Arrived yesterday into Birmingham.

What’s going on here?
Seal of Birminghan

City og Birmingham

(For a city with so much history, it’s tough to find on the City’s web site – Ed.)

SLOGAN: Officially, it’s The Magic City, I think. The Slogan for Birmingham is under much discussion, I hope I can find that article I read from the free newspaper.

OVERVIEW: The City of Birmingham, Alabama, is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Birmingham Stats:
• Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
• Represents 24 percent of Alabama’s total population
• Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
• Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 300 metropolitan areas
• Home to 40,680 Businesses

Area: 5,332 square miles–MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)—Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair and Walker Counties.
Birmingham: 151 Square Miles

Altitudes: Average – 620 ft.; Range – 538 ft.-1,200 ft.

Latitude: 33 deg., 38′ N
Longitude: 86 deg. 50′ W

Climate: Average high 65°; Average low 51°; Average annual 61.8°.


University of Alabama at Birmingham
Baptist Medical Centers
Jefferson County Public Schools

EDUCATION: Three universities, three colleges, four junior colleges, three technical schools, three religious training schools, four business and 276 public schools.

GOVERNMENT: Birmingham, the county seat, is one of 33 separately incorporated municipalities in Jefferson County. The City has a mayor/council form of government with a general fund annual budget of approximately $298 million for fiscal year 2003.

RESTAURANTS: There are more than 500 restaurants in the Birmingham area. This number includes full service restaurants, cafeterias, fast food outlets and hotel and motel establishments.

CHURCHES: The Birmingham metropolitan area has over 1,300 churches, and church membership is held by approximately 60 percent of the population

OTHER: Birmingham has 54 numbers listed in the Escort Service-Personal section of their Yellow Pages, and 15 Entertainment-Adult listings.

NEWS: The BATF with significant local support raided “The Free Militia” last month, arresting five. Charges for manufacture, consiracy to manufacture destructive devices, manufacturing firearms and possession of (items) not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record carry penalties up $250,000 and 10 years were levied against five, guilty verdicts were handed down today against four who denied “being militia.”


New city drought restrictions: Every time you water your lawn, Animal Control kills a kitten.

TRAVEL NOTES: The last guest (or the cleaning crew) left a blunt under the coffer maker at the hotel. Sort of redefines the “full service” hotel, doncha think?

Upcoming Events See all…

Jul 11

Mouth Movements8:00pm at High Notes / RockNHorse

Jul 12

American Idols Live BJCC Arena

Jul 18

OAR Sloss Furnace

Jul 21

Momma’s Boy-Daddy’s Girl Clothing Co. children’s trunk show & warehouse sale 10:00am

Jul 30

White Stripes Sloss Furnace

Aug 8

Manchester Orchestra 9:00pm at Bottletree Cafe

Aug 25

Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn BJCC Arena

Aug 25

Alan Jackson With Brooks and Dunn Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)

2727 Acres

There’s an interesting listing for 2,727 acres. But $3,538.69 per acre needs some shaving to be right for me.

Anyone have 800+ acres around here for $500/ac. or less?

So, who else is in the neighborhood?

(This post may be updated as research continues.)

Update: I see 104 acres, with $50,000 in timber for $199K. That looks like a better deal. Hmmm.

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