On this day in Alabama history: City of Leeds is incorporated

On this day in Alabama history: City of Leeds is incorporated
The Southern Railroad Depot in Leeds, Alabama, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 2014. (Chris Pruitt, Wikipedia)

April 27, 1887

The city of Leeds was incorporated April 27, 1887. The settlement was named for Yorkshire’s iron center in England. It got its post office in 1884, three years before being incorporated. In recent years, the city has benefited from the development of the Barber Motorsports Park and the Outlet Shops of Grand River mixed-use development.

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