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Demarcus Means transported from the Shelby County Jail (Alabama)
Demarcus Means transported from the Shelby County Jail (Alabama)
Published: 2015/07/30
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Drug agents serve dozens of warrants in Shelby County
Drug agents serve dozens of warrants in Shelby County
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: NeYSoN
Colonial Pipeline explosion in Shelby County  Alabama
Colonial Pipeline explosion in Shelby County Alabama
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Kevin Henderson
Gas line explodes in Shelby County, Alabama
Gas line explodes in Shelby County, Alabama
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: AL.com
Blue Springs Farm in Shelby County, Alabama
Blue Springs Farm in Shelby County, Alabama
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: National Land Realty
Lake Purdy, Shelby County, Alabama during the drought of 2016
Lake Purdy, Shelby County, Alabama during the drought of 2016
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: Phillip Humphries
Pipeline Break in Shelby County Alabama 10-31-2016
Pipeline Break in Shelby County Alabama 10-31-2016
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: John919
Powerful Forces In Shelby County, Alabama
Powerful Forces In Shelby County, Alabama
Published: 2008/06/28
Channel: Joe Sarver
180 Pound 8 Point Shelby County Alabama
180 Pound 8 Point Shelby County Alabama
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: James L. Jr. Sanderson
Shelby County Alabama Cornerstone Ceremony.wmv
Shelby County Alabama Cornerstone Ceremony.wmv
Published: 2010/01/16
Channel: Bobby Joe Seales
Dunnavant Valley in Shelby County Alabama
Dunnavant Valley in Shelby County Alabama
Published: 2017/02/26
Channel: Jerry Quinn
Part 1 - LDH Relay Pumping Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Part 1 - LDH Relay Pumping Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: GotBigWater
Shelby County Alabama Tornado 4-19-09
Shelby County Alabama Tornado 4-19-09
Published: 2009/04/20
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The Voting Rights Act - Shelby County v. Holder
The Voting Rights Act - Shelby County v. Holder
Published: 2013/12/18
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Shelby vs Holder Documentary
Shelby vs Holder Documentary
Published: 2015/01/06
Channel: Mary Klein
Train ride through Calera and Shelby County, AL
Train ride through Calera and Shelby County, AL
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Thad Forester
Part 1- Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Part 1- Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: GotBigWater
Montevallo Estate with Farmhouse for Sale in Shelby County, AL
Montevallo Estate with Farmhouse for Sale in Shelby County, AL
Published: 2016/06/24
Channel: National Land Realty
Shelby County sheriffs office Alabama look at this
Shelby County sheriffs office Alabama look at this
Published: 2014/05/16
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Discussion of United States Supreme Court
Discussion of United States Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder
Published: 2013/07/05
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Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder: A Case Study
Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder: A Case Study
Published: 2015/12/12
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Shelby  County Alabama Sheds 256 962 5000
Shelby County Alabama Sheds 256 962 5000
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Darell Sistrunk
Shelby County, Alabama: Where the Supreme Court Challenge to Voting Rights Began
Shelby County, Alabama: Where the Supreme Court Challenge to Voting Rights Began
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: LDFMedia
Scurlock Ranch - Vincent, Shelby County, AL
Scurlock Ranch - Vincent, Shelby County, AL
Published: 2014/05/12
Channel: TargetAuction
Haunted Shelby County
Haunted Shelby County
Published: 2013/10/14
Channel: WIAT42
Part 4 - LDH Relay Pumping Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Part 4 - LDH Relay Pumping Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: GotBigWater
Impact Fees Needed For Shelby County, Alabama
Impact Fees Needed For Shelby County, Alabama
Published: 2008/07/25
Channel: Joe Sarver
Capture CAMA Customer Testimonial - Shelby County, AL
Capture CAMA Customer Testimonial - Shelby County, AL
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: E-Ring, Inc.
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Shelby County Speeedway wilsonville al
Published: 2013/06/24
Channel: Ronnie Revis
Historic tunnel beep Shelby County Alabama 12/9/15
Historic tunnel beep Shelby County Alabama 12/9/15
Published: 2016/01/23
Channel: large marge
Shelby County, AL Project SEARCH
Shelby County, AL Project SEARCH
Published: 2016/09/03
Channel: Project Search
The Water Shark - Part 1 (Shelby County, Alabama)
The Water Shark - Part 1 (Shelby County, Alabama)
Published: 2013/12/01
Channel: GotBigWater
Shelby County, Alabama Christmas lights
Shelby County, Alabama Christmas lights
Published: 2012/12/24
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Shelby County Courthouse - Columbiana, Alabama
Shelby County Courthouse - Columbiana, Alabama
Published: 2014/05/18
Channel: LawngooseGTP
BENCHMARKS: Professor Ekow N. Yankah Discusses Shelby County v. Holder
BENCHMARKS: Professor Ekow N. Yankah Discusses Shelby County v. Holder
Published: 2013/06/26
Channel: CardozoLawSchool
Cross Creek - City of Alabaster in Shelby County Alabama
Cross Creek - City of Alabaster in Shelby County Alabama
Published: 2015/10/28
Channel: Safe Future
Welcome To The Rock of Shelby County
Welcome To The Rock of Shelby County
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Rock of Shelby County
Part 1 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - June 2015 - 1,000 GPM Club
Part 1 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - June 2015 - 1,000 GPM Club
Published: 2015/06/08
Channel: GotBigWater
IRS Back Tax Forgiveness Shelby County Alabama
IRS Back Tax Forgiveness Shelby County Alabama
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: Tax Debt Forgiveness
Shelby Sheriff Video1A
Shelby Sheriff Video1A
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Roger Shuler
Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - October 2013 - Part 1
Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - October 2013 - Part 1
Published: 2013/11/02
Channel: GotBigWater
Part 11 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - June 2015 - 1,000 GPM Club
Part 11 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - June 2015 - 1,000 GPM Club
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: GotBigWater
Falling Rock Falls,  Shelby County Alabama 02-18-2017
Falling Rock Falls, Shelby County Alabama 02-18-2017
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Jerry Quinn
DUI Attorney Shelby County, Alabama - DUI Lawyer Help Shelby County, AL Drunk Driving Arrest
DUI Attorney Shelby County, Alabama - DUI Lawyer Help Shelby County, AL Drunk Driving Arrest
Published: 2014/07/21
Channel: Alabama DUI Attorney
Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails - Birmingham, Shelby County, AL - Podiatrist Lora Yeager-Smith
Laser Treatment for Fungal Toenails - Birmingham, Shelby County, AL - Podiatrist Lora Yeager-Smith
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: wpv webpowervideomedia
Alabama Land For Sale - 421 Pumpkin Hollow Road Shelby County
Alabama Land For Sale - 421 Pumpkin Hollow Road Shelby County
Published: 2010/06/30
Channel: OICAlabamaLand
Interview with Councilman Ernest Montgomery of Calera, Alabama in Shelby County
Interview with Councilman Ernest Montgomery of Calera, Alabama in Shelby County
Published: 2013/02/22
Channel: LDFMedia
Pictures of EXPLOSION in Shelby County Alabama! Link in Box!
Pictures of EXPLOSION in Shelby County Alabama! Link in Box!
Published: 2016/11/01
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Part 9 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Part 9 - Rural Water Supply Drill - Shelby County, Alabama - May 2017
Published: 2017/05/30
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Offer In Compromise Shelby County AL
Offer In Compromise Shelby County AL
Published: 2015/11/02
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Shelby County, Alabama
Shelby County, Alabama Courthouse.JPG
Shelby County Courthouse in Columbiana
Seal of Shelby County, Alabama
Seal
Map of Alabama highlighting Shelby County
Location in the U.S. state of Alabama
Map of the United States highlighting Alabama
Alabama's location in the U.S.
Founded February 7, 1818
Named for Isaac Shelby
Seat Columbiana
Largest city Birmingham
Area
 • Total 810 sq mi (2,098 km2)
 • Land 785 sq mi (2,033 km2)
 • Water 25 sq mi (65 km2), 3.0%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 210,622
 • Density 263/sq mi (102/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.shelbycountyalabama.com

Footnotes:  

  • County Number 58 on Alabama Licence Plates

Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 195,085.[1] The county seat is Columbiana.[2] The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816.

Shelby County is included in the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Shelby County was established on February 7, 1818, and it was named for the Revolutionary War hero and the first Governor of Kentucky, Isaac Shelby. Beginning in 1820, the first county seat was located at Shelbyville. This settlement, long defunct, was located within the modern city limits of Pelham. The first courthouse was built of logs. The seat was moved to Columbia, now Columbiana, in 1826. Initially housed in an old school building, a new brick courthouse building was completed in 1854. It is now known as the Old Shelby County Courthouse and houses the Shelby County Museum and Archives. The current limestone courthouse was built from 1905–06, at a cost of $300,000.[3]

Shelby County has a long history in agriculture, and since about 1990, it has become an important location for growing soybeans, which has exceeded cotton as the most important crop grown there.

Shelby County was the home of an early inland waterway, the Coosa River, and it was also the location of a very early east-west railroad in Alabama that connected Atlanta, Georgia, with locations to its west. Shelby County was also crossed by an early north-south railroad, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, that connected Louisville, Nashville, Decatur, Birmingham, and Montgomery.

With the advent of the automobile and the truck, Shelby County was soon crossed from north to south by U.S. Highway 31, the major one that followed the same route as the Louisville and Nashville Railroad did. (All U.S. Highways, with "one" as their last of two digits are major north-south ones: e.g. U.S. 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, and 71.) The eastern part of Shelby County was later crossed by U.S. Highway 231 and U.S. 280

Decades later on, Shelby County was crossed by Interstate Highway 65. Hence, an important ingredient in the eventual growth of Shelby County has been its ready access to modern systems of transportation. Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 31 have long provided strong connections between Shelby county and the more populous Jefferson County directly to its north, leading to suburban development in towns such as Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, and Chelsea.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 810 square miles (2,100 km2), of which 785 square miles (2,030 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) (3.0%) is water.[4]

Parts of Shelby County are crossed by the southernmost extensions of the Appalachian Mountains, such as Oak Mountain and Double Oak Mountain. However, large parts of Shelby County are much flatter, giving good land for farms and pastures. Shelby County also has lowlands along two rivers, and one large man-made reservoir, Lay Lake, which also borders Coosa, Talladega and Chilton counties.

Most of Shelby County is drained either by the Cahaba River, which flows along the northern edge of the county, and then to the southwest, or by the Coosa River, whose valley includes the eastern end of the county. These are both important rivers in Alabama. Much farther south, both the Cahaba River and the Coosa River flow into the Alabama River, and thence to the Gulf of Mexico. To be more precise, the Coosa River and the Tallapoosa River flow together at Wetumpka, Alabama, to form the Alabama River, and then the Cahaba River is a tributary to that one farther to the west. Waxahatchee Creek, a major tributary of the Coosa River, forms the southeastern portion of the border between Shelby County and Chilton County.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 2,416
1830 5,704 136.1%
1840 6,112 7.2%
1850 9,536 56.0%
1860 12,618 32.3%
1870 12,218 −3.2%
1880 17,236 41.1%
1890 20,886 21.2%
1900 23,684 13.4%
1910 26,949 13.8%
1920 27,097 0.5%
1930 27,576 1.8%
1940 28,962 5.0%
1950 30,362 4.8%
1960 32,132 5.8%
1970 38,037 18.4%
1980 66,298 74.3%
1990 99,358 49.9%
2000 143,293 44.2%
2010 195,085 36.1%
Est. 2016 210,622 [5] 8.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790–1960[7] 1900–1990[8]
1990–2000[9] 2010–2016[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 143,293 people, 54,631 households, and 40,590 families residing in the county. The population density was 180 people per square mile (70/km2). There were 59,302 housing units at an average density of 75 per square mile (29/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.80% White, 7.40% Black or African American, 0.33% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.71% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 2.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The largest self-reported ancestry groups in Shelby County are: English (16.3%), Irish (13.3%), "American" (mostly English and Scots-Irish) (11.5%), German (11.0%), Italian (4.2%), Scots-Irish (4.2%) and Scottish (3.9%).

There were 54,631 households out of which 36.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 33.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 8.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,440, and the median income for a family was $64,105. Males had a median income of $45,798 versus $31,242 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,176. About 4.60% of families and 6.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 195,085 people, 74,072 households, and 53,733 families residing in the county. The population density was 249 people per square mile (96/km2). There were 80,970 housing units at an average density of 103 per square mile (40/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 83.0% White, 10.6% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 5.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 74,072 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.9 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $68,380, and the median income for a family was $81,406. Males had a median income of $57,405 versus $41,692 for females. The per capita income for the county was $33,978. About 5.4% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Shelby County vote
by party in presidential elections
Year GOP DEM Others
2016 72.1% 73,020 22.7% 22,977 5.2% 5,257
2012 77.0% 71,436 21.6% 20,051 1.4% 1,255
2008 76.2% 69,060 22.8% 20,625 1.1% 958
2004 80.4% 63,435 18.8% 14,850 0.8% 621
2000 76.7% 47,651 21.2% 13,183 2.1% 1,294
1996 73.1% 37,090 22.2% 11,280 4.7% 2,403
1992 68.0% 32,736 21.4% 10,317 10.6% 5,112
1988 78.8% 27,052 20.8% 7,138 0.4% 124
1984 77.9% 21,858 21.0% 5,884 1.2% 326
1980 64.3% 14,957 31.8% 7,396 3.9% 914
1976 54.3% 9,035 43.3% 7,197 2.4% 397
1972 81.2% 9,390 16.1% 1,859 2.7% 309
1968 15.8% 1,706 10.3% 1,105 73.9% 7,959
1964 75.7% 6,037 24.4% 1,943
1960 49.1% 3,157 50.2% 3,225 0.7% 46
1956 52.0% 2,901 44.8% 2,502 3.2% 178
1952 46.5% 2,156 53.3% 2,473 0.2% 7
1948 32.7% 921 67.3% 1,899
1944 32.4% 945 67.1% 1,955 0.5% 13
1940 25.2% 938 74.6% 2,777 0.2% 7
1936 24.4% 777 74.5% 2,371 1.0% 33
1932 26.5% 864 72.5% 2,365 1.0% 34
1928 59.5% 2,502 40.0% 1,679 0.5% 22
1924 45.8% 1,753 49.2% 1,882 5.0% 192
1920 56.0% 3,235 43.6% 2,523 0.4% 24
1916 51.8% 1,428 47.6% 1,311 0.6% 17
1912 7.6% 201 44.5% 1,181 48.0% 1,275[a]
1908 49.4% 1,231 40.6% 1,011 10.0% 250
1904 27.9% 679 45.4% 1,106 26.8% 653

Prior to the early 1980s, elected officials serving or representing Shelby County were all[citation needed] affiliated with the Democratic Party, although at a national level the county often supported Republicans even during the “Solid South” era – it was one of four counties in Alabama to vote for Theodore Roosevelt over Woodrow Wilson in 1912. Most of the rapid transition from the Democratic Party dominance to a complete reversal, with Republicans in control of all but a couple of offices, took place during the years between 1984 and 1992. It was not, however, until the election of 2010, and specifically the results in Alabama House of Representatives District 42,[10] that Republicans held every elected office with jurisdiction or residency (or both) in Shelby County[11] (excludes municipal elected officials, who are elected on a non-partisan basis).

The Shelby County Republican Party (Alabama), under the official direction of the Republican Executive Committee of Shelby County, Alabama, is the affiliate of the Alabama Republican Party in Shelby County, and is the identity by which its governing body is known.

In 2013, the County was the plaintiff in Shelby County v. Holder, which struck down portions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as unconstitutional.

Education[edit]

Shelby County Schools operates public schools in the county. Alabaster City Schools operates the six public schools in Alabaster. In 2014, Pelham began operating their own school system with three schools taken over from the Shelby County School System: Pelham High School, Riverchase Middle School, and Valley Elementary School. On May 5, 2015 ground was broken for the construction of Pelham Ridge Elementary School [12] which opened during the 2016-2017 school year. Also that year, Valley Elementary School closed and teachers relocated to Valley Intermediate School, renamed Pelham Oaks Elementary School (now serving kindergarten through fifth grade).

Transportation[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Railroads[edit]

Airports[edit]

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "History". Shelby County Tourism. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 22, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Wallace unseats incumbent Martin - Shelby County Reporter". shelbycountyreporter.com. 
  11. ^ Barnes, Fred "Crimson Tide: Alabama goes very, very red., The Weekly Standard, Nov 22, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 10.
  12. ^ "Officials Break Ground on Pelham Ridge Elementary - Shelby County Reporter". shelbycountyreporter.com. 
  13. ^ "American Village Citizenship Trust". americanvillage.org. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Comprising 1,233 votes (46.41 percent) for Progressive Theodore Roosevelt and 42 for Socialist Eugene Debs.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°15′55″N 86°40′04″W / 33.26528°N 86.66778°W / 33.26528; -86.66778

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