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Was Birmingham, Alabama named after an English city also called Birmingham?

Question #148151. Asked by Thesuperyoshi.
Last updated Nov 20 2020.
Originally posted Nov 20 2020 4:55 AM.

davejacobs
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davejacobs
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Yes, Birmingham England was a big industrial centre centuries before Birmingham Alabama was created..
Birmingham was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era, through the merger of three farm towns, most notably Elyton. The new city was named for Birmingham, England, the United Kingdom's second largest city and then a major industrial city.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama

Nov 20 2020, 5:03 AM
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