Montevallo Road

From Bhamwiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Montevallo Road is the name given to more than one pioneer-era road from settlements around Jones Valley toward the town of Montevallo, a trading center that became more important to the Birmingham District's coal and iron producers as the northernmost railroad connection to the naval works in Selma with the opening of the Alabama & Tennessee River Railroad in 1853.

Parts of Montevallo Road were also on the Nashville to Montgomery Road, which intersected Georgia Road at Red Gap near the Irondale Furnace.

The section of Montevallo Road originating at Irondale still bears the name from an eastern terminus at 16th Street, through the Eastwood section of Birmingham, through Crestline Heights in northern Mountain Brook, past the southern edge of the Country Club of Birmingham through the center of Mountain Brook Village to the western edge of Mountain Brook where it becomes Hollywood Boulevard at the Birmingham city limits, just prior to crossing Highway 280.

The Montevallo Road originating at the town of Elyton ran due south toward Oxmoor Road, and still bears the name for a section between Dennison Avenue and Shannon-Oxmoor Road, where it joins the road from Irondale and follows Little Shades Creek toward Brock's Gap.

Another section picks up as part of Alabama Highway 119 at U. S. Highway 31 in Alabaster and continues south. A third section exists, again as part of Alabama Highway 119, in Leeds from Ashville Road (just off Parkway Drive) southwest to where it becomes Eastern Valley Road.

In Bibb County a 15-mile section of Alabama State Highway 25 running from Centreville north as far as the Shelby County line toward Montevallo is also called Montevallo Road.

Notable locations


Mountain Brook


Crestline neighborhood

Eastwood neighborhood


Shelby County