Spring Valley, Alabama

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Spring Valley, Alabama
Spring Valley, Alabama is located in Alabama
Spring Valley, Alabama
Spring Valley, Alabama
Spring Valley, Alabama is located in the United States
Spring Valley, Alabama
Spring Valley, Alabama
Coordinates: 34°39′24″N 87°37′00″W / 34.65667°N 87.61667°W / 34.65667; -87.61667Coordinates: 34°39′24″N 87°37′00″W / 34.65667°N 87.61667°W / 34.65667; -87.61667
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyColbert
Elevation
512 ft (156 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256 & 938
GNIS feature ID127269[1]

Spring Valley is an unincorporated community in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. Spring Valley is located at the junction of County Highways 57 and 61, 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south-southeast of Muscle Shoals.[2] Spring Valley was the site of the former Spring Valley grade school and hosted many things, such as the Miss Spring Valley Pageant. One of the winners was Miss Doris (Hunter) Lowery. Spring Valley school hosted large political rallies in the 1960s, on the Saturday before the spring primary elections. Big Jim Folsom appeared one night thinking everyone had come out to see him.

Spring Valley is home to several churches, including Spring Valley Church of Christ, Spring Valley Baptist, Spring Valley Church of God, and Mt Moriah Baptist. Spring Valley is home to Bobby Wright, who since the 1970s has provided a Christmas light spectacle along his circular drive and is visited by thousands from Thanksgiving to new years.

Spring Valley has been home to country stores through the years, including stores owned by Wallace Rutland, Dewey Isbell, Hubert Stanley, Rube Mitchell, and Mr. Elmer "Ford" and Mrs. Wylodean McDaniel Fuller. Mr. Mitchell also operated a cotton gin behind the store.

The Rogers Group has operated a limestone quarry located between the Three Mile Lane and Gargis Lane since the 1950s. Known back in the day as the "rock crusher", blasts from the quarry could be felt across Spring Valley as the quarry was expanded. A more recent company calling Spring Valley home is Sims Bark Co., located at the intersection of 3 Mile Lane and Spring Valley Road. The company sells mulch, soil, and landscaping material. Spring Valley is also home to the Colbert base for AirEvac Helicopter Service.

AReferences[edit]

  1. ^ "Spring Valley". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Colbert County, Alabama General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Alabama Department of Transportation. 2005. Retrieved March 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]