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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 MarkersFreetown - Gallion, AL

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    Located along US Highway 80 near Gallion, this marker notes the African-American establishment of a vibrant community including churches and schools and skilled workers.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersShiloh Baptist Church - Dixons Mill, AL

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    Marker notes the long history of the many iterations of the Shiloh Churches.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBethel Baptist Church & Cemetery - McKinley, AL

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    Small marker notes the beginnings of the church, its pastor and its addition as an Alabama Landmark.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church - McKinley, AL

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    Located on County Road 38 near Catherine, AL this marker describes the beginnings and history of the Bethel Hill Missionary Baptist Church and cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of Linden - Linden, AL

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    Marker notes the history and businesses of Linden, Alabama located in southwest Marengo County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of the Town of Thomaston - Thomaston, AL

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    Located at Thomaston Town Pond, this marker notes the beginnings and history of the town of Thomaston, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/14/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAtmore, Alabama

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    Marker located on East Nashville Ave in downtown Atmore describes the beginnings of the city and a little of its history.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWilliams Station, Alabama (1866-1897) - Atmore, AL

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    Marker near the old Atmore train station on Highway 31, notes the early history of Atmore and the railroad influence.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCanoe Station - Canoe, AL

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    Marker along Highway 31 near Atmore, notes the early settlement of rural area initially important during the Civil War and for its mineral springs.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBlocton Coke Ovens/Blocton - West Blocton, AL

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    Construction began on the Blocton's bee-hive coke ovens in 1887. By 1892, 467 ovens were producing coke for furnaces at Oxmoor, Bessemer, Birmingham and Trussville.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWest Blocton, Alabama - West Blocton, AL

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    West Blocton, AL was incorporated in 1901.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Ship A.M.E. Zion Church - Montgomery, AL

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    Marker on Holcombe Street notes the history of the Old Ship AME Zion Church and its role in education.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBaptist Collegiate Institute - Newton, AL

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    The Baptist Collegiate Institute was organized in 1898.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHead's Land Yielded Fruits of Success - Headland, AL

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    Located in the Headland town square this marker describes the beginnings of the town and its history.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church of Headland - Headland, AL

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    Located on Church Street in Headland this marker notes the history of the First Headland Baptist Church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBelle Ellen - West Blocton, AL

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    The mining town of Belle Ellen was named for Henry F. DeBardeleben's daughter, Belle, and wife, Ellen. DeBardeleben was a noted industrialist of the era.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersIndian Treaty Boundary Line - Screamer, AL

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    One of a series of markers showing the boundary line between the Creek Indians and the Mississippi Territory.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHeadland, Alabama / Headland Public Square - Headland, AL

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    Located in the town square this two-sided marker notes the history of Headland and the building of the town square on Main Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMount Enon Primitive Baptist Church - Erwin, AL

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    Marker is at the intersection of Henry County Roads 54, 75 and 68 and describes the beginnings of the early Mount Enon church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersIndian Treaty Boundary Line - Screamer, AL

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    One of a series of markers showing the boundary line between the Creek Indians and the Mississippi Territory.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Center Methodist Church/Old Center Cemetery - Newville, AL

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    Located at the intersection of County Roads 89 and 109 outside Newville, AL this marker gives the history of the church and old cemetery that includes graves from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHilliardsville - Screamer, AL

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    Information on the beginnings of the Hilliardsville Post Office. Marker is located on Henry County Road 92, just north of Alabama Highway 95.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLiberty United Methodist Church - Screamer, AL

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    Located on Henry County Road 92, just north of Alabama Highway 95, this marker denotes the history of the church.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLawrenceville - Lawrenceville, AL

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    This marker describes the early settlers of the former town of Lawrenceville and is located at the intersection of Henry County Roads 119 and 37.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLawrenceville Academy - Lawrenceville, AL

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    Located at the intersection of Henry County Roads 119 & 37, this marker highlights one of the then top educational schools in Alabama and one of its graduates, Alabama Governor Oates.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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