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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 MarkersLynching In America - Brighton, AL

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    Marker notes where, in 1908, a Black coal miner was lynched and describes the history of lynching in Alabama and America.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Lynching of William Miller - Brighton, AL

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    William Miller was lynched in 1908 after he was accused of bombing the home of a man named Finley Fuller. The black coal miner was taken from the Brighton jai and hungl. The dynamite explosion was set by whites trying to thwart unionization.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersKing Pharr Canning Company - Cullman, AL

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    Marker commemorates the former site of the King Pharr Canning plant. The McPhillips family brought the company, a major vegetable canning operation, to Cullman in 1946. It operated here until it closed in 1976. The site is now empty.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersStreight’s Raid, The Battle of Hog Mountain - Vinemont, AL

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    One of two interpretive markers describing the history of the Civil War, back and forth, skirmishes and actions in North Alabama between Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest of the Confederacy and Col. Abel Streight of the Union Army.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersStreight’s Raid, A Failed Campaign - Vinemont, AL

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    One of two interpretive markers describing the history of the back and forth, skirmishes and actions in North Alabama between Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest of the Confederacy and Col. Abel Streight of the Union Army. In the end Streight was captured.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church of Holly Pond, AL

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    This is the fifth church building, and third location.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort McDermott - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Located on Spanish Main Street, south of Cannonade Boulevard, this marker notes the overall Battle of Spanish Fort and the forts' role in holding the Union forces at bay.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Redoubt No. 5 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker is on Artillery Range Street north of Yankee Trove describes the makeup of the Confederate artillery battalion that fought nearby in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Redoubt No. 3 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker is on General Gibson Road in the Spanish Estates section of the city and describes the varied cannons, rifles and mortars used in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort McDermott - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker, located on Confederate Drive in the Spanish Fort Estates section of the city, describes Fort McDermott's (also known as Redoubt No. 2) role in the Battle of Spanish Fort. The fort area was restored in 2015.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHoltzclaw's Brigade - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker is on Spanish Main Street west of Cavalry Charge describes the actions of the Alabama Holtzclaw Brigade in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Drive - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker located on Confederate Drive in the Spanish Estates section of Spanish Fort, this marker notes the Confederate engagement of Union Forces in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRed Fort - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker is on Lancers Lane east of Spanish Main Street notes its importance as a defensive position for the Confederacy in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGibson’s Brigade - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Describes the roles of the Louisiana Brigades of the Confederacy in the Battle of Spanish Fort. Marker is located on General Gibson Road in the Spanish Fort Estates section of the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Main Line of Resistance - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Located on Bull Run Road in the Spanish Fort Estates section, notes the shelling of Confederate forces at the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersEctor's Brigade - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker is on Artillery Range Street north of Yankee Trove and describes the attacks and counterattacks of the Confederacy and the Union forces at the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Redoubt No. 4 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker located on Spanish Main St. near Cavalry Charge, describes the action during the Battle of Spanish Fort, surrounding Red Fort, also known as Redoubt No. 4.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAlbert Carey Danner 1843~1921 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Located in the Spanish Fort Estates section of Spanish Fort, this marker notes the life of a Confederate soldier, and local businessman.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGen. Andrew Jackson - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Gen. Andrew Jackson marker is located on the north side of the Jackson County Courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBay Minette, Alabama

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    Marker about the history of Bay Minette is located at the Bay Minette Public Library, 205 W 2nd Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/17/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersEscambia County Training School - Atmore, AL

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    Marker notes the history and sports records of the historically African-American school buildings located here on Martin Luther King Avenue (formerly 8th Avenue) between Broad & McGlasker Streets.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/17/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistoric and Beautiful Repton - Repton, AL

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    Located on Alabama Highway 41 near McMillan Street, the marker describes the history of Repton, the beginning of railroads in the area and the withering economy and population of the town and its desire to grow again.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/17/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMobile's First Mardi Gras Parade - Mobile, AL

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    Noting the similar marker in New Orleans, Mobile erected this one, at the corner of South Royal and Government Streets, to promote the Mardi Gras events of the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/17/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSpanish Fort - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker is on Spanish Main Street, north of Spanish Fort Boulevard (U.S. 31), on the right when traveling north. Provides a short early history of the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/17/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersScottsboro Railroad Depot - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Scottsboro Railroad Depot historical marker is located at the historic Scottsboro Railroad Depot.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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