Directions & Campus Map

of The Alabama 4-H Center

The Alabama 4-H Center is centrally located between I-65 and Alabama Hwy 280 along beautiful Lay Lake.

Birmingham is only a 45-minute drive away, Montgomery 1 hour, Tuscaloosa 1.5 hours, and Auburn 1.75 hours.

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The Alabama 4-H Center
892 4-H Road
Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-4241
Fax (205) 669-1364

Please use an Alabama road map in conjunction with these directions. If using a GPS, you will need to enter our address as 892 Four H Road in order to get the correct driving directions.

From Birmingham/I-65: Take I-65 South to Exit 238 (Alabaster-Columbiana). Turn left onto Hwy 31. Go 6.3 miles to Hwy 70 and turn left. Follow Hwy 70 to Columbiana. Go through two traffic lights. Travel 0.3 miles past the second light and take the right fork by Shelby County High School onto Shelby County Hwy 28. Follow Hwy 28 for 4.8 miles to Hwy 145. Go straight across Hwy 145 for 1.7 miles and turn left at 4-H sign. Follow this road to the lodge.

From Birmingham/Hwy 280: Take Hwy 280 to Chelsea turning right onto Hwy 47. Go 12.8 miles to Columbiana. Go straight through traffic light into downtown Columbiana. At the next traffic light in the center of town, turn left. Travel 0.3 miles and take the right fork by Shelby County High School onto Shelby County Hwy 28. Follow Hwy 28 for 4.8 miles to Hwy 145. Go straight across Hwy 145 for 1.7 miles and turn left at 4-H sign. Follow this road to the lodge.

From Montgomery: Take I-65 North toward Birmingham. Get off at Exit 212 (Clanton-Lay Dam) turning right onto Hwy 145. Go 20.6 miles and turn right onto Shelby County Hwy 28. Go 1.7 miles and turn left at 4-H sign. Follow this road to the lodge.

From Atlanta: Take I-20 West toward Birmingham. Take exit 158 at Pell City, AL, on Hwy 231 South. From Pell City go straight through Vincent and Harpersville to Wilsonville. (Note: Hwy 231 changes to Hwy 25.) Wilsonville: Turn left at the traffic light in Wilsonville onto Hwy 61 South. Travel 2.7 miles to Hwy 145. Hwy 145 will fork to the left. Travel 3.1 miles on Hwy 145 to Hwy 28. Turn left onto Hwy 28. Go 1.7 miles and turn left at 4-H sign. Follow this road to the lodge.

From Auburn: Take Hwy 280 to Childersburg. Go over river bridge outside Childersburg and turn left onto Hwy 76. Follow Hwy 76 for 5 miles to Hwy 25. Turn left onto Hwy 25 and travel 4.4 miles to Wilsonville. Follow directions above from Wilsonville to the 4-H Center.

From Tuscaloosa: Take I-459 from Tuscaloosa to Birmingham. Take I-65 South off I-459. Travel on I-65 South to Exit 238 (Alabaster-Columbiana). Follow directions above From Birmingham/I-65 to 4-H Center.

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Alabama 4-H Center - 892 4-H Road - Columbiana, AL 35051
(205) 669-4241 - Fax (205) 669-1364

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