Siluria, Alabama


Siluria, Alabama

Siluria is a community located in Shelby County, Alabama in the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Area. It was the home of a large cotton mill and company-built mill village which began operations in 1896 and finally closed in 1979. The community has been annexed by the city of Alabaster.

Notable residents

*Jim Davenport, born in Siluria, major league baseball playercite book |editor=Reichler, Joseph L.| title=The Baseball Encyclopedia |origyear=1969 |edition= 4th edition |year= 1979|publisher= Macmillan Publishing |location= New York|language= |id= ISBN 0-02-578970-8 ]
*Willie Kirkland, born in Siluria , major league baseball player
*Cathy O'Donnell, born in Siluria, actress, on July 6, 1923

References

* Seales, Bobby Joe (n. d.) " [http://www.rootsweb.com/~alshelby/SiluriaMills.html Siluria Cotton Mill Company] " - accessed February 15, 2007


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