Shelby County Museum & Archives

Shelby County Museum & Archives

Columbiana

Located in the Old Shelby County Courthouse, built in 1854 in Columbiana, Alabama. This building has been designated a historic landmark by the National Register of Historic Places and is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage. The Museum displays many old Shelby County photographs and artifacts from the Indian era through WWII; including such items as the bell from the Alabama, a well-known railroad engine during its time, Creek Indian artifacts, the 1906 Shelby County Courthouse cornerstone contents removed 24th June 2006, and three chestnut wood cars and several feet of wood track that were found on May 4, 1974 in the forgotten Confederate Gurnee Coal Mine in West Shelby County. The Archive's collection consists of books, dissertations, theses, journals, and newsletters, and also contains materials in a variety of formats, such as microfilm, microfiche, and vertical files of unpublished materials. Because the history of Shelby County is closely tied to the history of Alabama, we also collect some Alabama history reference materials. The original "old" courthouse records are maintained here also.

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    Shelby County Museum & Archives

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    • 1854 Old Courthouse Circle
    • Columbiana AL, 35051

    Region

    Columbiana is located in the Birmingham & Tuscaloosa Area of the Central Alabama Region

    Fees

    Free admission

    Hours of Operation

    9am - 3pm Tuesday thru Friday
    Wheelchair Accessible

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