Roebuck Spring

Roebuck Spring (HMHPZ)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35206 Jefferson County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 34.998', W 86° 42.618'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 202 views
Inscription
In 1850 George James Roebuck and his wife Ann Hawkins Roebuck built a log cabin at the mouth of Roebuck Spring. His Influence and leadership led to the area around it to be known as Roebuck. In 1900 Alabama Boys Industrial School was located adjacent to the spring, and the spring water was used for the school until city water became available. In 1910 George Miller, a leading landscape architect and industrial town planner, developed the first planned golf course and club house close to the spring. Known as Roebuck Country Club, the name was changed in 1914 to the Roebuck Golf and Automobile Club, and the fame of the prestigious club was well known. Today the water from Roebuck Spring is an original source of water for man-made East Lake and for Village Creek, which flows across Birmingham into Black Warrior River.
Details
HM NumberHMHPZ
Tags
Year Placed1988
Placed ByRoebuck Neighborhood Association, City of Birmingham
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 8:38am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 526883 N 3715992
Decimal Degrees33.58330000, -86.71030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 34.998', W 86° 42.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 34' 59.88" N, 86° 42' 37.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8920-8998 Roebuck Blvd, Birmingham AL 35206, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. This marker needs at least one picture.
  9. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  10. Is the marker in the median?