1867 was 4 years before the founding of the City of Birmingham and 48 years after Alabama first became a state.
- July 18: The Lincoln School of Marion, later called Alabama State University, was incorporated.
- November 13: The Lincoln School of Marion opened to 113 students.
- Irondale Methodist Episocopal Church was founded in the vicinity of Irondale Furnace.
- The school that would become Talladega College moved from a one-room schoolhouse to the former Baptist Academy building nearby.
- July 18: The Brierfield Ironworks blew out.
- Rufus Cobb moved to Shelby County.
- John Phelan and William Walker Jr were admitted to the bar.
- James Sloss was made president of the Nashville & Decatur Railroad.
- February 8: Henry Gray, Lieutenant Governor of Alabama
- March 1: George Ward, Mayor of Birmingham
- March 22: John Rountree, editor and publisher
- March 28: E. E. Forbes, businessman
- April 5: Frances Nimmo Greene, novelist
- May 23: William Oliver, U.S. Representative
- June 10: Robert A. Morris, Jefferson County Auditor
- July 3: Edward Ullman, cinematographer
- July 31: J. M. P. Otts Jr, banker
- October 22: Sterling Foster, pastor and salesman
- November 9: Arthur Brown, surgeon
- Della Frances Dryer, painter
- Zebulon Rudolph, attorney
- February 5: William Nabers married Betty Worthington.
- May 24: Samuel Ullman married Emma Mayer at her parents' home in Natchez.
In 1867, Nebraska was admitted as a state. The first British North America Act forms the Dominion of Canada. Alaska was purchased from Russia.
Books published in 1867 included The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain.
Notable births in 1867 included author Laura Ingalls Wilder, baseball player Cy Young, aviation pioneer Wilbur Wright, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and physicist & chemist Marie Curie. Notable deaths included Emperor Kōmei of Japan, Emperor Maximilian of Mexico (executed), King Otto of Greece, and physicist Michael Faraday.
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