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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 MarkersOld Federal Road - Shackleville, AL

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    One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson. Located on County Road 38 just west of County Road 7.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSouth Railroad Avenue - Opelika, AL

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    Located at 9th and South Railroad Ave, notes the early builder & settlers of Opelika. Also describes the family of the builder and their vocation as lawyers and judges.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Bottle - Auburn, AL

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    Former location of a store and residence shaped like a Nehi soda bottle. It also was a service station and local meeting place. It burned down in 1936. Located at intersection of U.S. Hwy 280 & AL-147.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/22/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSelma Army Arsenal (1862~1865) - Selma, AL

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    Marker describes the history of the Selma Arsenal and its destruction during the Battle of Selma. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Arsenal Place.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBurning of Downtown (St. Paul's Episcopal Church) - Selma, AL

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    Describes the Battle of Selma and Federal burning of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church and other parts of the town. Marker located at the intersection of Lauderdale Street and Alabama Avenue. Reverse of marker includes battle map.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersR.B. Hudson High School - Selma, AL

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    Location of first Selma High School whose students played a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Located at the intersection of Summerfield Road and 1st Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Sleeping Prophet - Selma, AL

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    Edgar Cayce was an American mystic who allegedly possessed the ability to answer questions on various subjects and had a photo studio here. Located near 23 Broad St.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLast Stronghold Falls (Alabama & Mississippi Railroad Depot) - Selma, AL

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    Describes the last chance to defend Selma by using the railroad bed as defenses. Marker is at the intersection of Broad St. (Bus U.S. 80) and Voeglin Ave just south of the train tracks,

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe La Clede Hotel

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    On the wall at 150 Government St. in Mobile

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersA County Older Than the State-Baldwin County

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    At the courthouse in Bay Minette.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersInitial Survey Point

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    At the state line on US 431

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTabernacle Baptist Church (Dallas County) - Selma, AL

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    Lists the pastors and leadership of the church and their impact on Civil Rights and the church. Marker is at the intersection of Broad St and Minter Ave on the left side of the church on Broad St.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTabernacle Baptist Church (Dallas County) - Selma, AL

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    One of two markers in front of this historic church, notes its beginnings and architecture. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Minter Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical Markers'Bloody Sunday' Attack at Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma, AL

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    Describes the beginning moments of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Water Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersU.S. Congress Approves Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Selma, AL

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    Describes the events and actions that led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Water Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRedoubt No. 15 - Selma. AL

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    Part of the fortifications in Selma, this marker notes the Battle of Selma at the end of the Civil War. Marker is at the intersection of Summerfield Road and Battery Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersUnion Troops Charge - Selma, AL

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    Notes the major actions at nearby fortifications in Selma during the Battle of Selma at the end of the Civil War. Marker is at the intersection of Summerfield Road and Highland Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersInterior Redoubt No. III - Selma, AL

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    Part of the fortifications in Selma, this marker notes the Battle of Selma at the end of the Civil War. Marker is at the intersection of Lapsley Road and Buckeye Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMount Olive Baptist Church

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    On GA 165 at Nuckols Rd north of Fort Mitchell.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/26/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSpanish Fort, 1689-1691

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    On AL 165 at Terminal Rd in Holy Trinity.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/26/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJohn Crowell

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    Located at the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park in front of the Cantey Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/24/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAsbury School and Mission-1 Mile North of Ft. Mitchell

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    Located at the Fort Mitchell Historic Landmark Park in front of the Cantey Cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/24/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Federal Road - Pine Orchard, AL

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    One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson. Located on County Road 5, south of County Road 42.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Federal Road - Burnt Corn, AL

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    One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson. Located at the intersection of County Road 5 and County Road 15.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/24/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Federal Road - Midway Alabama

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    One of eight stone markers along the Alabama portion of the Federal road established as a postal route by President Jefferson. Located at the intersection of County Road 1 and State Route 83 in Conecuh County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/24/2015

    last visited: never

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