The City of Alabaster is committed to a safe, healthy, and wholesome environment for family living. Alabaster has experienced remarkable growth over the last 10 years with a growth rate of well over 60%. Those rates figure to continue to make Alabaster one of the states largest cities and, also, one of its fastest growing.
In 1896, Thomas C. Thompson organized and built on the banks of Buck Creek in Siluria a textile manufacturing plant. Soon thereafter, a village to house employees was built. In 1902, Siluria Cotton Mill Co. was incorporated; and in 1954, the Town of Siluria was incorporated, with a population of approximately 600. In 1965, Buck Creek Industries, Inc. sold the village houses to the employees. In 1925, located next door to Siluria, the “growth potential” of the community became known as Alabaster. Alabaster was officially incorporated on February 23,1953 and in 1971, the people of Siluria voted to merge with Alabaster.
Businesses & Amenities
Alabaster also serves as the home to the County’s only Hospital in Shelby Baptist Medical Center. Shelby Baptist serves not only Shelby, but both Bibb and Chilton counties. Alabaster has many things to offer residents and businesses alike. Alabaster is located on Interstate 65 approximately 20 miles south of downtown Birmingham and just six miles south of Interstate 459.
The Shelby County Chamber serves Alabaster.