Mars Hill, Alabama

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Mars Hill, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Mars Hill, Alabama is located in Alabama
Mars Hill, Alabama
Mars Hill, Alabama
Mars Hill, Alabama is located in the US
Mars Hill, Alabama
Mars Hill, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°51′06″N 87°39′39″W / 34.85167°N 87.66083°W / 34.85167; -87.66083Coordinates: 34°51′06″N 87°39′39″W / 34.85167°N 87.66083°W / 34.85167; -87.66083
Country United States
State Alabama
County Lauderdale
Elevation 554 ft (169 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 156659[1]

Mars Hill is an unincorporated community in Lauderdale County, Alabama, United States.

The community contains the campus of Mars Hill Bible School.

History[edit]

The community was named after Mars Hill (Areopagus), in Ancient Greece.[2] The community was once home to the Wright and Rice Iron Foundry. The foundry began operating in 1835 and manufactured various kinds of machinery and equipment. During the American Civil War, the 7th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment camped at the site of the foundry. The foundry produced various weapons for the Confederacy during the war. It was destroyed in May 1863. In 1888, a passenger station of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad was at Mars Hill.[3]

Notable person[edit]

  • Hugh McVay, ninth governor of Alabama
  • Pastor Richards, preacher

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mars Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Darby, A. J. (1 March 1962). "The Historical Highways and Byways of Lauderdale County". TimesDaily. pp. Page 6, Section 3. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ William Lindsey McDonald (2003). A Walk Through the Past: People and Places of Florence and Lauderdale County, Alabama. Heart of Dixie Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 978-0-9719945-6-0.