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Fairfield was founded in 1910. The city is located in western Jefferson County. It is a town rich in tradition, pride and Southern hospitality. Residents of the City enjoy the benefits of living in a large metropolitan area, while at the same time value the friendly, small town atmosphere. Fairfield residents can vacation close to home in Alabama's twenty-three state resort parks. Fairfield is home to a historically black college Miles College, which was founded in 1898.