Johns, AL? You won’t find this town on a map today. Johns is now part of Birmingham, AL.
It was a thriving mining town at the beginning of the 20th century when more than 2000 people lived in and around the community. It is named after a Welsh-born mining engineer, Llewllyn Johns, who opened coal mining operations throughout the area in the 1880s. Today, only about 100 people live in this community.