In honor of Thomas Jefferson, an award in his name is presented each year to outstanding Jefferson County individuals and organizations whose works have contributed significantly to the knowledge and conservation of our historic resources.


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call (205) 592-6610.


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Welcome to the Jefferson County Historical Commission online!

Here you can learn about the Commission, how to apply for our
Historic Marker Program, where to begin your research, strategies which will facilitate your search, and other exciting programs and services offered by the Jefferson County Historical Commission.


The Commission was established in 1971 by an Act of the Alabama State Legislature to document and recognize the historic resources of Birmingham and Jefferson County.

The Commission responds to inquiries concerning the rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties, administers the Historical Marker Program, and recognizes achievement in scholarship and preservation through the annual Thomas Jefferson Awards.



Due to a financial shortfall, the Jefferson County Historical Commission
is operating without a physical office. Contact us electronically, or by mail or telephone.