Some of the cities, towns, and places in Shelby County are Abbot Springs, Acton, Alabaster, Aldrich, Arkwright, Birmingham, Brantleyville, Brook Highland, Calcis, Calera, Chelsea, Chilton County, Cloverdale, Columbiana, Dunnavant, Eagle Point, Fourmile, Harpersville, Helena, Highland Lakes, Hoover, Indian Springs Village, Inverness, Jefferson County, Leeds, Maylene, Meadowbrook, Montevallo, Nelson, Pea Ridge, Pelham, Ryan, Saginaw, Shelby, Shoal Creek, Siluria, St. Clair County, Sterrett, Talladega County, Vandiver, Vestavia Hills, Vincent, Westover, Wilsonville, Wilton
Shelby County is located in the central portion of the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census the population was 223,024. The county seat is Columbiana. The largest city is Alabaster. The county is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky from 1792 to 1796 and again from 1812 to 1816. Shelby County is included in the Birmingham–Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.