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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 MarkersFort Jabe Brassell-Alabama Army National Guard-Russell County

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    Located on South Railroad Street near Holland Court, Phenix City

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 6/22/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCentennial of Ashford

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    Located at Broadway Avenue and Midland Street, Ashford

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersIn Honor of William Calvin Oates 1835-1910

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    Located at AL 95 and AL 10, Abbeville

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAbbeville Pioneer Cemetery/The First Baptist Church of Abbeville

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    Located off East College Street between the church and cemetery, Abbeville

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFreemount Junior High School - Bakerhill. AL

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    Located on AL 131 at Dennis Road, Bakerhill

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWilliam Thomas "Tom" Mann 1932-2005/ Eufaula, Alabama Fishing Lure Capital of the World - Eufaula, AL

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    Located in the median of East Broad Street near North Livingston Avenue, Eufaula

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersOld Fairview Cemetery - Eufaula, AL

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    Located inside the entrance gate to the cemetery on North Randolph Avenue, Eufaula

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSusie E. Allen Elementary School

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    Located on 11th Avenue north of 15th Street, Phenix City

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 5/29/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCamp Withers

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    The Camp Withers historical marker is located beside the bike trail that follows Fort Morgan Road.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/30/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersJohn Robert Lewis Hall - Troy, AL

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    The building is a centerpiece structure of the Troy campus, which was previously named the Bibb Graves Hall. The University voted to rename the hall to honor John Lewis who grew up in the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/30/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCourageous John Lewis: 'Conscience of Congress' - Troy, AL

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    Notes the rise of John Lewis from a Civil Rights leader to being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, serving more than 30 years.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/30/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersPike County's John Lewis: National Civil Rights Icon - Troy, AL

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    Located next to the Troy Public Library, describes a part of Civil RIghts leader John Lewis life up to and including the attack on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Alabama.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/30/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersSouthern Hill Cemetery - Gadsden, AL

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    Enclosed behind fencing (to prevent vandalism) at very end of S 6th St at NW corner of the James D. Martin Wildlife Park. Many of the old grave markers are broken and covered with vines and brush. Attempts are being made to clean up the cemetery.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/6/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersElba Lodge #170 AF & AM - Elba, AL

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    Located at the intersection of Claxton Ave & E. Davis Street, this marker describes the formation of the oldest Masonic Lodge in Alabama. Now located in a different part of the city, the Lodge continues to support the community.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/6/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersUnited States Post Office Paul, Alabama

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    This building served as the Paul Post Office from 1908-1975. It is located just south of County Rd 8 on Paul Rd. The former postmaster's home is still right next door.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/6/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersKenan Home Geneva County - Geneva, AL

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    Located on S. Academy St, this marker notes the Victorian architecture of the house and that it was used as a public library.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 3/6/2021

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAlbany - Decatur, AL

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    Located at Somerville Road Southeast and Gordon Drive Southeast, Decatur

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAlbany - Decatur, AL

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    Located on Gordon Drive Southeast at 6th Avenue Southeast, Decatur

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersWheeler Dam-Wheeler Reservoir/Locks 1936

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    Located on AL 101 on the north end of the Wheeler Dam< Rogersville

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersCarolyn Cortner Smith-Female Architect Pioneer/Designed Delano Park Structures - Decatur, AL

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    Located on Gordon Drive Southeast at 8th Avenue Southeast, Decatur

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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

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    Located at 202 Gordon Dr SE, Decatur

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersThe TVA System of Multi-Purpose Dams-Wheeler Dam

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    Located off Wheeler Dam Rd (AL 101) near the parking area for the dam overlook.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/17/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAndrew Lee Phillips 1855-1938 - Lexington, AL

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    Located on AL 101 just north of CR 71, Lexington

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: 12/20/2020

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    Alabama Historical MarkersAfricatown - Mobile, AL

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    Located on Bay Bridge Rd at Magazine St notes the last known slave ship of enslaved Africans forced to come to America on the slave ship, the Clotilda. It also describes the settlement of the descendants and their culture.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: never

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    Alabama Historical MarkersFort Davis Community - Fort Davis, AL

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    Located on U.S. Highway 29, just north of Macon County Rd 2, this marker notes the history of the Fort Davis community and its railroad. Nearby is the relocated Fort Davis railroad depot.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo

    location: Alabama

    date approved: 12/26/2020

    last visited: never

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