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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 MarkersThe Alabama State Capitol -- State Capitol Grounds, Montgomery AL

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    An Alabama state historic marker at the AL state Capitol

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/20/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJanice Hawkins Park -- Troy University, Troy AL

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    A somewhat sexist historical marker preserving the memory of Janice Hawkins at Troy University

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersChancellor's Residence -- Troy University, Troy AL

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    The state historic marker in front of the Chancellor's residence at Troy University

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of Lineville -- Lineville AL

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    The state historic marker in front of Lineville City Hall in Lineville AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMount Gillard Baptist Church -- Tyler AL

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    The Alabama state historic marker in front of Mount Gillard Baptist Church in Tyler AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersGeorge Washington Carver Homes Projects -- Selma AL

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    A state historic marker for the George Washington Carver Homes Projects, a bleak post-WWII housing project development for impoverished blacks in segregated Selma AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersProfessor John Metcalfe Starke "Fessor Starke"(1860-1941) -- Montgomery AL

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    The state historic marker for "Fessor Starke" at the site of the former Starke University School across from the State Capitol in Montgomery AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersMt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church -- Montgomery AL

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    The state historic marker for the Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal on Holt Street in Montgomery AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 9/7/2017

    last visited: 7/28/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCentreville Cemetery Bibb County -- Centreville AL

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    The state historic marker for Centreville Cemetery in Bibb County AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLine 32* 28' North Latitude -- York AL

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    The state historic marker at a historic boundary line between New World territories claimed by three rival (and frequently warring) European powers, and one upstart rebellious set of British Colonies from 1764-1795.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Tavern -- Tuscaloosa AL

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    The official state historic marker for the Old Tavern next to Old Capitol Park in downtown Tuscaloosa

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTuscaloosa City Hall -- Tuscaloosa AL

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    The state historic marker in front of the old post office, built in 1909 and sold in 1968 to the Cityy of Tuscaloosa, which renovated it into the Tuscaloosa City Hall

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLivingston, Alabama -- Livingston AL

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    The Alabama state historical marker for the town of Livingston stands at the site of Livingston's bored well on the north side of the county courthouse grounds Livingston AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersLivingston's Bored Well - Livingston AL

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    The Alabama state historical marker for Livingston's bored well stands on the north side of the county courthouse grounds in Livingston AL

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/24/2017

    last visited: 7/26/2017

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    Alabama Historical MarkersTown of Hobson City, Alabama

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    Marker describes Alabama's first self-governed all-black municipality and second in the U.S. south. Located in Calhoun County, near Oxford, the town only has a total area of one square mile.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/9/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe Legacy of the Military - Anniston, AL

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    Located at the Anniston Centennial Memorial Park on Quintard Avenue, this marker notes the impact of the Anniston Army Depot that began its construction in February 1941.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 8/9/2017

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCarrollton Short Line Railroad-Carrollton, Alabama

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    The depot for the Carrollton Short Line Railroad was located here.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member OcrazyS

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 7/31/2017

    last visited: never

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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: 7/28/2017

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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: 7/28/2017

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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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