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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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    Alabama Historical MarkersChris’ Hot Dogs, Established In 1917 - Montgomery, AL

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    Located on Dexter Ave., just west of S. Lawrence St., describes the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chris' Hot Dog restaurant.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/22/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Missionary Baptist Church, Dothan, Alabama - Dothan, AL

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    The First Missionary Baptist Church, Dothan, Alabama historical marker is located in front of the church on Chickasaw Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/22/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSt. Vincent's Hospital - Birmingham, AL

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    The St. Vincent's Hospital historical marker is located at the intersection of St. Vincent's Drive and University Blvd South, in the median on St. Vincent's Drive.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/22/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFred David Gray - Tuskegee, Alabama

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    Located across from the Tuskegee University entrance gate notes the life of the African American attorney involved in civil rights and legal actions including Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital - Tuskegee, AL

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    Marker is located on Hospital Drive, before the entrance at the VA Medical Center-Tuskegee. Describes how WWI African American veterans had difficulty getting medical care and the establishment of this hospital campus.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 4/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThomasville's Early History - Thomasville, AL

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    Describes the history, industry, railroad impact and the disasters that affected the city of Thomasville. Marker located downtown, on Wilson Ave., near the railroad tracks.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCity of Jackson - Jackson, Alabama

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    Provides the history of the City of Jackson, Alabama and its early industries and educational institutions. Marker located on Commerce Street, in front of the City Hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBartram's Trail - Rockville, Alabama

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    One of many markers noting the trail of William Bartram on his quest for obtaining and documenting natural features of the southern colonies. entrance to the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary on Rockville Rd. (County Rd 15).

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWilliams’ Temple CME Church - Thomasville, AL

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    Describes the use of the African-American church use also as a school and its history and connection to Miles College in Birmingham. It is located on Davis Avenue, east of East Front Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMt. Nebo Death Masks - Carlton, AL

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    At the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, in the nearby cemetery, there are three graves that have very unusual markings. The headstones on these graves contain “death masks”. These headstones were crafted by Isaac Nettles, Sr. (1885 – 1957).

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGravesite of Major Jeremiah Austill - Rockville, AL

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    Marker is along Rockville Rd (County Rd 15) at Suel Rd and describes the nearby location of a famous folk hero of the Creek Indian Wars. Noted as the "Paul Revere of Clarke County."

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Canoe Fight - Gainestown, AL

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    Marker located along Madison Road (County Road 33), east of Gainestown, describes the Creek War incident between Creek Indians and militiamen of the area forts.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJackson Prisoner of War Camp -Jackson, Alabama

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    Marker notes former POW Camp for WWII POW's and is located at south side of the Clarke Mobile Counties Gas Company parking lot on College Ave. Running from the parking lot North, Ocre Ave. runs to U.S. 43. The portion west is no longer there.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHernando De Soto in Alabama - near Abernathy, AL

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    Marker in the picnic area of the Cleburne Welcome Center (I-20)

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe De Soto Trail - near Abernathy, AL

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    Marker in the picnic area of the Cleburne Welcome Center (I-20)

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/2/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLynching In America - Brighton, AL

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    Marker notes where, in 1908, a Black coal miner was lynched and describes the history of lynching in Alabama and America.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Lynching of William Miller - Brighton, AL

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    William Miller was lynched in 1908 after he was accused of bombing the home of a man named Finley Fuller. The black coal miner was taken from the Brighton jai and hungl. The dynamite explosion was set by whites trying to thwart unionization.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersKing Pharr Canning Company - Cullman, AL

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    Marker commemorates the former site of the King Pharr Canning plant. The McPhillips family brought the company, a major vegetable canning operation, to Cullman in 1946. It operated here until it closed in 1976. The site is now empty.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersStreight’s Raid, The Battle of Hog Mountain - Vinemont, AL

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    One of two interpretive markers describing the history of the Civil War, back and forth, skirmishes and actions in North Alabama between Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest of the Confederacy and Col. Abel Streight of the Union Army.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersStreight’s Raid, A Failed Campaign - Vinemont, AL

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    One of two interpretive markers describing the history of the back and forth, skirmishes and actions in North Alabama between Gen. Nathan Bedford Forest of the Confederacy and Col. Abel Streight of the Union Army. In the end Streight was captured.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church of Holly Pond, AL

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    This is the fifth church building, and third location.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/13/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort McDermott - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Located on Spanish Main Street, south of Cannonade Boulevard, this marker notes the overall Battle of Spanish Fort and the forts' role in holding the Union forces at bay.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Redoubt No. 5 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker is on Artillery Range Street north of Yankee Trove describes the makeup of the Confederate artillery battalion that fought nearby in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersConfederate Redoubt No. 3 - Spanish Fort, AL

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    Marker is on General Gibson Road in the Spanish Estates section of the city and describes the varied cannons, rifles and mortars used in the Battle of Spanish Fort.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort McDermott - Spanish Fort, Alabama

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    Marker, located on Confederate Drive in the Spanish Fort Estates section of the city, describes Fort McDermott's (also known as Redoubt No. 2) role in the Battle of Spanish Fort. The fort area was restored in 2015.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/20/2017

    last visited: never

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