Birmingham, Alabama, USA - 1916
Birmingham, a city, capital of Jefferson co., Ala., on the Central R. of Georgia, the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham and other railroads, 95 miles NNW. of Montgomery. It contains a number of prominent public buildings, the St. Vincent Hospital (completed in 1900), and several parks. Its industries are largely associated with coal- and iron-mining, which is being extensively prosecuted in the surrounding districts. Iron Mountain, 6 miles distant, contains almost inexhaustible deposits of hematite. Three-fourths of the Alabama iron-ore is obtained from the Birmingham district. The city has numerous blast-furnaces, rolling-mills, steel-works, railroad machine-shops, etc. It is the trade-centre for a large agricultural region and has extensive cotton and cotton- seed oil interests. Pop. in 1880, 3086; in 1890, 26,178; in 1900, 38,415.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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