Columbiana Alabama is a city in Shelby County, twenty-five miles east of Birmingham. Columbiana is the county seat of Shelby County.
1826 Alabama Map
Relief shown in hachures. Prime meridian: Washington. From: A general atlas, Fielding Lucas, Baltimore, 1826.
Contributor: Lucas, Fielding
Smiths Station, one of the most thriving and fastest growing communities in Lee County, was settled in 1826. In 1845 the Central of Georgia Railroad was built through the community from Columbus, Georgia to Opelika, Alabama. The depot was named for Mr. Broadus Smith, a prominent early settler who lived near by.