Montevallo, class of 2009, designated 2012, cityofmontevallo.com
A Shelby County city with a population of just over 7,200, Montevallo is located 30 miles south of Birmingham on land that the United States acquired from the Creek Indians in 1814. Incorporated in 1848, Montevallo is home to the University of Montevallo as well as the Alabama Veterans Cemetery and American Village, a living-history park focusing on the events and people connected with the American Revolution. American Village also serves as a civics education center. Its unique programming has engaged and inspired thousands of students from throughout the Southeast since opening its campus in 1999.
Montevallo’s Orr Park is popular for its recreational offerings, including a walking trail, six baseball fields and a football field. Its most fascinating feature, however, is the collection of carvings created by local artist Tim Tingle in dead cedar trees along the walking trail. Seventy-three homes and buildings in Montevallo have earned their place on the National Historic Register, including Reynolds Hall and other buildings on the University of Montevallo campus. Some areas have even taken shape as tourist attractions for the city, such as the Aldrich Coal Mine Museum and Farrington Hall.
541 Main Street Montevallo Alabama 35115 | (205) 665-2555