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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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    • Marker Type
    • Addtional Information:
    • Date Dedicated / Placed
    • Marker Number
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    Alabama Historical MarkersCity of Daphne

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    Historical marker located in Daphne, AL. Marker is located in front of Daphne City Hall.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member electrical_chris

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersEdward Bell High School/Alma Mater - Camp Hill, AL

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    Tallapoosa County Training School, later named Edward Bell High School, was the first high school for African Americans in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Universalist Church of Camp Hill - Camp Hill, AL

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    The First Universalist Church of Camp Hill was the largest Universalist church in the southeastern United States in the first half of the 20th century.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDaviston School - Daviston, AL

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    At the time of its closing in 1988 Daviston School was the smallest school in Alabama with 120 K-12 students.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDaviston, Alabama - Daviston, AL

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    Daviston, Alabama, incorporated February 16, 1887, is believed to be the first incorporated rural town in Tallapoosa County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBattle of Emucfau - New Site, AL

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    The Battle of Emucfau occurred January 22, 1814.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTown of New Site - New Site, AL

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    The Town of New Site was incorporated on August 23, 1965, to establish a public water system.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersYoungsville - Alexander City, AL

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    Youngsville, established in 1837, was the original name of Alexander City, AL.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersNeedmore 1873 - Alexander City, AL

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    The Needmore area was settled in the 1870s when people relocated from thw Youngsville area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFirst United Methodist Church 1872 - Alexander City, AL

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    The First United Methodist Church relocated to this site after a fire in 1902.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 2/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBluffton-Lanett, Alabama

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    Located at intersection of 1st Street and North Lanier Avenue this marker describes the beginnings & history of Lanett and one of the governors of Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersChantilly Plantation - Pike Road, AL

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    Located on Vaughn Road, just west of Chantilly Parkway, this marker notes the early history of the Chantilly Plantation and its owners.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott - Montgomery, AL

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    Replacing marker WMD6Q9, this marker expands on the role of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. A new Hank Williams marker will be installed elsewhere.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBirth of Montgomery Bus Boycott - Montgomery, AL

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    Located on the Alabama State University (ASU) Campus, marker was installed on 60th anniversary celebration of when Rosa Parks was arrested. Notes the ASU involvement in the bus boycott.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersDesegregation at Auburn - Auburn, AL

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    Located on the campus of Auburn University near the Ralph Brown Draughon Library notes the beginnings of desegregation at the university in 1964.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 1/6/2016

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Storms of 1974 - Guin, AL

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    F5 tornadoes, not good

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCity of Guin Alabama: The Early Years - Guin, AL

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    Small neat, well kept town

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/7/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHamilton, Alabama

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    Historic marker about the town, located in a small plaza

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/5/2015

    last visited: 5/25/2016

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts - Hamilton, AL

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    On the small courthouse law, not much lawn left

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/5/2015

    last visited: 5/25/2016

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    Alabama Historical MarkersRandolph Street Church of Christ

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    Huntsville's Church of Christ

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rattrak

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/2/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersBattle of Hog Mountain - Cullman, AL

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    More Civil War in Alabama

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 11/1/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThree Notch Road - Three Notch, AL

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    Located at the corner of US Highway 82 and County Road 35 in the community of Three Notch, this marker notes the building of a antebellum road thru Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/27/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAlabama City, Alabama

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    Historic marker in front of the Alabama City Historical Association

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/27/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSansom Family Cemetery - Gadsden, AL

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    Find A Grave shows a bunch of graves, but in reality only 3 are buried here.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/27/2015

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThree Notch Road - Blues Old Stand, AL

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    Located at the corner of US Highway 29 and County Road 19 in the community of Blues Old Stand, this marker notes the building of a antebellum road thru Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 10/27/2015

    last visited: never

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