Around Chelsea

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From humble beginnings to magnificent gains, there are few cities that can boast as much growth as Chelsea, Alabama. Where Creek Indians once hunted and roamed, successful businesses, neighborhoods, schools, recreation parks, and churches now stand. In the mid-1800s, pioneer families settled in the hills of what was first called Melrose. The railroad played a vital role in the advancement of the area by offering passenger and commercial transportation, attracting families, businesses, and schools, and in 1996 Chelsea was incorporated with a population of 908. Just over 10 years later, it exceeded 10,000, and Chelsea was the fastest-growing city in Shelby County. With an expanding home market, a growing school system, and a strong sense of community, Chelsea is widely considered one of the top areas in the state for families to live. In fact, the city's motto is "It's all about family."
ISBN: 9781467116411
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Christi-Ann Bono is a former producer for Fox 6 News in Birmingham, Alabama. She and her husband, Carl, moved to Chelsea in 2004, built a home, and are raising three boys there. Many photographs in Images of America: Around Chelsea were graciously loaned by lifelong residents, the Shelby County Historical Society, and the Chelsea Historical Museum in Chelsea City Hall.
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