County at a Glance

Shelby County on a mapWelcome to Shelby County

We’re proud of our county, and we hope that you will take the opportunity to experience all that Shelby County has to offer.

Whether you are visiting our beautiful county or deciding on an area to live, we hope the information provided throughout this website will be helpful.


Many people choose to live in Shelby County, Alabama, because of its diverse opportunities and convenience for business, as well as outstanding educational and recreational facilities. A central location that is easily accessible from various interstate routes and a regional airport a short distance away provides ample business access for commerce.


Educationally, Shelby County is one of the top-ranked systems in the State of Alabama, providing numerous choices for both public and private schools. “Kids Count” has consistently recognized Shelby County as having the best conditions in Alabama for raising children.


Recreational opportunities abound in Shelby County, including Alabama’s largest state park and numerous local parks. Some of the South’s top fishing and boating locations are found in our lakes, rivers, and streams.