Birmingham, Alabama is within both parts of
Jefferson County and Shelby County. It was
founded during 1871. It was primarily planned to
be an industrial city based on steel production.
However, Birmingham also became a medical
research center as well.
Among its famous people are Dr. Richard
Arrington, Charles Barkley, Nell Carter, Louise
Fletcher, Emmylou Harris, Bo Jackson, Carl
Lewis, Willie Mays, Wayne Rogers, John R.
Taylor, Sonia Sanchez and Al Worthington.
Birmingham was mentioned in the works of Randy
Newman, Tracy Lawrence, Blackhawk, Pirates of
the Mississippi, Charlie Daniels, Duke Ellington