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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 MarkersAnne Newport Royall - Moulton, AL

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    Anne Newport Royall was the first person to conduct a presidential press conference and the first woman convicted of being a common scold in America.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGeneral Leroy Pope Walker - Moulton, AL

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    General Leroy Pope Walker achieved fame as a lawyer and in 1883 successfully defended Jesse James' brother, Frank, for an 1881 Muscle Shoals robbery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJudge Thomas M. Peters - Moulton, AL

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    Judge Thomas M. Peters was a noted linguist, early civil rights and women's suffrage activist, and lawyer.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGeneral Phillip Dale Roddy - Moulton, AL

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    General Phillip Dale Roddy's efforts in keeping the Union Army north of the Tennessee River earned him the title “Defender of North Alabama.”

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersA County Older Than The State, Lawrence County - Moulton, AL

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    Lawrence County was organized in 118 from Cherokee and Chickasaw Indian lands.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGallagher Hill/Science Hill - Moulton, AL

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    Gallagher Hill/Science Hill was the location of several early Moulton Schools.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersPeerson/McKelvey Cemetery - Moulton, AL

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    The Peerson/McKelvey Cemetery contains the graves of some of Moulton, Alabama's earliest pioneers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSt. James Hotel - Selma, AL

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    Describes the history of the St. James Hotel and the long history of its African-American manager Ben Turner. Marker located on Water Ave. at Washington St.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFred David Gray - Montgomery, AL

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    Still practicing law in Alabama, Fred Gray handled numerous civil rights cases in his long career. Marker is located in front of the Alabama Judicial Building. This is same location where Fred Gray's offices were previously.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTown of Oakville - Oakville, AL

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    According to tradition about 1780, Oakville became a Cherokee town located on Black Warriors' Path.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCherokee Council House Museum - Oakville, AL

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    The Oakville Indians Mounds Museum is based on a seven sided Cherokee council house.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCopena Burial Mound - Oakville, AL

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    The Copena Burial Mound was built with baskets of dirt some 2000 years ago.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistoric Indians - Oakville, AL

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    Members of the Yuchi, Creek, Shawnee, Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes have lived in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDoublehead - Oakville, AL

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    Doublehead became a powerful Cherokee leader in Lawrence County in the early 1800s.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersChilders Chapel - Valley Grande, AL

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    Historic rural cemetery along County Road 37, north of Selma, includes many older grave markers. Access is difficult as the gates have chains and locks.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSgt Robert Weakley Patton - Selma, AL

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    Marker describes the young college students from the University of Alabama called up in the Civil War and notes the location where one was killed in action. Marker is located at corner of Washington St and Alabama Ave.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/17/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOakville Indian Mound - Oakville, AL

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    The Oakville Indian Mound, built by prehistoric Copena Indians, is 2,000 years old.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCreek Indian Removal - Oakville, AL

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    Creek Indians passed through the area of the Oakville Indian Mounds Park during the removals of the 1860s.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Selma Movement - Selma, AL

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    Notes the major Civil Rights actions, that began in Selma, that led to sweeping voting rights for Africa-Americans. Located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersStreight's Raid - Oakville, AL

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    On 26 Apr 1863, a Union raiding party of 1500 led by Col. Abel Streight left Tuscumbia for Russellville. After a running battle Streight surrendered to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's 500 men on 3 May 1863, in Cherokee County, AL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJesse Cleveland Owens - Oakville, AL

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    Jesse Owens set several Olympic and world records in the sport of Track and Field.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJames Cleveland "Jesse" Owens - Oakville, AL

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    Jesse Owens, the son of African American sharecroppers, won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSacred Tears - Tuscumbia, AL

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    Sacred Tears recounts the history of the Trail of Tears removal of Native American tribes from the southeast.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTuscumbia Big Spring - Tuscumbia, AL

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    Tuscumbia's Big Spring averages over 35,000,000 gallons of flow per day.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCherokee Indian Removal - Oakville, AL

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    In 1808 some 1,130 Cherokee Indians in this area were removed to present day Dardanelle, Arkansas.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/12/2015

    last visited: never

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