Place:Leeds, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

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NameLeeds
Alt namesCedar Grovesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1011985
Oak Ridgesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS1011985
TypeCity
Coordinates33.546°N 86.557°W
Located inJefferson, Alabama, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Leeds is a tri-county municipality located in Jefferson, St. Clair, and Shelby Counties in the State of Alabama. It is an eastern suburb of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 11,773.

History

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Leeds was incorporated on April 27, 1887. Its success was due to: the incorporation of nearby Birmingham and the beginning of iron ore production there; the building of the Georgia Pacific Railway from Birmingham to Atlanta; and the construction of a Portland Cement manufacturing plant in 1906.

The city recently broke away from the Jefferson County school system and initiated its own Leeds City school system. Leeds is poised to make a leap forward in development and population as the eastward population shift continues into Jefferson County and St. Clair County. Leeds has also benefited from the recent addition of the Barber Motorsports Park and the world's largest Bass Pro Shops Outlet that opened in November 2008. In November 2010, The Outlets of Grand River shopping complex opened in proximity to the Motorsports Park and the Bass Pro Shop. These developments are expected to become magnets for visitors and sources of income, as well as significantly increasing the profile of the city.

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