Mt. Hebron School

Mt. Hebron School (HMXAD)

Location: Leeds, AL 35094 Jefferson County
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N 33° 29.998', W 86° 36.184'

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In 1915, the men of the Mt. Hebron Community cleared the land donated by Bess Simmons for school. Trees donated by Mitch Poole were placed on Rufus Brasher's wagon and taken to Will Scott's sawmill. The school opened in the fall of 1916 and closed in 1942. The Jefferson County Board of Education provided heating fuel, maintenance, and teacher's salaries. The school building also served as a voting site, a church, and hosted community meetings, such as the home extension club.
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Organized in 1926, the Alabama Home Extension Clubs were administered by Auburn University. The mission was to "take the university to the people." The Mt. Hebron Club was organized during the Great Depression. Home Demonstration Agent Irby Barrett met with the ladies for lessons in homemaking. During World War II, the club members, using surplus government cotton, were taught how to make mattresses, to prepare fruits and vegetables for freezing and canning, arts and crafts, decorating, and social skills.

Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. April 1, 2010
Year Placed2010
Placed ByAlabama Historical Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:56pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 536869 N 3706786
Decimal Degrees33.49996667, -86.60306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.998', W 86° 36.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 59.88" N, 86° 36' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2650-2660 Eastern Valley Rd, Leeds AL 35094, US
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