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.

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