About Us

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The Town of Sylvan Springs has a rich history.

“The Town arose in an area where a few families had settled in the 1880’s and built the Old Oak Grove Methodist Church.” “The Town was first known as Hoagtown for William T. Hogan, stepson of early Sylvan Springs Community settler Dudley Goolsby.” “The residents renamed it Sylvan Springs for a nearby source of fresh water. It was incorporated as Sylvan Springs on May 22, 1957.”

“Sylvan Springs lies on the western edge of what is the largest congregation of municipalities in any one single county in the State of Alabama.” “Though the City of Birmingham dominates as the largest and best known, Sylvan Springs is one of thirty-eight (38) other cities and towns that at least partially extend into Jefferson County.”

“As such, Sylvan Springs clearly qualifies as a “bedroom community” within the Jefferson County metropolitan area.” “While it is a predominately residential community, the Town has good access to Birmingham via Alabama Highway 269 (Birmingport Highway) and I-20/59. In fact, travel time to Birmingham is only 22 minutes.”

“According to the 2010 Census, the population of Sylvan Springs was 1542.”

From the Encyclopedia of Alabama, Christopher Maloney, Auburn University

Today the Town of Sylvan Springs is still a wonderful place to be. We have a great park with a nature trail, walking track, picnic pavilions and a children’s play area.

Walking TrackPicnic Pavilion OnePicnic Pavilion Three

Track and BenchesPlay Area





We also have a Community Center that is regularly used by citizens and guests alike.

Community Center

Additionally, we have several ball fields that are available to rent.

Concession StandBall Field

Our Town has experienced firefighters who help us with emergencies requiring their expertise, along with a great fire station located in the middle of Town.

Fire Station 1One Fire Truck Two Fire Trucks

Our Town is protected from crime through the services of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

For convenience our Village Post Office is located in the same building as our Town Hall

Village Post OfficeSylvan Springs Town Hall

So if you want to visit, live, work, or build your business here we invite you to come and Grow with Us Into the Future.