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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 Historical MarkersSt. James Hotel - Selma, AL

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Describes the history of the St. James Hotel and the long history of its African-American manager Ben Turner. Marker located on Water Ave. at Washington St.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersFred David Gray - Montgomery, AL

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Still practicing law in Alabama, Fred Gray handled numerous civil rights cases in his long career. Marker is located in front of the Alabama Judicial Building. This is same location where Fred Gray's offices were previously.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersTown of Oakville - Oakville, AL

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According to tradition about 1780, Oakville became a Cherokee town located on Black Warriors' Path.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersCherokee Council House Museum - Oakville, AL

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The Oakville Indians Mounds Museum is based on a seven sided Cherokee council house.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersCopena Burial Mound - Oakville, AL

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The Copena Burial Mound was built with baskets of dirt some 2000 years ago.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersHistoric Indians - Oakville, AL

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Members of the Yuchi, Creek, Shawnee, Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes have lived in the Shoals area of northwest Alabama.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersDoublehead - Oakville, AL

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Doublehead became a powerful Cherokee leader in Lawrence County in the early 1800s.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersChilders Chapel - Valley Grande, AL

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Historic rural cemetery along County Road 37, north of Selma, includes many older grave markers. Access is difficult as the gates have chains and locks.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersSgt Robert Weakley Patton - Selma, AL

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Marker describes the young college students from the University of Alabama called up in the Civil War and notes the location where one was killed in action. Marker is located at corner of Washington St and Alabama Ave.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/17/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersOakville Indian Mound - Oakville, AL

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The Oakville Indian Mound, built by prehistoric Copena Indians, is 2,000 years old.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersCreek Indian Removal - Oakville, AL

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Creek Indians passed through the area of the Oakville Indian Mounds Park during the removals of the 1860s.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersThe Selma Movement - Selma, AL

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Notes the major Civil Rights actions, that began in Selma, that led to sweeping voting rights for Africa-Americans. Located at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersStreight's Raid - Oakville, AL

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On 26 Apr 1863, a Union raiding party of 1500 led by Col. Abel Streight left Tuscumbia for Russellville. After a running battle Streight surrendered to Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's 500 men on 3 May 1863, in Cherokee County, AL.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersJesse Cleveland Owens - Oakville, AL

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Jesse Owens set several Olympic and world records in the sport of Track and Field.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersJames Cleveland "Jesse" Owens - Oakville, AL

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Jesse Owens, the son of African American sharecroppers, won 4 gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.

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Alabama Historical MarkersSacred Tears - Tuscumbia, AL

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Sacred Tears recounts the history of the Trail of Tears removal of Native American tribes from the southeast.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersTuscumbia Big Spring - Tuscumbia, AL

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Tuscumbia's Big Spring averages over 35,000,000 gallons of flow per day.

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location: Alabama

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Alabama Historical MarkersCherokee Indian Removal - Oakville, AL

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In 1808 some 1,130 Cherokee Indians in this area were removed to present day Dardanelle, Arkansas.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/12/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersPetrified Conifer Tree/Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump - Tuscumbia, AL

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Petrified Conifer Tree/Petrified Lycopod Tree Stump are two bronze markers.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/8/2015

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Alabama Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church - Tuscumbia, AL

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First Baptist Church was organized in July 1823 as Concord Church.

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Alabama Historical MarkersSt. John's Episcopal Church - Tuscumbia, AL

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St. John's Episcopal Church was organized in the 1830's.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/8/2015

last visited: 7/1/2004

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Alabama Historical MarkersVillage One - Sheffield, AL

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Village One's streets were laid out in a "Liberty Bell" pattern.

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Alabama Historical MarkersFurnace Hill - Sheffield, AL

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Furnace Hill was home to five blast furnaces from 1885 until 1927.

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Alabama Historical MarkersHistory of Sheffield - Sheffield, AL

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Sheffield, Alabama was named for Sheffield, England.

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Alabama Historical MarkersColbert County Courthouse Square District - Tuscumbia, AL

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The Colbert County Courthouse Square District historical marker is a summary of the buildings making up the district.

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location: Alabama

date approved: 2/8/2015

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