Bessemer is a city with a rich history and great prospects for the future
Welcome to Bessemer Alabama
The Marvel City
Located in the heart of central Alabama, Bessemer is home to some 27,000 residents. Founded in 1887 by coal magnate Henry DeBardeleben, Bessemer grew rapidly in its early years, earning it the nickname “The Marvel City.” Growth continues to be our mantra heading into tomorrow.
Bessemer is the hub of western Jefferson County and is an economic engine driving development in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan area. Our city is “business-friendly” and is home to a diverse blend of industries and companies.
Bessemer is home to great restaurants, awesome recreational amenities and a distinguished list of famous natives.
The Mayor and City Council invite you to visit the city and enjoy its flavor, its rich heritage and all the Marvel City has to offer.