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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lowndes County, Alabama

Clickable Map of Lowndes County, Alabama and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Lowndes County, AL (28) Autauga County, AL (38) Butler County, AL (24) Crenshaw County, AL (10) Dallas County, AL (129) Montgomery County, AL (382) Wilcox County, AL (19)  LowndesCounty(28) Lowndes County (28)  AutaugaCounty(38) Autauga County (38)  ButlerCounty(24) Butler County (24)  CrenshawCounty(10) Crenshaw County (10)  DallasCounty(129) Dallas County (129)  MontgomeryCounty(382) Montgomery County (382)  WilcoxCounty(19) Wilcox County (19)
Hayneville is the county seat for Lowndes County
Adjacent to Lowndes County, Alabama
      Autauga County (38)  
      Butler County (24)  
      Crenshaw County (10)  
      Dallas County (129)  
      Montgomery County (382)  
      Wilcox County (19)  
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1 Alabama, Lowndes County, Gordonville — The Crosby Water System "The Well"
On land donated by Ed Crosby, a group of African American community leaders had a well dug in January 1955 to provide the people of Gordonville with running water. The Well, the first black-owned water system in Alabama. Initially had just four . . . Map (db m207412) HM
2 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — Hayneville Reported missing
Founded in 1820 by settlers from the Edgefield, Abbeville, and Colleton Districts of South Carolina on property purchased from the U.S. Land Office at Cahaba. Officially named Hayneville in 1831 to honor South Carolina Senator Robert Y. Hayne. . . . Map (db m68004) HM
3 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — In Memory of Jonathan Myrick DanielsVMI Class of 1961
Johnathan Daniels was murdered near this spot, then Cash's Store, on August 20, 1965. He gave his life in the fight for integration of the churches and universal voter registration. At the time, he was a divinity student at The . . . Map (db m147604) HM
4 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — Lynching in America / The Courthouse Lynching of Theo CallowayCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Between the end of the Civil War and the close of World War II, white mobs killed thousands of Black Americans in racial terror lynchings, and committed widespread violence that traumatized millions more. The Lowndes . . . Map (db m160863) HM
5 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — The Soldier Dead of Lowndes1861 - 1865 Reported permanently removed
(front) 1861-1865 The Soldier Dead of Lowndes (left side) No men died there with more glory. Yet many died, And there was much glory. (right side) To Devotion and Valor. . . . Map (db m68342) WM
6 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — Town of Hayneville Reported missing
In the 1820s, Hayneville was known as "Big Swamp." In 1830, after being chosen as the county seat of Lowndes County, it was named Hayneville for Robert Y. Hayne, governor of South Carolina and a U.S. senator. The incorporation of Hayneville as a . . . Map (db m85459) HM
7 Alabama, Lowndes County, Hayneville — Varner's Cash Store
On August 20, 1965, Jonathan Myrick Daniels, a 26-year-old Episcopal seminarian from Keene, New Hampshire, was shot dead at point blank range here. He was a graduate of Virginia Military Institute and was attending Episcopal Theological School, . . . Map (db m147601) HM
8 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Campsite 3Selma to Montgomery Trail
Robert Gardner Farm March 23, 1965Map (db m61847) HM
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9 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Elmore BollingMay 10, 1908 - December 4, 1947
Lowndesboro, AL—Enraged whites, jealous over the business success of a Negro are believed to be the lynchers of Elmore Bolling. Bolling, 39, was found riddled with shot gun and pistol shots 150 yards from his general merchandise store. It is . . . Map (db m184279) HM
10 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Lowndesboro
Settled before 1820 by planters from South Carolina and Virigina. First called McGill's Hill, it was incorporated, 1832, as Lowndesboro in honor of William Lowndes. There was a brief skirmish here between Forrest's troops and Wilson's raiders, April . . . Map (db m70933) HM
11 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Lowndesboro, Alabama/Lowndesboro Business District
(Side 1) Lowndesboro, Alabama Lowndesboro developed from a small community of early settlers to a thriving township in the 1830’s. The settlers’ plantation interests were maintained in the lowlands along the Alabama River, while . . . Map (db m70934) HM
12 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Our Confederate Soldiers1861   1865
In Honor of Our Confederate Soldiers 1861 1865 Jno Alexander • Wm. Alexander • Wm. H. Alexander • Ed Alexander • Capt. M.F. Bonham • Maj. Bright • Capt. T.B. Brown • Alberta Caffee • Irvin Crocheron • J.P. Caffee • Jim Crocheron • Jno. . . . Map (db m85472) WM
13 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church
Organized in 1850 as Shiloh Baptist Church on the Pritchett Plantation, later known as the R.D. Spann Place on Highway 21, North, 3 miles north of Hayneville. Primitive later added to the name. Building originally constructed of logs, then a . . . Map (db m217245) HM
14 Alabama, Lowndes County, Lowndesboro — Viola Liuzzo
In memory of our sister Viola Liuzzo who gave her life in the struggle for the right to vote... March 25, 1965 Presented by SCLC/WOMEN Evelyn G. Lowery, National Convener - 1991 - The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Joseph E. . . . Map (db m85461) HM
15 Alabama, Lowndes County, Mt. Carmel — Lynching in America / Lynching in LetohatcheeCommunity Remembrance Project
Lynching in America Thousands of black people were the victims of lynching and racial violence in the United States between 1877 and 1950. The lynching of African Americans during this era was a form of racial terrorism intended to . . . Map (db m97983) HM
16 Alabama, Lowndes County, Mt. Willing — Enslavement & Racial Terror / Lynching Targeting Black SharecroppersCommunity Remembrance Project
Enslavement & Racial Terror The enslavement of black people in the United States was a brutal, dehumanizing system that lasted more than 200 years. Between 1819 and 1860, Alabama's enslaved population grew from 40,000 to 435,000. According . . . Map (db m154554) HM
17 Alabama, Lowndes County, Tyler — Talisi visited by De SotoSept. 18, 1540
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18 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — A Price Paid — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Threatened by the potential four-to-one advantage of the black vote, whites retaliated by ousting black families from white-owned lands. The African American families who lived here paid dearly to earn their right to vote. Crowded into canvas tents . . . Map (db m112400) HM
19 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — After the March—Tent City — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Since the federal registrars came in August of 1965, thousands and thousands of Negroes have registered to vote. White plantation owners have retaliated by mass evictions. In December 1965, over forty families either left the county, moved in . . . Map (db m112405) HM
20 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Campsite 2Selma to Montgomery Trail
Rosie Steele Farm March 22, 1965Map (db m70954) HM
21 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Day Two — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Monday, March 22, 1965, on the second day of the Selma to Montgomery Voting Rights March, protesters passed this site in late afternoon. At that time the four-lane highway in front of you was only two lanes, and for safety reasons the number of . . . Map (db m112375) HM
22 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
Six miles North, on December 23, 1813, General F.L. Claiborne's army defeated the Creeks and destroyed the Holy Ground Indian Village. One American was killed and 33 Creeks. William "Red Eagle" Weatherford escaped by leaping on horseback into . . . Map (db m60714) HM
23 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Holy Ground Battlefield
One of the significant battles of the Creek War of 1813-14 occurred near here on December 23, 1813. The 3rd Regiment, U.S. Infantry forces under the command of General F. L. Claiborne attacked a band of Creek Indians. Called "Holy Ground" by Creeks . . . Map (db m116890) HM
24 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — It Started in Selma — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
At times history and fate meet at a single time in a single place to shape a turning point in man's unending search for freedom. So it was at Lexington and Concord. So it was a century ago at Appomattox. So it was last week in Selma, Alabama. . . . Map (db m112403) HM
25 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Marchers, Supporters, Hecklers — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
While helicopters buzzed overhead, National Guard soldiers—ordered by President Lyndon Johnson to protect the marchers—lined U.S. Highway 80, alert to the potential of violence by angry whites. Marchers walked mile after tired mile, while black . . . Map (db m112384) HM
26 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — Mount Gillard Baptist Church
The roots of this house of worship date to 1868 when 26 African American members of Mount Gilead Church left to form their own congregation. The present building was constructed in 1901, with several enlargements and renovations throughout the . . . Map (db m104068) HM
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27 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — No Isolated Incident — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
For African Americans in the 1960s, being kicked off white-owned lands for trying to register to vote no isolated incident. Just as had happened here in Lowndes County, blacks in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Greene County, Alabama, were driven from . . . Map (db m112389) HM
28 Alabama, Lowndes County, White Hall — You Gotta Move — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
In December 1965, a city of tents appeared on this site. The temporary shelters were homes for evicted black sharecropper families. These farmers worked and lived their lives on white-owned farms in Lowndes County. But when they dared to register to . . . Map (db m112371) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023