Spring Garden, Alabama

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Spring Garden, Alabama
Census-designated place
Spring Garden School

Location of Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Spring Garden
Spring Garden
Location of Spring Garden in Cherokee County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 33°58′22″N 85°33′14″W / 33.97278°N 85.55389°W / 33.97278; -85.55389Coordinates: 33°58′22″N 85°33′14″W / 33.97278°N 85.55389°W / 33.97278; -85.55389
Country United States
State Alabama
County Cherokee
Area[1]
 • Total 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Land 2.27 sq mi (5.87 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 238
 • Estimate (2016)[3] N/A
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 256 & 938
GNIS feature ID 160659[4]

Spring Garden is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Cherokee County, Alabama, United States. Its population was 238 as of the 2010 census.[5] The area was also known as Amberson or Ambersonville in the 19th century. It was erroneously called "Aubersonville" in the 1880 U.S. Census.

History

A post office has been in operation under the name Spring Garden since 1844.[6] The community was named for an early settler who was noted for his lush annual spring garden.[7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 148
2010 238
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

Education

Spring Garden Public Schools are part of the Cherokee County School District. Schools in the district include Cedar Bluff School, Centre Elementary School, Gaylesville School, Sand Rock School, Centre Middle School, Cherokee County High School, Spring Garden High School and Cherokee County Career & Technology Center.

Spring Garden High School is located in Spring Garden. The mission of Spring Garden High School is to prepare all students for the future, equipping them with academic skills, good work habits, marketable skills, an awareness of good health habits, and an appreciation for life.[9] Girls' basketball has won the state championship four times, in 1987, 2004, 2005, and 2008. Girls' volleyball has won one state championship, in 2007. The teams have all made it to state playoffs numerous other times.[10] The principal of Spring Garden High School is Michael Welsh, and Cassandra Lindsey is the Administrative intern.[11]

Mitchell Guice is the Superintendent of Schools.[12]

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Spring Garden". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Spring Garden CDP, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cherokee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cherokee County, Ala.". Calhoun Times. September 1, 2004. p. 46. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://sg.cherokeek12.org/
  10. ^ http://sg.cherokeek12.org/athletics/state-championship-teams/
  11. ^ http://sg.cherokeek12.org/faculty/
  12. ^ "Cherokee County Schools". Cherokee County Schools. Retrieved 2012-06-21.