Village One

Village One (HMJ0S)

Location: Sheffield, AL 35660 Colbert County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 44.515', W 87° 43.258'

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In 1918, during World War I, the U.S. Government built this unique village of 85 bungalows, school, and officers barracks to house personnel at nearby Nitrate Plant No. 1. Prefabricated and standard size materials were used in construction along with red tile roofs and stucco exteriors. Streets were laid out in an unusual "Liberty Bell" design.

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The Village was owned by TVA from 1933~1949. Its employees occupied the houses and their children attended a progressive school in the barracks building 1934~1941. TVA sold the houses at auction and gave the school and parks to the City of Sheffield in 1949.Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
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HM NumberHMJ0S
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Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 434004 N 3844659
Decimal Degrees34.74191667, -87.72096667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 44.515', W 87° 43.258'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 44' 30.90" N, 87° 43' 15.48" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 203-299 Guntersville Ave, Sheffield AL 35660, US
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