Brierfield, Alabama

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Brierfield, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Brierfield, Alabama is located in Alabama
Brierfield, Alabama
Brierfield, Alabama
Brierfield, Alabama is located in the US
Brierfield, Alabama
Brierfield, Alabama
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°2′21″N 86°54′31″W / 33.03917°N 86.90861°W / 33.03917; -86.90861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Bibb
Elevation 377 ft (115 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 35035
Area code(s) 205

Brierfield is an unincorporated community in Bibb County, Alabama, United States.[1] It was established in the mid 19th century and was the site of a major ironworks operation during and following the American Civil War. It is thought by scholars to be named in honor of Jefferson Davis' Brierfield Plantation, which supplied the first ironworks with machinery.[2] It has two sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Brierfield Furnace and Montebrier.[3]

Geography[edit]

Brierfield is located at 33°02′20″N 86°54′32″W / 33.03900°N 86.90887°W / 33.03900; -86.90887Coordinates: 33°02′20″N 86°54′32″W / 33.03900°N 86.90887°W / 33.03900; -86.90887 and has an elevation of 377 feet (115 m).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brierfield, Alabama
  2. ^ "Brierfield Furnace, State Highway 25, Brierfield Ironworks Park, Brierfield, Bibb County, AL". Historic American Engineering Record. National Park Service. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.