Alabama is home to the oldest baseball stadium in the United States. Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, was built in 1910 and is still in use today.
Jackson County, Alabama has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Cherokee and Creek nations. European settlers began arriving in the late 1700s, leading to conflict with the indigenous people.

In the early 1800s, Jackson County was established and named after Andrew Jackson, a prominent figure in the War of 1812. The county played a significant role during the Civil War, serving as a strategic location for both Union and Confederate forces. It witnessed several battles, including the Battle of Bridgeport and the Battle of Higdon's Hill.

After the war, Jackson County experienced rapid growth and development. The arrival of the railroad and the discovery of coal and iron ore deposits spurred economic prosperity. The county became an important center for the coal and steel industries, attracting new residents and businesses.

In the 20th century, Jackson County continued to evolve. The construction of highways and infrastructure improved transportation and connectivity within the county. The development of hydroelectric power at the Tennessee River's Guntersville Dam provided a new source of energy for the region. Today, Jackson County is known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and a diverse economy that includes manufacturing, agriculture, and tourism.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Jackson County, Alabama.

  • 1819 - Jackson County established as one of the counties of the Alabama Territory
  • 1830 - The town of Bellefonte becomes the county seat
  • 1850 - Stevenson becomes the new county seat
  • 1861-1865 - Jackson County heavily affected by the American Civil War
  • 1873 - The town of Scottsboro is incorporated
  • 1930 - Scottsboro becomes the county seat
  • 1931 - The infamous Scottsboro Boys case draws national attention to the county
  • 1964 - Lake Guntersville is created by the Tennessee Valley Authority, providing a major recreation area for residents
  • 2010 - Jackson County experiences significant population growth and economic development