Bibb County was founded in February 1818 and was originally called Cahaba County, for the river that runs through it. The county is known for its recreational opportunities on the river and in the Talladega National Forest. It is also famous for the endangered Cahaba Lily that grows on the Fall Line. Bibb County was a noted iron, coal, and lumber center and those industries attracted a number of immigrant families from Belgium, Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Bulgaria. It is also home to one of the few remaining traditional potteries in the United States, Miller’s Pottery.