Historic Markers Across Alabama

Village One

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Guntersville Ave near Wheeler Avenue, Sheffield, Alabama
County: Colbert
Coordinates: N 34° 44.515    W 087° 43.258
  34.74191666    -87.72096666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMNBK2


Side 1:
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 #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.

Side 2:
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 and the school and parks to the City of Sheffield in 1949.

End of Village One