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Bessemer Area Insight

  • Bessemer is located approximately eight miles west of Hoover on Highway 150. If you are looking for a place to work out, play or watch sports, be sure to visit the center. The Recreation Center opened this summer and is located on the corner of Highway 150 and Hall Avenue.

    The new facility has an indoor walking/running track, an indoor pool, weight area and cardio area. The facility offers various classes and trainers are available.The Recreation Center is open to residents and non residents. For more information you can contact the Center.
  • William   "Pitt" Pittman
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    Frank House Golf Course is a part of the Bessemer Municipal system and it has been around for a long time! It's not the longest course in the city, but it will give you some great obstacles to overcome! Inexpensive and lots of fun!
  • William   "Pitt" Pittman
    RE/MAX First Choice
    Splash Adventure is just the right spot for the greater Birmingham area! Lots of water activities for both the young age groups as well as the older crowds! It's definitely a great summertime place to go!
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    One of the largest employers in the Bessemer area is U S Pipe & Foundry. This company, previously called the Eureka Mining Company, bought acreage in 1889 to build eight furnaces and two railroad outlets. The city was renamed from Brooklyn to Bessemer in honor of a British scientist who was famous for his contribution to the steel making process. Bessemer was built to capitalize on its iron and steel resources. By 1890, the city's population was the fourth largest in the state. The company still in existence is now known as U S Pipe and Foundry. It remains one of the largest employers in the area.
  • Located approximately seven miles west of the city of Hoover, is another community you might want to explore. Bessemer still has that small downtown main-street feel. Its downtown was listed on the National Historic Registry in 1982. It is the home of the Bessemer Hall of History Museum dedicated to the history of the town and western Jefferson County. A well known restaurant called The Bright Star is located downtown. It is said to be the states oldest continuously-operated eating establishment, founded in 1907.
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    DeBardeleben Park sits like an oasis in historic downtown Bessemer. The park was built on a site formerly known as Berney Park. It has additional historic interest because of the presence of "The Spirit of the American Doughboy," a copper sculpture of a World War I American soldier. The park is also used for a number of special events like concerts, family reunions, Veteran Day programs and blessing of pets.
  • Wanda  Williams Turner
    RE/MAX First Choice
    The Promenade is the major shopping center that services Bessemer and McCalla's growing residential area located off the interstate I-459 and I-20. It's very visible from the highway. Not only are the people of Bessemer and McCalla getting to enjoy the great shopping experience at the Promenade but the surrounding cities such as Pelham, Helena and Hoover residence are also. If you are a movie lover, then The shopping center has a large Premiere Cinema / Theater complex. Some of the anchor stores include Target, J.C. Penney, Publix, Best Buy, Ross, and other retailers and restaurants. There are plenty of places to eat and dine surrounding the center.

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