Founded in the 1870s, Hueytown was incorporated in 1960 in response to a growing population that recognized the benefits of an organized and cohesive government. Touting itself as a "City of Pride, Progress and Patriotism," Hueyville covers a 14-square-mile area southwest of Birmingham. The city has enjoyed steady growth over the past four decades, essentially tripling in population. In spite of the influx of new residential subdivisions and commercial conveniences that harmonize with long-established neighborhoods and businesses, the community has managed to preserve its small-town flavor and friendliness. Residents enjoy city parks and recreational programs, proud of their reputation as sports enthusiasts. Metro Birmingham's wealth of attractions and amenities are easily accessible from Hueytown, adding to the quality of life. The city welcomes visitors each year to its Dogwood Festival.