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Term: Birmingham

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Located in N central Alabama; Birmingham was founded near Elyton by land company at junction of E-W & N-S railroads; leading industrial center of South, known for iron & steel; site of civil rights drives led by Martin Luther King, Jr. former incorporatedcity of Brownville, merged with Birminghamon March 16, 1981 BGN 1983 1931 Ranked 50th by population in the 1980 census