Founded in 1887, Bessemer is located in southwestern Jefferson County. The Birmingham-Hoover metropolitan area where our city is located is home to over 1 million people. With about 27,000 residents Bessemer is a city with a rich history and great prospects for the future. We are a thriving city full of economic growth and development. Our city is home to several major industries and companies. In recent years, Dollar General, U.S. Pipe and others have located facilities within our city. Where Bessemer once thrived through iron ore manufacturing, the city is now home to a diverse blend of industry and companies. With a mix of shopping, world-class restaurants, churches and recreational and entertainment attractions Bessemer is a city on the move!
The Mayor and the Bessemer City Council invite you to visit the city and enjoy its flavor, its people, its heritage and all Bessemer have to offer.
The Bessemer City Council is the legislative body for the city of Bessemer. The Council is comprised of seven members from each of the city’s seven City Council districts.