Sheffield in Colbert County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
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.
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.
Erected by Alabama Historical Association.
Location. 34° 44.781′ N, 87° 43.061′ W. Marker is in Sheffield, Alabama, in Colbert County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilson Dam Avenue and Pickwick Street on Wilson Dam Avenue. Click for map. Located at the intersection of Pickwick Street and Wilson Dam Avenue in the "Y". Marker is in this post office area: Sheffield AL 35660, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winston Cemetery (approx. half a Ivy Green (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ethel Davis Plaza (approx. 0.9 miles away); Yellow Fever Epidemic 1878 / The 31 Victims of Yellow Fever Who died in Tuscumbia (approx. one mile away); Tuscumbia Railway (approx. one mile away); Furnace Hill (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Winston Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Colbert County Courthouse Square District (approx. 1.2 miles away).
Also see . . . UNA Digital Collections. Picture of the Liberty Bell shaped residential section for government employees at Muscle Shoals, Ala. (Submitted on September 14, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.)
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