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Alabama 4-H Center, 892 4-H Road, Columbiana, AL 35051

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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.

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

map to the Alabama 4-H Center
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 the 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.
  • 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 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).
  • 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.
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