Hope Hull, Alabama

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Hope Hull, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Hope Hull, Alabama is located in Alabama
Hope Hull, Alabama
Hope Hull, Alabama
Hope Hull, Alabama is located in the US
Hope Hull, Alabama
Hope Hull, Alabama
Coordinates: 32°16′12″N 86°21′26″W / 32.27000°N 86.35722°W / 32.27000; -86.35722Coordinates: 32°16′12″N 86°21′26″W / 32.27000°N 86.35722°W / 32.27000; -86.35722
Country United States
State Alabama
County Montgomery
Elevation 207 ft (63 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36043
Area code(s) 334
GNIS feature ID 120350[1]

Hope Hull, also known as McGehees Switch, is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Alabama, United States, southwest of Montgomery.

History[edit]

Hope Hull, a stop on the Mobile and Montgomery Railroad was originally known as McGehees Switch in honor of local planter Abner W. McGehee. McGehee later changed the name of the community to Hope Hull, in honor of a Methodist circuit rider he met while living in Georgia.[2] A post office operated under the name McGehees from 1875 to 1877, and first began operation under the name Hope Hull in 1877.[3]

Hope Hull is home to Hooper Academy, and also the location of Tankersley Rosenwald School, which is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Notable person[edit]

Bibb Graves, Governor of Alabama from 1927 to 1931 and 1935 to 1939

References[edit]

  • Encyclopædia Britannica World Atlas, 1958 Edition, p. 72.
  1. ^ "Hope Hull". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 73. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ "Montgomery County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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