Battleground, Alabama

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Battleground, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Battleground is located in Alabama
Battleground
Battleground
Location of Battleground in Alabama
Coordinates: 34°18′16″N 86°59′47″W / 34.30444°N 86.99639°W / 34.30444; -86.99639Coordinates: 34°18′16″N 86°59′47″W / 34.30444°N 86.99639°W / 34.30444; -86.99639
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cullman
Elevation[1] 1,079 ft (329 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 159122[1]
Other names Battle Ground
Sheatsville[1]

Battleground is an unincorporated community in Cullman County, Alabama, United States.

Geography[edit]

Battleground is located at 34°18′16″N 86°59′47″W / 34.30444°N 86.99639°W / 34.30444; -86.99639 (34.304543 -86.996397)[1] in the northwestern section of Cullman County, bordering Morgan County. Battleground is 1,079 feet (329 m) above sea level,[1] overlooking the Tennessee Valley. Battleground sits on a hill that a Native American chief named in English Hill of all the battlegrounds.

History of Battleground[edit]

The name Battleground was derived from a battle that took place along the Forrest Streight Trail during the Civil War.[2]

One of the historical landmarks in Battleground is Battleground School. Built in 1932, the school was closed in the mid 1990s. Today it is managed and maintained by Camp Liberty located in Battleground. The Battleground School shares land with the Battleground Volunteer Fire Department.

Local Business and Other Information[edit]

Battleground has two service stations, Simmions Grocery and Hilltop Grocery. The community is also served by Battleground Screen Printers, Macedonia Baptist Church, and Battleground Volunteer Fire Department and East Battleground Missionary Church, which as of December 2015 was under reconstruction from fire damage.

The largest corporate presence in Battleground is the 75-acre Camp Liberty, owned and Operated by Liberty Communications, LLC. Camp Liberty is the home of the military-based summer camp Extreme Military Challenge!(XMC). Extreme Military Challenge! provides a series of military career exploration programs for young men and women, age 13-18, from throughout the world. In 2016, nearly 170 young people traveled to Battleground from 29 states and 11 countries. Cadets must be crime-free and drug-free. XMC is NOT a delinquency program. Camp Liberty also hosts weddings, retreats, tactical training and church camps between August and May each year.

Media[edit]

Battleground's local radio station, B-93 FM, ceased operations on December 27, 2009. Questions and comments can be directed to wbgrradio "at" yahoo "dot" com.

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