Irondale, Alabama

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Irondale, Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama
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CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyJefferson
Area
 • Total9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Land9 sq mi (23.2 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
741 ft (226 m)
Population
(2000)
 • Total9,813
 • Density1,090.3/sq mi (423/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35210
Area code(s)205
FIPS code01-37864
GNIS feature ID0120702

Irondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a suburb of Birmingham. At the 2000 census the population was 9,813. The book (later a movie) Fried Green Tomatoes, by Irondale native Fannie Flagg, is loosely based around the town and the landmark Irondale Cafe, known as The WhistleStop Cafe in the book & Film.