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  • Popular neighborhoods in Birmingham include: Avondale, Forest Park, Glen Iris, Eastwood, Sun Valley, Five Points South, Huffman, Mason City, Roebuck, Inglenook, Sherman Heights, Jones Valley, East Thomas, Oak Ridge Park, Norwood, Green Acres, Roosevelt, Woodlawn, Wahouma, and North Birmingham.
  • Suburbs of Birmingham: Ala Gas Corp, Alabama Power Co, Avondale, Bham, Birmingham Southern College, Blue Cross-Shield, Bluff Park, Business Reply Mail, Cahaba Heights, Cahaba Hts, Caller Boxes, Center Point, Centerpoint, Compass Bank, Crestline, Crestline Heights, Crestline Hts, Dept of Treas Bur Accts, English Village, Ensley, Forestdale, Grayson Valley, Homewd, Homewood, Hoover, Huffman, Irondale, Jefferson Park, Liberty Highlands, Meadowbrook, Midfield, Mountain Brk, Mountain Brook, Mtn Brook, Overton, Regions Bank, Riverchase, Roebuck Plaza, Rose Hill, Ruffner, S S Payment Ctr, Samford University, Shoal Creek, South Highlands, State Farm Ins, Tarrant, Trussville, Univ of Alabama Bir, Univ of Alabama Hospital, Vestavia, Vestavia Hills, Vestavia Hls, Wachovia Bank, Wenonah.
  • Birmingham is also known as: Shelby County / Birmingham city.
  • Their current mayor is Mayor William A. Bell, who took office October 11th, 2017.
  • Zip codes in the city: 35201, 35202, 35203, 35204, 35205, 35206, 35207, 35208, 35209, 35210, 35211, 35212, 35213, 35214, 35215, 35216, 35217, 35218, 35219, 35220, 35221, 35222, 35223, 35224, 35226, 35228, 35229, 35231, 35232, 35233, 35234, 35235, 35236, 35237, 35238, 35242, 35243, 35244, 35246, 35249, 35253, 35254, 35255, 35259, 35260, 35261, 35266, 35282, 35283, 35285, 35287, 35288, 35290, 35291, 35292, 35293, 35294, 35295, 35296, 35297, 35298.
  • Jefferson County funeral flowers can be purchased from one of the local funeral shops we partner with.

Facts

  • Birmingham has been featured in films like: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), Murderball (2005), Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958), and Courting Condi (2008).
  • Some of the notable people born here have been: Condoleezza Rice (politician and political scientist), Amber Benson (film director and actor), Taylor Hicks (singer and author), Carl Lewis (actor and track and field athlete), Roy Wood, Jr. (comedian and disc jockey), Brandon Johnson (american football player), and Vann McElroy (american football player).
  • Birmingham is home to the following sports teams: Birmingham Bulls, Birmingham South Stars, and UAB Blazers football.

Birmingham (/ˈbɜrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham) is the largest city in Alabama. The city is the county seat of Jefferson County. The city's population was 212,237 according to the 2010 United States Census. The Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047 according to the 2010 Census, which is approximately one quarter of Alabama's population.Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period, through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton. It grew from there, annexing many more of its smaller neighbors, into an industrial and railroad transportation center with a focus on mining, the iron and steel industry, and railroading. Birmingham was named for Birmingham, England, UK; one of that nation's major industrial cities. Most of the original settlers who founded Birmingham were of English ancestry. In one writer's view, the city was planned as a place where cheap, non-unionized, and African-American labor from rural Alabama could be employed in the city's steel mills and blast furnaces, giving it a competitive advantage over industrial cities in the Midwest and Northeast.From its founding through the end of the 1960s, Birmingham was a primary industrial center of the South. The pace of Birmingham's growth during the period from 1881 through 1920 earned its nicknames The Magic City and The Pittsburgh of the South. Much like Pittsburgh, Birmingham's major industries were iron and steel production, plus a major component of the railroading industry, where rails and railroad cars were both manufactured in Birmingham. In the field of railroading, the two primary hubs of railroading in the Deep South were nearby Atlanta and Birmingham, beginning in the 1860s and continuing through to the present day. The economy diversified during the later half of the twentieth century. Though the manufacturing industry maintains a strong presence in Birmingham, other businesses and industries such as banking, telecommunications, transportation, electrical power transmission, medical care, college education, and insurance have risen in stature. Mining in the Birmingham area is no longer a major industry with the exception of coal mining. Birmingham ranks as one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern United States and is also one of the largest banking centers in the United States. In addition, the Birmingham area serves as headquarters to one Fortune 500 company: Regions Financial, along with five other Fortune 1000 companies.In higher education, Birmingham has been the location of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (formerly the Medical College of Alabama) and the University of Alabama School of Dentistry since 1947. Since that time it has also obtained a campus of the University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham (founded circa 1969), one of three main campuses of the University of Alabama System. It is also home to three private institutions: Samford University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Miles College. Between these colleges and universities, the Birmingham area has major colleges of medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, law, engineering, and nursing. The city has three of the state's five law schools: Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham School of Law, and Miles Law School. Birmingham is also the headquarters of the Southeastern Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate athletic conferences.

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From its founding in 1871 to the 1960's Birmingham's economy was focused on the iron and steel industry, mining, and railroading. Its amazing growth led to its nickname the "Magic City." After the 1960's other industries grew, diversifying its economic base.

It is now seen as a cultural center, embracing ballet, opera, music and art. It is home to the Southeast's largest museum.

The official website for the city of Birmingham is http://www.birminghamal.gov/.

There are currently 46 funeral home listings for the city of Birmingham, Alabama. Looking for Birmingham cemeteries?

Birmingham Obituaries

It was revealed by Statesville Landmark on October 1st, 2017 that Claudia Ann Neugent (Higginbotham) perished in Statesville, North Carolina.  Ms. Neugent was 73 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Claudia Ann's life.

It was revealed by New Bern Sun Journal on September 26th, 2017 that Franklin M Keller passed away in Oriental, North Carolina.  Keller was 87 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Franklin M's life.

It was written on September 9th, 2017 that Florence Mary Steele perished in Birmingham, Alabama.  Steele was 90 years old and was born in North Chicago, IL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Florence Mary's life.

It was noted by Orlando Sentinel on September 3rd, 2017 that Colleen Bynum (Stell) died in Florida.  Ms. Bynum was 78 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Colleen's life.

It was written by Orlando Sentinel on August 24th, 2017 that Louise Watson (Szakats) passed away in Florida.  Ms. Watson was 90 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Louise's life.

It was revealed by Texarkana Gazette on August 1st, 2017 that Polly Brabham (Perry) passed away in Texarkana, Texas.  Ms. Brabham was 86 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Polly's life.

It was written by New Bern Sun Journal on July 28th, 2017 that Charles Richard Williams passed away in New Bern, North Carolina.  Williams was 70 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Charles Richard's life.

It was disclosed on July 23rd, 2017 that Evelyn Grant passed away in Tampa, Florida.  Grant was 96 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to express your sorrow and honor Evelyn's life.

It was noted by Star-News on July 18th, 2017 that Doris Ann Herry died in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Herry was 75 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to express your sympathy and honor Doris Ann's life.

It was disclosed on July 16th, 2017 that Timothy Temerson passed away in Treasure Island, Florida.  Temerson was 77 years old and was born in Birmingham, AL.  Send flowers to share your condolences and honor Timothy's life.

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Jefferson Memorial Gardens

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama, established in 1949, is a locally family owned and managed Funeral Home and Cemetery. The 100 acre cemetery provides perpetual care for the 725 interments each year, complete with...

Skelton Funeral Home

Skelton Funeral Home, proudly serving the Pickens County and surrounding area. Our experienced and compassionate staff of funeral directors help families celebrate life with dignity and respect. David and the staff of Skelton Funeral Home greatly...

Brown Service Funeral Home

We are a family-owned funeral home treating the families we serve in a manner that we want our family treated, with honor and respect. We are honored to be the preferred family-owned funeral home in our area as a result of the support we have...

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Abanks Mortuary & Crematory
808 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
Angwin Mortuary Centers
3500 Avenue I
Birmingham, AL 35218
Arrington Funeral Home Incorporated
520 Cotton Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL 35254
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Bell Funeral Home
2077 Pratt Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35214
Brighton Funeral Service
2145 Bessemer Rd
Birmingham, AL 35208
Brighton Funeral Services
4400 9th Ave
Birmingham, AL 35228
Bushelon Funeral Home Incorporated
800 14th St Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
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Cantrell Funeral & Cemetery
720 Tower Dr
Birmingham, AL 35214
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Davenport & Harris Funeral Hm
301 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35281
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Earnest Johnson Funeral Home
8531 Zion City Rd
Birmingham, AL 35206
Eastside Funeral Home
5523 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
Elmwood Cemetery
600 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35219
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George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens Incorporated
1020 Minor Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35060
Grey's Memorial Funeral Home
2512 29th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35207
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Henderson Funeral Home
4904 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35232
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Jefferson Memerial Funeral Homes
1591 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
Jefferson Memorial Funeral
Highway 150
Birmingham, AL 35236
Jefferson Memorial Gardens
1591 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel
800 Dennison Ave Sw
Birmingham, AL 35211
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Kirksey's Mortuary
3500 Avenue I
Birmingham, AL 35218
Knesseth Israel Beth El Cemetery
320 11th Ct W
Birmingham, AL 35204
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Lakeshore Chapel & Cremation Services
131 Oxmoor Ct
Birmingham, AL 35279
Lett Funeral Home
2145 Bessemer Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
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Metropolitan Funeral Service
2345 Bush Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35218
Mullins Funeral Svc East
4764 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35232
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New Grace Hill Cemetery
1931 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Birmingham, AL 35219
Nichols Cemetery Association Incorporated
1624 6th Way Nw
Birmingham, AL 35215
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Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery
1120 19th St N
Birmingham, AL 35263
Oakland Cemetery
1230 Warrior Rd
Birmingham, AL 35218
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Parker Funeral Service
5831 1st Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35212
Parker Funeral Service
1900 Avenue I
Birmingham, AL 35218
Poole Funeral Chapel
1501 7th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
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Ridout's Foresthill Cemetery
431 60th St N
Birmingham, AL 35212
Ridout's Trussville Chapel
1500 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
Roberts Funeral Home Service
1337 Bessemer Rd
Birmingham, AL 35208
Roebuck Chapel
9012 Parkway E
Birmingham, AL 35261
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Skelton Funeral Home
2105 2nd St Sw
Birmingham, AL 35281
Smith & Gaston Funeral Service
1500 4th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35299
Sunrise Memorial Gardens
4386 Buzbee Rd
Birmingham, AL 35215
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Trussville Chapel
1500 Gadsden Hwy
Birmingham, AL 35235
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Valhalla Cemetery
839 Wilkes Rd
Birmingham, AL 35220
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Wren Funeral Home
2516 Finley Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35285
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Zion Memorial Gardens
201 93rd St N
Birmingham, AL 35261

Birmingham Funeral Home News

Heart of slain Anniston police officer gives grateful Florida man a new chance ...
During his check-up Thursday at UAB's Kirklin Clinic, Sorvillo cried as he recalled the funeral recalled watching it, masked after surgery and hooked up to machines, fresh stitches on his chest. You feel like, well, do you deserve it? And you feel ...
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/19934045-Heart-of-slain-Anniston-police-officer-gives-grateful-Florida-man-a-new-chance-at-life

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsChina's chaotic health care ...
People are also barred from setting up mourning halls or burning funeral money in these facilities - common methods of protest. Police posts have been set up in hospitals across the country, while doctors in some cities have been trained in self-defense.
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19377235/chinas-chaotic-health-care-drives-patient-attacks

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsPolice: 2nd man in Philly officer ...
The announcement came amid preparations for a solemn procession by police and public officials to take Walker's body to a church for a public viewing Sunday evening. Another viewing was planned Monday before funeral services. Copyright 2012 The ...
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19379974/police-2nd-man-in-philly-officer-slaying-arrested

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsRookie QB Foles lead Eagles ...
Eagles starting RT Todd Herremans missed the game to attend a family funeral. ... Eagles rookie WR Brian Hernandez limped to the locker room in the fourth. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, ...
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19373132/rookie-qb-foles-lead-eagles-over-browns-27-10

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsWith a sneer, Egypt TV host ...
Okasha warned Morsi not to attend the soldiers' funeral for his own safety. He claimed the Brotherhood and Morsi plan to kill him and retorted, "Fine, I declare it permissible to shed your blood too." "You don't know what I have. I have beasts and ...
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19369688/with-a-sneer-egypt-tv-host-challenges-islamists

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports1 charged, 1 sought in ...
Walker had time only to draw his gun before he was shot in the chest, stomach and arm, authorities said. The robbery attempt mirrored several other armed holdups in the area in the last few months, police said. Funeral services are set for Monday for ...
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19369320/1-charged-1-sought-in-philadelphia-officer-death

YOUR VIEW: Birmingham News changes mean some funerals to go unannounced
As one of the leaders of the Jewish community, I want to educate Wendt (the Alabama Media Group's vice president/content) and The Birmingham News as to the Jewish tradition of funeral practices. We bury our dead as soon as is possible with the ...
http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/08/your_view_birmingham_news_chan_2.html

ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, SportsUS: Missile defense for NKorea ...
Funeral services are scheduled for one of the two women killed in a train derailment in Maryland's Ellicott City outside Baltimore.More >>. Funeral services are scheduled for one of the two women killed in a train derailment in Maryland's Ellicott City ...
http://www.abc3340.com/story/19354706/us-missile-defense-for-nkorea-threat-not-china

Tony Scott -- Funeral Underway in L.A. | TMZ.com
"Top Gun" director Tony Scott is currently being laid to rest at an L.A. cemetery ... 5 days after he killed himself in San Pedro, CA. We're told several
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/24/tony-scott-funeral-los-angeles-death-suicide/

Late President Mills funeral cost GH3.6 million - ModernGhana.com
Accra, Aug. 27, GNA A total amount of 3.6 million Ghana cedis was used for the funeral of late President John Evans Atta Mills, in contrast to the figure of 30 million Ghana cedis that was reported in a section of the media, the ...
http://www.modernghana.com/news/414012/1/late-president-mills-funeral-cost-gh36-million.html

Neil Armstrong Funeral: Private Service Planned For Friday
CINCINNATI A private service is planned in Cincinnati on Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, and President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff. The Ohio native ...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/neil-armstrong-funeral-plans_n_1834055.html

Funeral Set For Md. Officer Killed In Crash; Traffic Delays Possible ...
Funeral services are to be held Tuesday for a Prince George's County police officer killed in a crash while pursuing a vehicle on Interstate 95.
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/08/27/funeral-set-for-md-officer-killed-in-crash-2/

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