Shelby Iron Works

Shelby, Alabama



About Us

This is an official site of the Historic Shelby Association, (HSA). We are the non-profit organization that owns and operates Shelby Iron Works Park, Shelby, Alabama. HSA is an all volunteer, membership organization.

Your membership, support, and help at historic Shelby Iron Works is welcomed and much appreciated.

On a summer evening in August, 1989. a group of approximately 15 Shelby residents came together to begin an effort to document, save, and promote the history of the Shelby Iron Works. The Historic Shelby Association (HSA) was born on that night. HSA was subsequently granted non-profit status as a 501 (C) (3) organization.

Historic Shelby Association owns and operates Shelby Iron Works Park. Shortly after getting organized, we purchased one-half acre a property that was the former location of the L&N Depot.

Work was begun immediately on clearing that parcel of land. Our first “Fall Festival”, as it was called then, was held on this property and the grounds of the Shelby (New Dannemora) Hotel. Within a couple of years, Gulf States Paper Corporation had donated an additional seven acres to HSA. That property was soon cleared. The site became Shelby Iron Works Park.




We are an all volunteer, membership organization with no paid staff. We’d be pleased to have you as a Member.
Our member meetings are the third Monday of each month at 7pm. We’d love to see you there!