County is the most populous county in the state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 658,466. Its county seat is Birmingham, which is also the most populous city in the state.
Barber Motorsports Park, which opened in 2003, has a 17-turn, 2.3-mile (3.7 km) road course, designed by Alan Wilson, viewable from several naturally wooded or grass-covered banks. The track is designed to be run clockwise. The layout is compact, with a number of elevation changes. The pit lane is to the outside of the track, parallel to the front stretch; the pit wall is on the driver’s left. Two cutoff turns, which are barricaded when not in use, allow the track to be shortened for club events or testing sessions.
If you’re looking to cool off from the sweltering summer temperatures or warm up during those cold winter months, the underground wonder maintains a constant 58-62 degree temperature year round as you travel 175 feet beneath the earth. Visit year round to experience the wonder of Rickwood Caverns Cave Tours.
Designed to inspire a life-long love of learning, McWane Science Center has welcomed millions of visitors since opening its doors in 1998. Explorers – from ages 1 to 100 – flock year-round to see, to hear, to touch, and to experience the wonder of science in one of the South’s most unique venues.
Jefferson county is located in the north-central portion of the state, on the southernmost edge of the Appalachian Mountains. It is in the center of the (former) iron, coal, and limestone mining belt of the Southern United States.
Jefferson County is the most populous county in the state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, its population was 658,466. Its county seat is Birmingham, which is the most populous city in the state.
A lady in Bayview left the wedding altar and while crossing the Bayview Bridge in Jefferson County Alabama, her car crashed through the guard rail. Legend says her ghost walks the bridge in search of the groom. Other versions:
One of the most popular versions of the story revolves around a young woman who had hired a dressmaker for her wedding during the 1940s. The girl walked to the dressmaker for her final fitting, but on her way home she was attacked by a pack of wild dogs, killing her and leaving her spirit to roam the bridge for eternity. Another claims she was driving after the wedding with her husband when she crashed into a guard rail, killing them both and prompting her ghost to endlessly search for the groom.
Alabama seems to be a hotbed of paranormal activity. There are many different ghost stories linked to various different locations across Alabama, especially those that were formerly home to native Americans.
Alabama Haunted and/or Spooky Places
Bass Cemetery, Irondale AL
This cemetery is located on Ruffner Road also known as County Road 147 in Irondale Alabama. It is off a dirt road and back in the woods. The cemetery is 150 to 200 years old. Reports of paranormal activity are common. Alabama Haunted Places
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.