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.

Featured News


05aprAll Day08maySound the Alarm Event

13apr4:00 pm5:00 pmBessemer City Zoning board of AdjustmentsEvening Session

20apr10:00 am12:00 pmBessemer City Council MeetingMorning Session

20apr4:00 pm5:00 pmBessemer City Planning and Zoning CommissionEvening Session

24apr8:00 am11:30 amHousehold Hazardous Waste Collection Day

24apr12:00 pm8:00 pmBob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival (postponed)Bob Sykes BBQ & Blues Festival

26apr6:00 pm8:30 pmBessemer Beautification Board Meeting

Live Work & Play in the Marvel City

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