Spring Hill is an affluent neighborhood of Mobile, in Mobile County, Alabama, which is located on a tall broad hill 6 miles to the west of downtown Mobile It has one of the highest elevations in the area. Originally used as a summer retreat community, it was eventually encompassed and annexed by the City of Mobile. Spring Hill is named because of a number of natural springs at the site.
Spring Hill College is located in this beautiful area of Mobile. It is Alabama’s oldest institution of higher learning, founded in 1830 by Michael Portier, Mobile’s first Catholic bishop. Spring Hill College is also the first Catholic college in the Southeast, the third oldest Jesuit college and the fifth oldest Catholic college in the United States.