The City of Argo is a sprawling suburban city located in St. Clair County. Argo offers quiet country living and a wonderful place to raise a family. We are committed to a safe and wholesome environment, taking pride in our highly professional Police and Fire Departments, Schools and Churches. We believe that Argo is the best place to call home. Before you buy a home, or commit to a business or industrial site, we encourage you to visit the City of Argo!
Argo is located in both the extreme eastern part of Jefferson County and western part of St. Clair County. The early Indian trail the settlers used when they first came to the Alabama territory became known as the Georgia Road. Those coming from the Carolinas would cross north Georgia, and the Cherokee Indian Territory of N.E. Alabama Territory through what later became Gadsden, Ashville, St. Clair Springs, Springville and Argo to reach this territory. The Georgia Road passed east of where Central Baptist church was later located. The church originally sat where the railroad is located, just in front of the Central Cemetery.
The Georgia Road continued past where the Argo School was later built. It then turned west on what is now Advent Circle on the north side of Clear Branch Creek. From there it passed where the Massey School was later built and the Massey Cemetery. From there it turned south to what later became Camp Mary Munger, where the old Massey mill later stood and on through Truss to Elyton . In later years a steel bridge was built over the Little Cahaba Creek just below the mill. This allowed the old Georgia Road to take a shorter route to Argo. It then crossed the railroad and up the east side, which is now Micklewright Road. (See the 1905 map). The railroad came in 1871 providing freight and passenger service from Birmingham to Chattanooga. In the late 1920s and early 1930s the old Georgia Road was straightened and placed on the west side of the railroad and became U. S. Highway 11. The iron bridge at the old mill was removed during World War II. Argo is now divided by the county line, Interstate 59, U.S. 11 and the Norfolk-Southern Railroad.
Argo Alabama History
By 1818 many settlers had migrated into this area. Alabama’s Territorial Governor, William W. Bibb, signed into law “an act to alter and ascertain more particularly the boundaries of the county of Shelby and to lay off a new county in the northeast part thereof, to be called and known by the name of St. Clair County.” As one can see from the further description found in Section 2 of the Act, much of present Jefferson County was then in St. Clair County. “Beginning at the northwest corner of the county of Shelby, and from thence running along the ridge dividing the waters of the Black Warrior from those of the Cahawba and Coosa rivers to the Cherokee boundary line, thence along said line to the Coosa River, thence down said river to the county of Shelby, and thence along the boundary of said county to the beginning, shall form one county to be called and known by the name of St. Clair.”
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Argo, AL 35173
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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in thier communities. When emergencies happen,CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the saftey of the community.
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