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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 MarkersScottsboro Railroad Depot - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Scottsboro Railroad Depot historical marker is located at the historic Scottsboro Railroad Depot.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersUnion Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Union Civil War Encampment in Scottsboro historical marker is located near the historic Scottsboro Railroad Depot.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCollege Hill Historic District - Scottsboro, AL

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    The College Hill Historic District historical marker is located on East Charlotte Avenue.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRobert E. Jones, Jr. - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Robert E. Jones, Jr. historical marker is located on College Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJackson County Courthouse and the Scottsboro Boys - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Jackson County Courthouse and the Scottsboro Boys historical marker is located on the south lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBellefonte Cemetery/Town of Bellefonte - Hollywood, AL

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    The Bellefonte Cemetery/Town of Bellefonte Historical marker is located on Bellefonte Road (County Road 33) 0.8 miles east of Lee Highway/John T Reid Parkway (U.S. 72), Hollywood, AL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersNaval Heroes of the War of 1812 - Montgomery, AL

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    Marker located at corner of Dexter Avenue and McDonough Street, it describes the naming of the nearby cross streets after War of 1812 U.S. naval heroes.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRobert Thomas Scott 1800-1863 - Scottsboro, AL

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    The Robert Thomas Scott historical marker is located on the north lawn of the Jackson County Courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRay W. Scott Jr. Founded Bass Anglers Movement - Montgomery, AL

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    Ironically located in front of the Alabama Forestry Commission, this marker notes the founding of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society in Montgomery, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/23/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Crescent - Auburn, Alabama

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    The first marker to honor The Crescent train along its route and its impact on the city of Auburn. The train was featured in the film “Fried Green Tomatoes."

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/23/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSocopatoy - Kellyton, AL

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    In the early 1800s, Socopatoy included a Native American village, frontier fort, and pioneer town.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/5/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOriginal Site of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church - Caldwell, AL

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    Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church was established in the early 1850s.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMontgomery County Circuit Court - Montgomery, AL

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    Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Perry Street and describes this location as the site of major civil right cases heard in the county courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSit-Ins and Marches at the Montgomery County Courthouse - Montgomery, AL

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    In the 1960's local African-American college students staged a sit-in a local grill and the marker notes the specifics. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South Perry Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Montgomery City Federation of Women’s Clubs - Montgomery, AL

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    Located at 409 Union Street near Scott St., the marker describes the various African-American Women's clubs established to further their opportunities in the community.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Jackson-Community House - Montgomery, AL

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    Located on South Union St. at Scott St., the marker notes the building of and later use to serve the diverse needs of Montgomery’s segregated black population.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWelton Blanton Doby High School - Wetumpka, AL

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    Located on Micanopy Street just west of Main Street, the marker notes the history of the school and construction for African-Americans until closing under desegregation.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/18/2016

    last visited: never

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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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