Welcome to Bhamwiki
Bhamwiki, now in its ninth year, is an encyclopedic resource for anyone curious about Birmingham, Alabama and the region around it. We aim for accuracy, objectivity, and accessibility as we work steadily to expand our coverage.
Bhamwiki has more than ten thousand individual entries to explore. There are several ways to navigate the site. Click on any blue link to read an article about that topic. Try perusing some of our featured articles, or our newest entries. Look at what happened on this date in Birmingham's history. Take a chance by clicking on "random page" to the left. Or, if you know what you're looking for, try using the search box, or you can even start at the top and work your way down.
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In the news
- February 7: Poet Laureate of Alabama Andrew Glaze died.
- January 25: Artist Thornton Dial died at home in Bessemer.
- January 13: Mayor William Bell delivered the 2016 State of the City Address to the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham at the Harbert Center.
- January 12: The 2015 Alabama Crimson Tide football team defeated the Clemson Tigers 45-40 in the College Football Playoff championship game.
- ...that Chris Fryar, drummer for the Zac Brown Band, grew up in Gardendale?
- ...that Brother Bryan Park was originally called Magnolia Park?
- ...that the Coosa River is the most developed river in Alabama, and most of its length in the state is impounded by one of seven dams?
- ...that nationally-touring comedian Carrot Top lost most of his props in a fire at the Comedy Club on Greensprings Highway during Winter Storm '93?
Bhamwiki has been running since March 15, 2006. The project currently has 449 registered user accounts and contains approximately 11,503 articles. See Bhamwiki:Milestones for more information on the growth of the site. You can also join us on facebook or follow along on twitter.