Wilton, also known by the previous names of Birmingham Junction,Bismark, and Catoosa, is a town in Shelby County, Alabama, United States. This town is part of the Birmingham–Hoover–Cullman Combined Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 580.
Location in Shelby County and the state of Alabama
|Coordinates: 33°4′54″N 86°52′46″W|
Wilton was originally known as Birmingham Junction, in reference to when the Southern Railroad was joined here with the Alabama and Tennessee River Railroad. It was next known as Bismark, in honor of Otto von Bismarck. Next, the community was known as Catoosa, in honor of Catoosa County, Georgia. Finally, the town went by Wilton, in honor of Wilton, England. One structure in Wilton, the Woods-Cleveland-Cooling House is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.