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Mt. Hebron School - Leeds, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 33° 29.999 W 086° 36.186
16S E 536866 N 3706787
Quick Description: Mt. Hebron School Historical Marker, Leeds, AL
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2011 12:14:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMD9FC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Mt. Hebron School was built in 1915 by men of the community. 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 place, a church, and hosted community meetings, such as the home extension club.

The school house, the nearby cemetery and its historical marker are also waymarks.
Marker Name: Mt. Hebron School

Marker Type: Rural Roadside

Addtional Information::
In 1915, the men of the Mt. Hebron Community cleared the land donated by Bess Simmons for a school. Trees donated by Mitch Pole 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 place, a church, and hosted community meetings, such as the home extension club. 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.


Date Dedicated / Placed: April 1, 2010

Marker Number: None

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