The Elyton Village public housing community was created in 1938 to house low-income residents of Birmingham, Jefferson County. Operated by the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, it was established on a portion of the Earle-Green plantation, which at the time was located in the old county seat of Elyton, now a Birmingham neighborhood. The community is notable because famed country music star Tammy Wynette lived there from 1964 to 1966, the period when she first gained notoriety on local television.
Elyton Village Public Housing
Courtesy of the Birmingham Public Library, Birmingham News Photograph Collection