Alabaster is a city located in Shelby County, Alabama. It is a suburb of Birmingham, the largest city in the state, and Alabaster’s current population sits at just over 30,000 residents. Alabaster was founded in the early 1950’s as a small limestone company known as Alabaster Lime Co, with housing provided for employees of a new operation in the area. The first bank of Alabaster opened in 1952, and the town was incorporated with 427 residents in 1953. By 1960 the city had over 1,600 residents, and by 2010 the population was at over 30,000. Alabaster is still growing; new retail and other commercial developments are spurring the local economy, which in turn is continuing to spur growth in the area.
Basic Facts About Alabaster
- Current population: 30,000
- Current mayor: Marty Handlon
- Total area: 20 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.cityofalabaster.com/
- Located in: Shelby County
- Founded in: 1950
- Zip codes: 35007, 35114
- Area codes: 205
Auto Transport Tips to Alabaster
Alabaster is located just 25 miles south of Birmingham along Interstate 65, which is the main route through Alabama to Montgomery, the state capital, as well as other major cities such as Mobile, to the south, and Nashville, Tennessee, to the north. This amount of access to major metropolitan areas both north and south of Alabaster makes it easier for auto shippers to accept loads going into and out of Alabaster, because for some it’s just a stop along the route they’re already taking.
However, Alabaster does sit south of Birmingham, so for east-west shipments it may be easier to ship to Birmingham, since your carrier is going to be traveling along an east-west interstate, probably I-20 which runs through Birmingham, and probably doesn’t want to travel along a north-south interstate when they’re heading further east or west. Therefore, meeting them in Birmingham may save you a bit of money and might also make it more enticing to pick your vehicle up as opposed to ignoring it because it’s going to an area too far off their standard route.
You’ll want to make sure to talk to your representative about other possible alternatives to picking up or delivering a vehicle in Alabaster if you’re shipping on a budget or pressed for time. It’s located not too far north from Montgomery; further than Birmingham, of course, but still, it may be another possible pickup or delivery location to help you find a shipper more quickly. Talk to your representative for the most up-to-date information on the current status of auto transport services into and out of Alabaster and the surrounding areas.
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