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Alabama Historical Markers
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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 MarkersBrigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA - Tallassee, AL

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    Marker describes the life and military service in the Mexican & Civil Wars along with later vocations in industry of General Birkett Davenport Fry

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWoods Presbyterian Church - Jackson's Gap, Alabama

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    Marker is at the intersection of Horseshoe Bend Road (AL-49) and Church Road and explains the beginnings and design of the church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBirthplace of Zora Neale Hurston - Notasulga, AL

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    Located on Auburn Road, 0.3 miles east of Tallapoosa Street, describes the noted authors' local beginnings and a history of her writings.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersShiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Notasulga, AL

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    Located at the intersection of Tuskegee Street (AL-81) and Shiloh Road, south of Notasulga, describes the church and largest site of the infamous Tuskegee syphilis study.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFletcher Napoleon Farrington, Sr. - Dadeville, AL

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    Marker is at the intersection of South Broadnax Street and Eufalla Street and notes the life and service of a local county agricultural agent and civic leader.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church 1838 - Dadeville, Alabama

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    Marker is at the intersection of South Tallassee Street and Eufalla Street and describes the founding of the church and history of its subsequent buildings.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersClay County and the Creek Indian Confederacy - Ashland, AL

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    Located on the lawn of the Clay County Courthouse explains the importance of Clay County area on the Creek Indian confederacy, the trails and lands used by the Creeks and the treaties involved.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersClay County Courthouse - Ashland, AL

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    Marker located on the grounds of the Clay County courthouse at Court Square notes the history of the courthouse and famous county politicians.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersClay County - Ashland, Alabama

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    Located on the grounds of the Clay County Courthouse near Court Square and 2nd Avenue. It describes how Clay County was formed and its historical place names within the county.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAshland, Alabama

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    Marker located in front of the Ashland City Hall notes the early and current history of the city.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGeorge Downer Field - Aliceville, AL

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    Airfield named after a longtime local county and city politician, George Downer, this city airport is a general aviation facility averaging 14 flight operations a day.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBattle of Enitachopko - Goodwater, AL

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    At the intersection of AL-9 and AL-63, in Clay County, it notes the nearby battle fought by Gen. Andrew Jackson & the Creek Indians at the Creek village of Anatichapko, Jan. 24, 1814, and 2 days immediately following the battle of Emuckfau.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersShiloh-Rosenwald School - Notasulga, Alabama

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    Marker is at the intersection of Tuskegee Street (AL-81) and Shiloh Road south of Notasulga describes one of the early (and few remaining) African-American school houses funded by Sears founder Julius Rosenwald.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersClay County and the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 - Ashland, AL

    in Alabama Historical Markers

    Located on the grounds of the Clay County Courthouse notes the trails and areas of the future Clay County used in the Creek Indian wars of 1813-1814.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church of Ashland - Ashland, AL

    in Alabama Historical Markers

    Located on 1st Ave. just north of 5th St. notes the founding of the church and its subsequent buildings used by the congregation.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTallassee Confederate Officers Quarters - Tallassee, AL

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    At the corner of North Ann Ave. & King St. this marker describes the place where a Confederate armory was located and later the buildings uses as officers quarters.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAlabama, Tennessee & Northern Railroad Depot - Aliceville, AL

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    Marker at the intersection of Memorial Parkway (Alabama Route 14) and Broad Street notes the history of railroad lines in Aliceville and Pickens County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersR.J. Kirksey High School 1958-1971 - Aliceville, AL

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    Now the Aliceville Middle School on Columbus Road, this marker notes the history of the site as schools for African-Americans after being moved here in 1958.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Great Pensacola Trading Path - Troy, AL

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    The Great Pensacola Trading Path ran from Tuckabatchie, AL to Pensacola, FL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCamp Watts Named for Thomas H. Watts

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    Located along Union Camp Rd., south of Notasulga, this marker notes the former area of a Civil War camp and cemetery. Camp Watts is currently private property and is used for cattle.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHolloway Tabernacle Church Est. 1912 - Enterprise, AL

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    Established in 1912, the first congregational meetings were held in a small former dwelling house.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWellborn - Damascus, AL

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    Wellborn was the first seat of justice for Coffee County, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersArwood School Site - New Brockton, AL

    in Alabama Historical Markers

    The Arwood School was established here about 1871 and served as educational, cultural, religious and social center of this community until consolidation in 1934.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBoyhood Home of Rev, Bob Jones - Dothan, AL

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    The Reverend Bob Jones, (1884-1968), D.D., L.L.D., was an internationally known evangelist and founder of Bob Jones University.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBurnt Corn Park Cistern - Brewton, AL

    in Alabama Historical Markers

    The location of the old cistern covered with trees and brush when it was discovered. The city cleaned up the area and placed this marker to explain the history of the tank.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/21/2016

    last visited: never

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