Fairfield is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama, just southwest of Birmingham, the largest city in the state. Fairfield had a population of over 11,000 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Fairfield was first founded in 1910 as a model city for workers of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company, which setup operations in the area as early as 1898. Originally named Corey, after one of the executives of the company, the name was changed to honor that man’s hometown of Fairfield, Connecticut instead. The featured speaker at the dedication ceremony officially declaring Fairfield a town was none other than former President Teddy Roosevelt. Steel-making was the main economic driver of the town, and while operations have been scaled back in recent years due to advances in steel-making technology, it is still in operation today and is owned by U.S. Steel.
Basic Facts About Fairfield
- Current population: 11,000
- Current mayor: Michael Johnson
- Total area: 3.5 sq mi
- Official website: fairfieldal.us
- Located in: Jefferson County
- Founded in: 1910
- Zip codes: 35064
- Area codes: 205
Auto Transport Tips to Fairfield
Fairfield is located just minutes west of Birmingham along Interstate 59, which runs along the same route as Interstate 20 into Birmingham before splitting into two separate interstates on the eastern edge of the city. This can make it easier for shippers to get into and out of Fairfield, as the interstate runs right through the area, and if anyone’s going to Birmingham on an east-west route it’ll likely take them through Fairfield as well.
However, Fairfield’s size makes it less popular than its location would make it seem. Not a lot of customers are moving in or out of Fairfield, and the population hasn’t increased much, showing that people tend to move there and stay there. It will likely be easier for you if you move your pickup or delivery location to Birmingham – it’s not a major move, of course, but it’s something that may entice more carriers to pick your vehicle up since they don’t have to travel to Fairfield.
Of course, it’s always best to talk to your auto transport representative to get the best information. They’ll be privy to localized information regarding where carrier trucks are located, what their routes are, and will be able to give you more detailed advice for your specific shipment. If you’re having trouble finding a company to move your vehicle, or just need some free quotes, fill out our online quote form or call us at 800-930-7417 to get started.
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