Welcome to Bessemer, Alabama - the Marvel City!
Welcome to Bessemer, Alabama - the Marvel City! Founded in 1887, Bessemer is located in southwestern Jefferson County. Nestled in the Jones Valley at the end of the foothills of the Appalachian Chain, Bessemer sits strategically along Interstate 59/20 and is centrally located to the economic centers of Birmingham, Hoover, Tuscaloosa and the Mercedes Plant in Vance. The Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area where our city is located is home to over 1 million people. With about 27,000 residents, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bessemer is a city with a rich history and great prospects for the future. Bessemer is a thriving city full of economic growth and development. Our city is home to several major industries and companies, restaraunts, an amusement park and much more. So come and visit Bessemer, Alabama, the Marvel City!