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Welcome to Bessemer, Alabama – the Marvel City!

Founded in 1887, Bessemer is located in southwestern Jefferson County. Nestled in the Jones Valley at the end of the foothills of the Appalachian Chain, Bessemer sits strategically in Central Alabama and is the hub of western Jefferson County.

Bessemer is a city of economic growth and development. Our city is home to several major industries and companies. And the list continues to grow. Companies such as Amazon, Steyr Arms USA, BLOX, Milo’s Tea and Dollar General have facilities in our city to take advantage of our great location. Where Bessemer once thrived through iron ore manufacturing, the city is now home to a diverse blend of industry. And there is still room to grow!

The Bessemer Municipal Airport is one of the city’s gems and the preferred destination for small plane traffic. Mitchell Field is a short drive from downtown Bessemer, Birmingham, Hoover and Tuscaloosa.

Our city is home to Medical West Hospital, an affiliate of the UAB Health System. The 310-bed hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic, surgical, medical, and emergency services.

Alabama Splash Adventure, the state’s only water and theme park, and the Autobahn Indoor Speedway head some of the recreational amenities in our city. Historic Tannehill State Park is just a short drive from downtown.

Renown restaurants such as The Bright Star and Bob Sykes BBQ, provide some of the South’s finest cuisine. Portions of downtown Bessemer have been designated as a national Historic District, while some of our neighborhoods are filled with homes that date back to the early 20th Century.

The Mayor and City Council welcome you to our website.