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Alabama Historical Markers
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Description:
Roadside historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here. This category is for those markers found in the state of Alabama.
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Alabama is full of rich history and culture, this category is to waymark the plaques and markers found around town and out on the country roads all over the wonderful state.

  • Here is a link to the Historical Markers Website.

    ( The Alabama Historical Association began sponsoring historical markers as early as 1950 and a standing AHA marker committee was created in 1952. The committee’s duties are to encourage and assist interested parties in the purchase and erection of markers for historical sites. The Committee also serves to check the accuracy of information carried in the proposed marker texts and to attest to a site's historic importance. The committee chair also facilitates ordering approved markers which are paid for by the sponsoring organization. The distinctive design of the Alabama Historical Association marker is a double-faced cast aluminum plate with a baked enamel finish. The plate has a deep blue background and the text is portrayed in gold letters. The insignia at the top is the Alabama flag, the St. Andrew’s cross, in white, red, and gold. )

  • Instructions for Posting a Alabama Historical Markers Waymark:
  • 1. The waymark MUST be located in the state of Alabama.
  • 2. You must provide accurate coordinates.
  • 3. At least a photo of the sign, but prefered would be two photos, one of the sign and one of the area.
  • 4. In the "long description" field, please include a brief description of the purpose for the marker. What happened here? You can copy the marker text, or summarize it, or use your own words.
  • 5. The text of a marker usually only hints at the depth of the history behind it. Do a web search and link to additional information, if it is available, using the optional field provided.
  • Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
    Please post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Alabama history please include that in your log.
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    • Date Dedicated / Placed
    • Marker Number
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    Alabama Historical MarkersColumbia Cemetery - Columbia, Alabama

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    Marker is located within the cemetery, this double-sided marker on West Church Street notes how the land was acquired for the cemetery and the history of some of those interred.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/10/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDothan Dixie Standpipe - Dothan, AL

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    Located at the intersection of East Powell Street and North St Andrews Street, near the old train depot, this marker notes the importance of the water tower next to it.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/10/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTrail of Tears John Benge Route Fort Payne, Alabama to Oklahoma

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    Trail of Tears John Benge Route Fort Payne, Alabama to Oklahoma

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dado0820

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/10/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDaniel Dozier - Dozier, Alabama

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    Located on US Highway 29, south of Brantley, this marker is at the Dozier Cemetery and provides a history of the town of Dozier and its namesake.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/16/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTuskegee Army Air Field Hangar - Troy, AL

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    Marker is located at the Troy Municipal Airport, north of the City of Troy. It describes the nearby three hangars used by the Tuskegee Airmen during their training in Tuskegee. There were relocated here for reuse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/16/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Mack M. Matthews School - Pinckard, AL

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    The Mack M. Matthews School (ca. 1961), formerly known as the Pinckard Colored School and now known as the South Dale Middle School, is listed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage. It is located on Randolph Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/16/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersProsperity Cemetery - near Marion Junction, AL

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    Older cemetery, in rural Dallas County on CR189 west of CR45 about 5 miles south of Marion Junction. Has some Confederate graves. Former church location. The marker has gone missing.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2018

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Elam Baptist Church Cemetery - Montgomery, AL

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    Located on Gunter Park Drive, just east of Cong W L Dickinson Drive, describes the history of the cemetery and those who are buried here. Another marker nearby has been erected to note the history of the church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/12/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Elam Baptist Church - Montgomery, AL

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    Located on Cong W L Dickinson Drive near Gunter Park Drive, notes the history of the church and nearby cemetery. Another separate marker is located at the cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/12/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGrant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town - Grant, AL

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    The Grant, Alabama: A Scenic Mountain Town historical marker is located in front of the Grant Town Hall on County Road 5.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/29/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersClaysville Junior High School - Guntersville, AL

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    The Claysville Junior High School historical marker is located in front of the school.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/29/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersKate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School - Grant, AL

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    The Kate Duncan Smith - Daughters of the American Revolution School historical marker is located in front of the Pennsylvania Log Cabin built in 1935 as the school's library.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/29/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort Bowyer War of 1812 - Historic Marker - Fort Morgan, Alabama.

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    Fort Bowyer War of 1812 - Historic Marker - Located at Fort Morgan, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/30/2017

    last visited: 10/30/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFlomaton, Alabama-Flomaton, AL

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    Flomation AL town created by the railroads.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/12/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Alabama State Capitol -- State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery AL

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    An Alabama state historic marker at the AL state Capitol

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/20/2017

    last visited: 7/31/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJanice Hawkins Park -- Troy University, Troy AL

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    A somewhat sexist historical marker preserving the memory of Janice Hawkins at Troy University

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersChancellor's Residence -- Troy University, Troy AL

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    The state historic marker in front of the Chancellor's residence at Troy University

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of Lineville -- Lineville AL

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    The state historic marker in front of Lineville City Hall in Lineville AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMount Gillard Baptist Church -- Tyler AL

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    The Alabama state historic marker in front of Mount Gillard Baptist Church in Tyler AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGeorge Washington Carver Homes Projects -- Selma AL

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    A state historic marker for the George Washington Carver Homes Projects, a bleak post-WWII housing project development for impoverished blacks in segregated Selma AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersProfessor John Metcalfe Starke "Fessor Starke"(1860-1941) -- Montgomery AL

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    The state historic marker for "Fessor Starke" at the site of the former Starke University School across from the State Capitol in Montgomery AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church -- Montgomery AL

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    The state historic marker for the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal on Holt Street in Montgomery AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCentreville Cemetery Bibb County -- Centreville AL

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    The state historic marker for Centreville Cemetery in Bibb County AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 1/14/2018

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLine 32* 28' North Latitude -- York AL

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    The state historic marker at a historic boundary line between New World territories claimed by three rival (and frequently warring) European powers, and one upstart rebellious set of British Colonies from 1764-1795.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Tavern -- Tuscaloosa AL

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    The official state historic marker for the Old Tavern next to Old Capitol Park in downtown Tuscaloosa

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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