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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Montevallo, Alabama
Location of Montevallo, Alabama
► Shelby County (47) ► Bibb County (13) ► Chilton County (27) ► Coosa County (3) ► Jefferson County (211) ► St. Clair County (18) ► Talladega County (29)
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|Founded in 1947 at Alabama College. Erected at tenth annual meeting held there in 1957. — — Map (db m79205) HM|
|This tablet placed by the descendants of Edmund King, Jr. and the Alabama Writers Conclave. To commemorate his life and services. First brick house and first with glass windows built in this section of the state. Formerly known as the Mansion House. . . . — — Map (db m37353) HM|
Lynching in America
Thousands of African Americans were lynched in the United States
between the Civil War and World War II. Lynching, a form of racial
terrorism used to intimidate black people and to enforce white supremacy,
was most . . . — — Map (db m151279) HM|
|The home of Washington H. McGaughy and
his wife Nancy Prentice Wynn,
the original dogtrot homestead built by
the Perry family. The 120-acre farm was
formerly part of the Perry Plantation. After
Perry Hall was completed in 1836, this . . . — — Map (db m159576) HM|
|Known as the Alabama College Laboratory School, Montevallo High School was housed in Reynolds’ Hall on the University of Montevallo campus from 1922 until January 1930 when the central portion of this building was completed. The original structure . . . — — Map (db m37428) HM|
The Colonial Courthouse
This building is inspired by the Courthouse at Williamsburg, Virginia, built in 1770. The County Court heard petty crimes and civil cases such as debtors’ disputes with creditors from abusive . . . — — Map (db m101501) HM|
The Liberty Bell was commissioned November 1, 1751, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of William Penn’s Charter of Privileges for his Pennsylvania colony. The radical charter granted religious liberty to persecuted faiths, . . . — — Map (db m101506) HM|
|American colonists cherished Liberty as their birthright. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed . . . — — Map (db m101503) HM|
The Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel
Inspired by Bruton Parish Church of Williamsburg, Virginia, it was named to honor Lucille Ryals Thompson. The Chapel was built in thanksgiving for God’s blessings on America, and . . . — — Map (db m101505) HM|
The President's Oval Office
In this building is a full-scale replica of the White House Oval Office.
When John and Abigail Adams first moved into The White House in 1800, it contained three oval rooms, inspired by . . . — — Map (db m101531) HM|
|Originally named Alabama Girls' Industrial School and later Alabama College, this institution was founded Oct. 12, 1896, by the Alabama Legislature. It was the state college for women until 1956, when it became coeducational. In 1969 the name was . . . — — Map (db m37289) HM|
The exterior of the hall is inspired by George Washington's beloved Mount Vernon. It has beveled-edge block walls. When mixed with paint and sand it gives the appearance of stone masonry, a process called . . . — — Map (db m101504) HM|
|Home of the University of Montevallo, American Village and the Alabama Veterans Cemetery, Montevallo is located in the geographical center of Alabama at 33° 6’ 18” N 86° 51’ 46” W. In 1814, Jesse Wilson laid claim to “Wilson’s . . . — — Map (db m37178) HM|