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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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    • Marker Type
    • Addtional Information:
    • Date Dedicated / Placed
    • Marker Number
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    Alabama Historical MarkersBirthplace of Albertville - Albertville, AL

    in Alabama Historical Markers

    Albertville is the county seat of Marshall County, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSeventh District Agricultural School - 1912 - Albertville, AL

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    The Seventh District Agricultural School was the result of an act by the Alabama Legislature in February of 1893 calling for the construction of agricultural schools to be built in each of Alabama’s congressional districts.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersA Celebration of 150 Years - Albertville, AL

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    n Jan. 13, 1860, James C. Miller established a post office in his log cabin home, which also doubled as the community’s first store. Miller named the post office “Albertville” in honor of his father-in-law, Thomas A. Albert.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Bethel United Primitive Baptist Church and Cemetery - Asbury, AL

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    The Old Bethel United Primitive Baptist Church was organized by 1847 as one of the first churches on Sand Mountain.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church of Trussville - Trussville, AL

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    First Baptist Church of Trussville was organized as Cahawba Baptist Church in 1821.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMacedonia Missionary Baptist Church /Macedonia School - Seale, AL

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    Marker located about 8 miles east of Seale on CR 18 notes the beginnings of the Baptist Church and one room schoolhouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersVillula - Pittsview, AL

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    Marker located in front of Villula Methodist Church Cemetery along U.S. Highway 431 but well off the road. Nicely maintained cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSt. Peter A.M.E. Church Cemetery - Seale, AL

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    Marker for very old African-American cemetery & previous church is located on County Road 22 at Dusty Road. New church and cemetery about one mile east.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRocky Mount Cemetery - Millbrook, AL

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    This marker is located behind the fence surrounding the Rocy Mount Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersShorter, Alabama

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    Small rural town with a population of around 445 in Macon County. Located east of Montgomery close to Interstate 85 and U.S. 80 and near the Bartram Trail, located in the Tuskegee National Forest

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThree Notch Road - Troy, AL

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    Located in a downtown Troy square, right next to U.S. Highway 29, this stone etched marker describes how tree's were marked with notches to show the way along the road.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Historic Troy Post Office - Troy, AL

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    Building nearby was the Troy Post Office until 1980, now Arts Center, and is located at corner of E. Walnut Street and Industrial Road.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersPelham, Alabama

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    Marker describes the naming and beginnings of the city of Pelham. Marker is located on the Ballantrae golf course.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBallantrae Golf Course - Pelham, AL

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    Marker across the street from the Golf Course clubhouse describes the naming & history of the Pelham public course.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTown of Wilton - Wilton, AL

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    Marker, near town hall, describes the settling of the area and the impact of the railroad on its development.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJames Daniel Hardy - Calera, AL

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    Marker, near the Lhoist factory on State Highway 25, describes the life of a expert doctor and surgeon, born in the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/25/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMount Carmel Church - Pleasant, AL

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    Marker describes to beginnings of the Mount Carmel Church and the later changes its name and use. Located on Dallas County Road 12.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/4/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBattle of Selma, Redoubt No. 24 - Selma, AL

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    Marker explains the fortifications built around Selma and the battle of Selma. The marker is located on Satterfield Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/4/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Rosemere Cemetery - Opelika, AL

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    One of three markers in the Rosemere Cemetery, this one describes the oldest portions of the cemetery from 1869 and its many prominent internments.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersNew Rosemere Cemetery - Opelika, AL

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    One of three markers in the Rosemere Cemetery, this one describes the later additions to the cemetery and its many prominent internments.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAfrican-American Rosemere Cemetery - Opelika, AL

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    One of three markers in the Rosemere Cemetery, this one describes the beginnings of the African-American section created in 1876.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLieutenant Colonel Dallas B. Smith - Opelika, AL

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    Marker at an Opelika armory named after Lt. Col. Smith, a decorated World War I veteran and community leader.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRosseau's Raid to East Alabama - Opelika, AL

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    Marker describes Union General Rousseau's raid, in support of General Sherman, on the Opelika area and its railroads.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersKillgore Scholarships / Some Terms of Scholarships - Opelika, AL

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    Marker describes the philanthropy of a local Lee County family who donated over a million dollars to education.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLt. William C. Maxwell / Air Force ROTC - Maxwell AFB, AL

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    Markers describe the Montgomery Alabama Air University bases' beginning and being named for Lt. William C. Maxwell. Also the home of USAF ROTC.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/8/2014

    last visited: never

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