Jeff Davis County

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Jeff Davis County was a proposed new county to be split off from the western portion of Jefferson County, with Bessemer as its seat.

The proposal was voiced during construction of the new $175,000 Jefferson County Courthouse Bessemer Division, which was begun before World War I and completed in 1920. The idea never gained popular support and was abandoned.


  • Cruikshank, George H. (1920) History of Birmingham and Its Environs: A Narrative Account of Their Historical Progress, Their People, and Their Principal Interests. 2 volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company.