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By Sandra Hughes, November 27, 2001
Fort Morgan
1 Alabama, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores — Fort Bowyer War of 1812
At, or near, this site, the United States, after seizing this point of land from the Spanish in 1813, built Fort Bowyer, a structure of wood and sand. A small garrison of men courageously fought to defend the fort against two British attacks, one . . . Map (db m187339) HM
2 Alabama, Baldwin County, Perdido — Perdido Vineyards
"Alabama's First Farm Winery Since Prohibition" A 50 acre Muscadine Grape Vineyard was established at this site in 1972 to produce grapes for Bartels Winery of Pensacola, Florida. In 1979, legislation sponsored by Rep. John M. McMillan . . . Map (db m122470) HM
3 Alabama, Baldwin County, Spanish Fort — Spanish FortAlabama
Historic Spot of the Deep SouthMap (db m100845) HM
4 Alabama, Barbour County, Eufaula — The Tree That Owns Itself
The Tree That Owns Itself Planned and Dedicated April 19, 1961 Replacing the Walker Oak Felled by Wind April 9, 1961 Original Deed Granted by City of Eufaula to the Post Oak Tree April 8, 1936 . . . Map (db m101286) HM
5 Alabama, Barbour County, Louisville — Fire Bell
Cast in 1889 to commemorate the Town of Louisville Fire Department, this fire bell was located on top of the well house near the ball field. The ringing of the bell alerted volunteers of a fire. This bell was re-installed and dedicated at . . . Map (db m190965) HM
6 Alabama, Blount County, Oneonta — Champion Mines
John Hanby came in 1817 and found a rich seam of brown iron ore. Named Champion in 1882 when Henry DeBardeleben and James Sloss bought land and brought L&N Railroad causing county seat to be moved from Blountsville to Oneonta in 1889. Most ore was . . . Map (db m28362) HM
7 Alabama, Bullock County, Midway — Confederate Memorial
Drill Ground of the Midway Guards 1860, later Company B 15th Alabama C.S.A. ordered to Richmond. Second Company 1861 assigned to Company C 45th Alabama C.S.A. ordered to Army of Tennessee. These and many later volunteers met the enemy in . . . Map (db m89636) HM
8 Alabama, Butler County, Greenville — Coleman-Crenshaw House
Dr. John Coleman, born June 6, 1788 in North Carolina, was one of Butler County's earliest pioneer settlers. He built the Coleman-Crenshaw House some time between 1817 and 1821. In June 1820 the first election for Sheriff and Constable, held in . . . Map (db m130052) HM
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9 Alabama, Calhoun County, Alexandria — The Tallasahatchie Battle Field
This stone marks the site of the Tallasahatchie Battle Field. On this spot Lieut. Gen. John Coffee with Gen. Andrew Jackson's men won a victory over the Creek Indians, Nov. 3, 1813.Map (db m36554) HM
10 Alabama, Calhoun County, Anniston — First Lot Sold
Site of first lot sold to the public in Anniston June 20, 1883 purchased by William H. WilliamsMap (db m217291) HM
11 Alabama, Calhoun County, Jacksonville — Downtown Jacksonville Historic District
Selected as a landmark contributing to a deeper understanding of our American Heritage. Entered on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior May 13, 1986 Centered around Jacksonville’s . . . Map (db m36479) HM
12 Alabama, Chambers County, LaFayette — Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service
Vines Funeral Home and Ambulance Service was established in 1952 and is representative of a mid-20th century rural African American funeral home. It is the only funeral home in Alabama still operating an ambulance service. The main building of . . . Map (db m151221) HM
13 Alabama, Cherokee County, Cedar Bluff — Gen. John B. Hood Headquarters
Gen. Hood, commanding the Dept. of Tennessee and Georgia for the Confederate Army, made his headquarters in this house on Oct. 19, 1864 on his retreat from Atlanta to Tennessee via Gadsden. His army numbered approximately 40,000 troops.Map (db m116615) HM
14 Alabama, Cherokee County, Centre — Cherokee County Historical Museum
In November 1958, Col. Robert E. Mann and a small group of interested residents organized the Cherokee County Historical Society in Cedar Bluff with a goal to initiate the preservation of the history of Cherokee County. Over the following years, the . . . Map (db m114745) HM
15 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Memorial Hall Flagpole
This ship's mast flagpole is an aluminum replica of the original wooden Soldiers' Home flagpole which stood in front of Memorial Hall (approximately 25 yards southwest of this spot). High above [Memorial Hall] towered a long and graceful . . . Map (db m129420) HM
16 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — The Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home1902 – 1939
This is the site of Alabama's only Confederate veterans' home. The Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home operated for 37 years as a haven for many of Alabama's destitute Confederate veterans and their wives or widows. Twenty two buildings once . . . Map (db m129359) HM
17 Alabama, Chilton County, Marbury — Water Tank
The Alabama Confederate Soldiers' Home was a self-sufficient operation. Constructed in 1904 by the State of Alabama, the reservoir and pumping stations were part of an intricate system which replaced hand dug wells as the main source of fresh water. . . . Map (db m130091) HM
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18 Alabama, Clarke County, Jackson — Jackson Prisoner of War Camp
Side 1 Just west of this spot, along Ocre Ave. on a 10-acre tract, was the site of a WWII prisoner of war camp. The camp was one of twenty such labor camps in Alabama. Hdqrs. for the camp was at Camp Shelby in Hattisburg, MS. The camp . . . Map (db m101593) HM
19 Alabama, Clarke County, Jackson — Upper Salt Works
The area from Stave Creek to Jackson Creek was one of sites for the making of salt during the years 1862-64. Furnaces of native stone were built and salt water from dug wells evaporated by boiling in large kettles. Amount of salt six hundred . . . Map (db m101607) HM
20 Alabama, Clarke County, Zimco — Clarke County Courthouse Site
Town of Clarkesville 1819-1832 Erected by Clarke County Historical Society-1976Map (db m203684) HM
21 Alabama, Colbert County, Sheffield — Village One
In 1918, during World War I, the U.S. Government built this unique village of 85 bungalows, school, and officers barracks to house personnel at nearby Nitrate Plant No. 1. Prefabricated and standard size materials were used in construction along . . . Map (db m88110) HM
22 Alabama, Colbert County, Tuscumbia — St. John's Episcopal Church
This congregation was organized in the 1830's, with services being held in private homes and the Methodist meeting house. The present building was first used in October 1852 and completed the following year. During the Civil War, Union troops . . . Map (db m28422) HM
23 Alabama, Conecuh County, Burnt Corn — Longmire Stagecoach Stop & First Post Office in Conecuh County
Garrett Longmire had an early trading center, tavern and stage stop near here. He served as the postmaster when his store became a post office in 1818, one of the earliest in what was then the Alabama Territory. The Burnt Corn Post Office served as . . . Map (db m81298) HM
24 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Behind the Big House
Two-story brick slave quarters like the one before you were not typical, but they could be found in wealthy towns like Cahaba. Stephen Barker built these brick quarters and a fine brick home for himself in 1861 on the northern edge of . . . Map (db m150865) HM
25 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Cahaba First State Capital1818-1826
This stone marks the site of Cahaba, selected November 21, 1818 as the first permanent capital of Alabama. The seat of goverment remaining here until removed to Tuscaloosa by the Legislature, January 1825. On December 13, 1819, it was fixed as . . . Map (db m22609) HM
26 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Cahaba's Changing Landscape
In 1818, Alabama's first governor carved the capital city of Cahawba out of the wilderness. In less than 50 years, Cahawba grew from a frontier capital full of log cabins to one of America's wealthiest communities, with some of the . . . Map (db m112690) HM
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27 Alabama, Dallas County, Cahaba — Captive Boys in Blue
In 1862 the Confederacy used one of Cahawba's brick cotton warehouses to temporarily house men captured at the Battle of Shiloh. In 1863, they officially converted the warehouse into a military prison. The inmates called it "Castle . . . Map (db m112528) HM
28 Alabama, DeKalb County, Fort Payne — Main Street Historic District
The Fort Payne Main Street Historic District developed between 1889 and the 1940s, because of the city's rapid growth during the hosiery mill industry boom. The increased population needed new commercial and governmental buildings, which were . . . Map (db m100028) HM
29 Alabama, DeKalb County, Fort Payne — Whittler's Corner
On this site during the mid 1900's stood what was known to locals as Whittler's Corner Folks would gather most any day to whittle, exchange gossip, talk politics, preach and most of all just pass time with friends. A large stump was where . . . Map (db m224650) HM
30 Alabama, Escambia County, Brewton — Burnt Corn Park Cistern(Water Tank)
Side 1 This tank was used to hold water for the City of Brewton Electric Light and Water Works Fire Protection System and was built circa early 1890's. This location was originally the Blacksher Miller Lumber Company, which became . . . Map (db m94172) HM
31 Alabama, Escambia County, Damascus — Damascus Travelers Well
Damascus Travelers Well (construction date unknown) was originally a public water well offering refreshment and rest for travelers and their animals passing through this area. The Damascus community also benefited from this well. Mr. and Mrs. N. W. . . . Map (db m130668) HM
32 Alabama, Etowah County, Attalla — First United Methodist Church Of Attalla
In 1851 twelve Methodists met in Newton (later Attalla) to plan a Methodist Episcopal Church. A crude log building on North Fifth Street served as the first church. In 1861 and again in 1882 the church relocated on Fifth to accommodate the growing . . . Map (db m83731) HM
33 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Dwight Mill Village
Dwight Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts selected this site in Alabama City for a cotton mill in 1894. The Mill and the village covering 240 acres was constructed under the direction of Howard Gardner Nichols. There were 160 . . . Map (db m18575) HM
34 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Etowah County, Alabama
Created by state legislature on December 1, 1868 from territory taken from Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, Blount, St. Clair and Calhoun Counties, having originally been formed December 7, 1866 as Baine County in honor of Confederate hero David W. . . . Map (db m83735) HM
35 Alabama, Etowah County, Gadsden — Gadsden, Alabama
Side A: In the early 1840’s, John S. Moragne, along with Gabriel and Joseph Hughes, began surveying for a city on the banks of the Coosa River near the settlement of Double Springs. The new city would be located on 120 acres of land at the . . . Map (db m39139) HM
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36 Alabama, Franklin County, Red Bay — Pride in Our Past, Faith in Our Future
Side A Red Bay is nestled in the northwest corner of the state in Franklin County. The oak trees, planted by the Garden Club in 1937, issue a Main Street welcome through the “tunnel of trees.” Originally inhabited by Chickasaw . . . Map (db m41133) HM
37 Alabama, Jackson County, Stevenson — Crow Town
Side A One of the Five Lower Towns established by the Chickamauga Cherokees in 1782 under the leadership of Dragging Canoe. Territorial Governor William Blount reported to the Secretary of War in 1792 that: “Crow Town lies on the north . . . Map (db m28473) HM
38 Alabama, Jackson County, Woodville — Decatur County1821~1825
Created by an Act of the Legislature on December 7, 1821, Decatur County was comprised of portions of Madison and Jackson Counties. "Old Woodville," two miles north along County Highway 7, was designated as the County Seat. An 1823-‘24 completed . . . Map (db m33314) HM
39 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Brock Drugs Building
The Brock building was established in 1915, located at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 18th Street North, was built while the area was residential. The three-story building housed a hotel upstairs that catered to professional musicians and . . . Map (db m26723) HM
40 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Concord CenterTime Capsule
To Be Opened March 1, 2022 Dedicated at the construction completion March 1, 2002 Project Team Owners - BLH Group, LLC Brookmont Investors II, LLC Spire Holdings, LLC Developer - Brookmont Realty Group, LLC General . . . Map (db m27010) HM
41 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Designing Vulcan Park
Vulcan Park isn’t just Vulcan’s home; it’s also a public park. The original project, funded by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) aimed for “general beautification of the entire acreage” to create” an ideal spot for untold . . . Map (db m69015) HM
42 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — East Lake Community
The Creek Indian Cession of 1814 opened this section of Alabama to settlement. At the time of statehood in 1819 many pioneer families had located here in what later became known as Jones Valley. By 1820 the area was called Ruhama Valley as a result . . . Map (db m26680) HM
43 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Five Points South
This neighborhood developed in the 1880s as one of Birmingham's first streetcar suburbs. It was the Town of Highlands from 1887 to 1893, when it became part of the City of Birmingham. The heart of the neighborhood was Five Points Circle, a major . . . Map (db m83829) HM
44 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Foot Soldier TributeRonald S. McDowell, Artist I.B.J.C.
This sculpture is dedicated to the Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement. With gallantry, courage and great bravery they faced the violence of attack dogs, high powered water hoses, and bombings. They were the fodder in the . . . Map (db m27394) HM
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45 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Redmont Park Historic District
Extending across the crest of Red Mountain, is the state’s second oldest garden-landscaped residential area. Developed from 1911 to 1935 by Robert Jemison, Jr., Hill Ferguson, and Henry Key Milner using landscape architects C. W. Leavitt of New York . . . Map (db m41129) HM
46 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Rickwood FieldOpening Day: August 18, 1910
Built by Birmingham industrialist A. H. “Rick” Woodward, Rickwood Field served as home to the Birmingham Barons and Birmingham Black Barons for most of the 20th century. Recognized as “America’s Oldest Baseball Park,” . . . Map (db m83837) HM
47 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Roebuck Springs Historic District
Roebuck Springs was the first large residential suburb in Birmingham where planning and development were tied to the automobile, and the first community in the city associated with a golf course development. The 1910 land plan was designed to . . . Map (db m26684) HM
48 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Sloss Furnaces
The crossing of railroads in 1872 adjacent to this site gave rise to the industrial city of Birmingham. In 1881 Alabama railroad magnate and entrepreneur James Withers Sloss, capitalizing on the unusual coincidence of coal, iron ore and limestone in . . . Map (db m23498) HM
49 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham — Wilson Chapel And Cemetery("The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood")
Wilson Chapel was built in 1916 as a memorial to James and Frances Wilson by their daughters, Rosa Wilson Eubanks and Minerva Wilson Constantine. At the time of its construction the area was developing into a community of country homes known as . . . Map (db m26681) HM
50 Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, Southside — Seaboard YardUniques Townhome Lofts
Seaboard Yard is a unique, award winning, mixed use, live-work project developed in 2005-2008 by Liz & Cory Mason John Lauriello, Bryan Holt and Julie Gieger. The historic 35 acre site was once the home of the Seaboard Railroad's Birmingham . . . Map (db m220598) HM
51 Alabama, Jefferson County, Homewood — “We Love Homewood”
Side A Located in Jefferson County in Shades Valley, Homewood came into existence with the combination of Edgewood, Rosedale, and Oak Grove. Hollywood, a fourth community, joined Homewood later. The City of Homewood was incorporated in 1926, . . . Map (db m37712) HM
52 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Monte D'OroA Historic Hoover Neighborhood
A neighborhood of 158 homes, Monte D'Oro was established July 23, 1964, which was prior to the incorporation of the City of Hoover. The neighborhood was build by developer William M. "Bill" Humphries. These homes were designed by architect and . . . Map (db m83253) HM
53 Alabama, Jefferson County, Hoover — Shades Crest Road Historical District
Indian, Wagon Trail, now Shades Crest Road, led to popular chalybeate springs. Summit, now Bluff Park, was a resort known for its view, cool air and healing mineral water. In 1899 school / church was built. In 1909 Bluff Park Hotel, built on land . . . Map (db m28517) HM
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54 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Elgin — Daniel WhiteSettled Here in 1818
Daniel White, native of North Carolina, purchased land here in 1818, a year before Alabama became a state. His home and stagecoach stop, "Wayside Inn" was a large two~ story log house located on the North side of the highway from this site. In 1834 . . . Map (db m29170) HM
55 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — "Mountain" Tom ClarkHanged September 4, 1872
The notorious outlaw gang leader who boasted that no one would ever run over Tom Clark lies buried near the center of Tennessee Street where now all who pass by do run over him. In 1872, Clark, who terrorized helpless citizens during the Civil War, . . . Map (db m80320) HM
56 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Cherry Street Historic District(early 20th Century)
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, this district contains 52 structures, most of which were built after 1900. Cherry Street was laid out in 1818 near the east boundary of Florence. Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Sigismund . . . Map (db m28406) HM
57 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Downtown Florence Historic District
From the time Florence was established in 1818, a slow but steady growth occurred. In the late 1880s the town's population increased by 500 percent as an industrial boom began. This area became the core of the business district. Most of the . . . Map (db m35177) HM
58 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley NortonCity of Florence Walk of Honor
Dr. E. B. Norton was a member of the U.S. Education Mission sent to Japan after World War II to advise Gen. McArthur on the complete reorganization of the Japanese School System, which is still in place today.Map (db m219325) HM
59 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Prehistoric Native Americans / Historic Native Americans(Circa 8,000 B.C. ~1500 A.D.) / (Circa 1550 A.D.~ 1816 A.D.)
Side A This area near the mouth of Cypress Creek was inhabited by Archaic People as early as 8,000 B.C. Their main food consisted of freshwater mollusks from the river. (These mussels were the origin of the name "Muscle Shoals.") The . . . Map (db m84044) HM
60 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Veterans Memorial Park
In the late 1960s, Point Park was developed by the City of Florence on this 82-acre site, leased from TVA, for outdoor recreation. It was the first multi-use sport complex in the State of Alabama. In the early 1970s, plans were developed for a . . . Map (db m74407) HM
61 Alabama, Lauderdale County, Florence — Walnut Street Historic District
Walnut Street began as a residential area in the national economic boom of the 1880s and 1890s and continued its development through the 1920s. Industries and businesses grew in Florence, the population of the city increased, and business and . . . Map (db m84158) HM
62 Alabama, Lawrence County, Oakville — Historic Indians
Five Historic Indian tribes lived in this area. By 1701, The Yuchi were living at the shoals on the Tennessee River. In early 1700s the Yuchi left, some moving to the Cherokee Nation on the Hiwassee River, TN and others to Chattahoochee River, GA. . . . Map (db m36040) HM
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63 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — The Bottle
Built in 1924 and billed as "the world's largest bottle", The Bottle (also know as the "Twist Inn") was built by John F. Williams, owner of the Nehi Bottling Company in Opelika, Alabama. A wooden replica of a bright orange Nehi soda bottle, it stood . . . Map (db m85167) HM
64 Alabama, Lee County, Auburn — Toomers Corner And The Bank Of Auburn Reported missing
This famous intersection, now known as Toomers Corner was named for businessman and State Senator Sheldon Toomer who founded the Bank of Auburn here in 1907. He served 45 years as bank President and 25 years on the Auburn City Council. Toomers . . . Map (db m183930) HM
65 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site — Anticipation
During World War II a guard house stood just outside the brick entrance gates to Moton Field. The framed structure closest to you is a representation of the guard house. The historic entrance gates are just beyond. How excited the young cadets must . . . Map (db m99927) HM
66 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — Historic Quadrangle — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
When school is in session, the broad expanse in front of you—the university's main quadrangle—buzzes with activity just as it did in the early 1900s, but life was much more regimented then. Students received demerits if they did not obey . . . Map (db m101920) HM
67 Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee Institute — The Burnt Place — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —
At the time we occupied the place there were standing upon it a cabin, formerly used as the dining room, an old kitchen, a stable, and an old hen-house. Within a few weeks we had all of these structures in use.   —Booker T. . . . Map (db m101916) HM
68 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Alabama’s Constitution And Statehood
Before statehood, the Alabama Territory had only limited rights of self government. Between July 5 and August 2, 1819, forty-four delegates from across the Territory convened in Huntsville to draft a constitution for statehood. Lawyers, merchants, . . . Map (db m26592) HM
69 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Huntsville
City was scene of these "firsts" in Alabama: 1811 first town incorporated 1812 first Masonic Lodge chartered 1816 first bank incorporated 1819 first state constitution drafted 1819 first Governor inaugurated 1819 first session of . . . Map (db m27843) HM
70 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville — Old Town Historic District
Designated by the City of Huntsville, Alabama on December 12, 1974 as a Huntsville historic district, it contains houses dating from 1828 onward with the majority dating from 1880 to 1929. Approximate boundaries: East Clinton Avenue north to . . . Map (db m30381) HM
71 Alabama, Madison County, Huntsville, Five Points — Huntsville MeridianLongitude 86° 34' 16" W
Major Thomas Freeman, Surveyor, U.S. Government Land Office, established the line known as the Huntsville Meridian in 1807 which is the reference for all property surveyed in North Alabama.Map (db m235544) HM
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72 Alabama, Madison County, Madison — City of Madison Reported missing
Establish in 1856 as a shipping station on the Memphis and Charleston R.R., the town was platted on land owned by James Clemens and incorporated by vote of its citizens in 1869. First officials included William R. Johnston, mayor, and five . . . Map (db m61625) HM
73 Alabama, Madison County, New Market — Buckhorn Tavern / Buckhorn Tavern Skirmish
Buckhorn Tavern Located in Section 18, Township 2, Range 2 East, this site was an early wayside stop for pioneer settlers as they traveled the road from Winchester, Tennessee into Madison County. The tavern predates the creation of the . . . Map (db m155018) HM
74 Alabama, Madison County, Riverton — Site of Bell FactoryMile and one-half southeast on Flint River — -> —
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75 Alabama, Marengo County, Demopolis — The Demopolis Theater District
Side A Establishing a history of theaters in this district, the Braswell Theater introduced its ornate interior to Demopolis on October 23, 1902, with a performance of the melodrama Unorna. Built by Frederick Henry Braswell in . . . Map (db m85845) HM
76 Alabama, Marion County, Hamilton — Toll Gate
Side 1 {Map of Early Toll Gate Area Hamilton, Alabama County Seat Location} Captain Albert J. Hamilton, Judge Terrell's son-in-law, petitioned the Alabama legislature for a new county seat election. Toll Gate won the . . . Map (db m96793) HM
77 Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville — Carter Hardware1910 - 1940
John H. Carter Sr., along with his brothers Sam and W.H., operated a hardware store here for thirty years. They had the present brick building constructed and opened for business in November of 1910. It continued in operation until 1940. John . . . Map (db m235555) HM
78 Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville — Courthouse Well
In 1883 the Marshall County Commissioners hired Nathan Horton, one of the town's black citizens, to dig a public well in the courthouse yard. The resulting eighty-foot-deep five-foot diameter well is directly under this replica of a 19th century . . . Map (db m235563) HM
79 Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville — History of Guntersville
(Side A) This area's proximity to the Tennessee River and Indian trails made it a crossroads for early habitation, settlement, and trade. Archaeological studies reveal it was first inhabited about 12,000 years ago by Paleo-Indians. They . . . Map (db m33305) HM
80 Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville — Site of Early Movie House and Congressman's Law Office
Guntersville's second theatre, the Bonita, opened here in the fall of 1914 with live vaudeville acts and silent movies. The theatre's name was changed to the Cosmo in 1923, and in 1928 it moved across the street and became the Palace Theatre. . . . Map (db m235556) HM
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81 Alabama, Mobile County, Dauphin Island — Dauphin Island
Incorporated in 1988, Dauphin Island is recognized as the "Sunset Capital of Alabama." Having served as the capital of the Louisiana Territory in the early 1700's, this unique barrier island has a rich history. Today Dauphin Island is admired . . . Map (db m226724) HM
82 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 5 — Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church — Dora Franklin Finley African-American Heritage Trail —
This congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves who worshipped in their masters' church, a Methodist congregation. They were required to move to a small house provided for them. Their perseverance and faith held them together through . . . Map (db m86573) HM
83 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 17 — Dunbar/Central High School
Dunbar School was built on this site in 1924. Dr. W.A. Caldwell was its first principal. In 1947, the Old Medical College on St. Anthony Street was remodeled and became Central High School. Dr. Benjamin Baker was named principal. In 1955, the . . . Map (db m111386) HM
84 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 25 — Johnson and Allen Mortuary
The funeral home was purchased in 1906 by Clarence Allen and Edgar Harney. They buried people of all races. Harney died in 1911, and A.N. Johnson became a partner. Johnson and Allen is the oldest African-American funeral home in Alabama that has . . . Map (db m111301) HM
85 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile's First Jail
Here within Fort Charlotte was Mobile's first jail.Map (db m86436) HM
86 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Mobile's First Mardi Gras Parade
On Shrove Tuesday, February 25, 1868, the Order of Myths gathered at this intersection shortly after 8 p.m. and began its first parade. The procession traveled west on Government, north on Warren east on Dauphin, north on Joachim west on State, . . . Map (db m100842) HM
87 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — Portier HouseCirca 1833
Title to this land, part of a Spanish grant and formerly a burial ground, was clarified by the American State Papers in 1828. Michael Portier, Mobile's first Bishop, made this his home from 1834 until his death in 1859. Four subsequent bishops of . . . Map (db m86344) HM
88 Alabama, Mobile County, Mobile — 35 — St. Louis Street Missionary Baptist Church
The church was organized in 1853 by ten African-Americans who were former members of Stone Street Baptist Church. It is the second oldest Missionary Baptist Church in Alabama. The first three pastors were Caucasian; however, following passage of the . . . Map (db m86578) HM
89 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Camp Sheridan
From Division Headquarters, located at this point from August 1917 to May 1918, was directed the training of the Thirty Seventh Division, National Guard Troops of Ohio, for Service in the World War. The Relief map below indicates the locations . . . Map (db m38899) HM
90 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Court Square Fountain1885
Placed by the City over Artesian Basin and crowned by Hebe, Goddess of Youth and Cup-bearer to the Gods. Fountain was cast by J.L. Mott Iron Works of New York. Restored by Robinson Iron of Alexander City in 1984 during the administration of Mayor . . . Map (db m36501) HM
91 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — High Red Bluff(Chunnanugga Chatty in Creek Indian Language)
Also called Hostile Bluff or Thirteen Mile Bluff, this spot located in a deep bend of the Alabama River was once the key to the Southeast and a strategic point in Colonial days. The first steamboat, the Harriet, arrived at this point in 1821, and . . . Map (db m86120) HM
92 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery — Janney Foundry Co.1844     1928
Munitions of war furnished by this foundry to the Confederate States of America 1861 — 1865Map (db m101746) HM
93 Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery, Cottage Hill — 8 — The Five Points Area: A Unique Blend of Communities in 1965Five Points — Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail —
Located at the hilltop overlooking Downtown Montgomery, Five Points is an intersection of history and humanity. Here the historic black communities of West Montgomery meet the Cottage Hill neighborhood featuring Montgomery's most preserved . . . Map (db m91734) HM
94 Alabama, Montgomery County, Waugh — Lucas TavernCirca 1818
Stood 2800 feet north of this point, just west of Line Creek on the Federal Road. Moved to Montgomery in 1978 to serve as the Visitor and Information Center for the Old North Hull Historic District, it is the oldest remaining building in Montgomery . . . Map (db m60906) HM
95 Alabama, Morgan County, Decatur — Ingalls Shipyard
Ingalls Iron Works was established in 1910, by Robert Ingalls, in Titusville Alabama. It became the largest steel company in the region. Looking for new opportunities for the steel his company fabricated, Ingalls opened Ingalls Shipyard in 1937 to . . . Map (db m86507)
96 Alabama, Morgan County, Hartselle — City of Hartselle, Alabama / Hartselle Facts
City of Hartselle Hartselle, named after early pioneer George Hartsell (with no "e") rose from modest beginnings to an important position in the growing economy of Morgan County. Founded in 1870, the town owes its existence to the construction . . . Map (db m37205) HM
97 Alabama, Randolph County, Wedowee — Randolph County
Created December 18, 1832, from Creek Indian Cession and named for U.S. Senator John Randolph of Virginia. Wedowee, the county seat, is named for the chief of a Creek Indian village which once occupied this site. First court was held near . . . Map (db m235568) HM
98 Alabama, Russell County, Fort Mitchell — The Creek Nation / The Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center
The Creek Nation The Creek Nation was a loose confederacy of independent towns that ranks among the most sophisticated and powerful native political organizations in North American history. Largely speakers of the Muskogee dialect, the . . . Map (db m101284) HM
99 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — University Of Montevallo National Historic District
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
100 Alabama, Shelby County, Montevallo — Welcome To Historic Montevallo
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

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