Mount Meigs, Alabama

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Mount Meigs
Unincorporated community
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Mount Meigs is located in Alabama
Mount Meigs
Mount Meigs
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 32°21′46″N 86°6′7″W / 32.36278°N 86.10194°W / 32.36278; -86.10194Coordinates: 32°21′46″N 86°6′7″W / 32.36278°N 86.10194°W / 32.36278; -86.10194
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Mount Meigs (also Evansville or Mount Pleasant) is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County in the state of Alabama.[1] The Mount Meigs Campus, a juvenile correctional facility and the headquarters of the Alabama Department of Youth Services, is in Mount Meigs. Mount Meigs is located at 32°21′46″N 86°6′7″W / 32.36278°N 86.10194°W / 32.36278; -86.10194.[1]

History[edit]

The area's major export in the mid-19th century to 1940 was lumber. Cook Station and Mount Meigs Station were two main stations in the region. (off Wares Rd) During World War II they switched to hauling gravel.

Notable people[edit]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

State representation[edit]

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) operates the Kilby Correctional Facility in Mount Meigs. Kilby serves as receiving and processing center for all male Alabama state inmates.[3] The Montgomery Women's Facility, an ADOC facility for women, is located behind Kilby.[4]

The Mount Meigs Campus, a juvenile correctional facility and the headquarters of the Alabama Department of Youth Services, which operates the campus, is in Mount Meigs.[5][6] The campus, historically named the Alabama Industrial School, opened in 1911 as the "Alabama Reform School for Juvenile Negro Law-Breakers", was changed to the "Alabama Industrial School for Negro Children" in 1947, and to the Alabama Industrial School in 1970.[citation needed]

Federal representation[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Mount Meigs Post Office.[7]

Demographics[edit]

In July, 2007 the Mount Meigs area population was 5,564.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

Georgia Washington Junior High School

The Montgomery Public Schools district operates public schools. Georgia Washington Junior High School in Mount Meigs serves Mount Meigs.[8][9][10]

Residents of Mount Meigs are zoned to Washington JHS.[11]

In 1893 a woman named Georgia Washington arrived in Mount Meigs to start a school. By October of that year she opened a public school in her 12-foot (3.7 m) by 13-foot (4.0 m) rented cabin. It later moved to the Antioch Baptist Church. By February 1894 the residents bought a plot of land and built an 18-foot (5.5 m) by 36-foot (11 m) schoolhouse. By 1916 the Peoples Village School occupied a two story schoolhouse. The current Georgia Washington School opened in 1950. Washington died in 1952, and the school occupying what was the Peoples Village School was renamed after her. In 1974 the school was converted into a middle school. A new wing at Washington Middle opened in 2004.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Meigs, Alabama
  2. ^ Bio data
  3. ^ "Kilby Correctional Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on September 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Montgomery Women's Facility." Alabama Department of Corrections. Retrieved on July 4, 2011.
  5. ^ "Mt. Meigs Campus." Alabama Department of Youth Services. Retrieved on July 26, 2010.
  6. ^ "School District Contact Information and Addresses." Alabama Department of Youth Services. Retrieved on July 26, 2010. "DYS Central Office" "1000 Industrial School Road Mt. Meigs, AL 36057"
  7. ^ "Post Office™ Location - MOUNT MEIGS." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "100 OLD PIKE RD MOUNT MEIGS, AL 36057-2500"
  8. ^ Mullinax, Kenneth. "New school to be named for civil rights icon Carr." Montgomery Advertiser. April 2, 2008. Communities page. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "The Georgia Washington Junior High School in Mount Meigs is the closest middle school to us now and it's very old and too far out for many of our kids to[...]"
  9. ^ Moore, Deborah. "Clara Barton Society hosts patrons at reception." Montgomery Advertiser. August 21, 2003. D1. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "On Friday evening more than 350 former alums of the Georgia Washington High School in Mount Meigs gathered for a getacquainted party at the Governors House[...]"
  10. ^ "Contact." Georgia Washington Junior High School. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "696 Georgia Washington Road Pike Road, AL 36064 "
  11. ^ "Georgia Washington" (Archive) Montgomery Public Schools. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.
  12. ^ "History of Georgia Washington Junior High School." Georgia Washington Junior High School. Retrieved on March 4, 2011.