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By R. C., November 28, 2006
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Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Autauga County World War II Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of Autauga County who served their country during WWII — Map (db m70817) WM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Pratt Gin Factory — 1 mile
Once the world's largest plant manufacturing cotton gins. Founded 1833 by Daniel Pratt, the greatest industrialist of Alabama prior to 1860. Pratt's many industries were of great aid to Confederacy during Northern blockade. — Map (db m70799) HM
Alabama (Autauga County), Prattville — Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Saint Mark's was organized in 1859 as a mission of the Diocese of Alabama. Services were first held at the Presbyterian Church and in the old Court House. In December 1876, the congregation purchased an old wooden frame chapel from the Methodists . . . — Map (db m70801) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Bay Minette — Baldwin County Eternal Flame Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Glory of God and in Honor of the Veterans of all Wars — Map (db m100865) WM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Confederate Drive
Named in honor of the 1,810 Men in Gray who defended the eastern approaches to Mobile in the battle of Spanish Fort March 26 ~ April 8-9, 1865. Here Brig. Gen. R. L. Gibson, C.S.A. engaged “…more than 20,000” enemy troops in the last . . . — Map (db m100878) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibson’s Brigade
Side 1 Capt. Cuthbert Slocomb of the 5th Company, Washington Artillery of New Orleans, commanded Redoubt No. 3, also known as Battery Blair, consisted of one 8-inch Columbiad, two 12-pound Napoleons, one 3-inch ordinance rifle, and . . . — Map (db m100871) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Spanish Fort — Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade
Side 1 Redoubt No. 4 was part of the Confederate line known as Red Fort. Capt. John Phillip’s Tennessee Light Artillery manned the redoubt until they were relieved on April 4, 1865 by Garrity's Alabama Light Artillery. Lt. Henry . . . — Map (db m100866) HM
Alabama (Baldwin County), Tensaw — Fort Mims— 500 yards →
Here in Creek Indian War 1813-14 took place most brutal massacre in American history. Indians took fort with heavy loss, then killed all but about 36 of some 550 in the fort. Creeks had been armed by British at Pensacola in this phase . . . — Map (db m86293) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Batesville — Fort Browder/15th Alabama Infantry
side 1 Fort Browder Approximately one mile south-southwest of here stood Fort Browder, a small wooden fortification built in 1836 for protection in the last war with the Creek Indians and named for Isham Browder, a prominent . . . — Map (db m60895) HM
Alabama (Barbour County), Eufaula — First Baptist Church of Eufaula
Irwinton Baptist Church was constituted on June 24, 1837. The name of the town changed to Eufaula in 1843, and consequently the name of the church became Eufaula Baptist Church. The church assumed its third name in 1869 when it was changed to First . . . — Map (db m46237) HM
Alabama (Butler County), Greenville — Butler CountyA County Older Than The State
Side 1 Created in 1819 by Act of Alabama Territorial Legislature from lands ceded by the Creek Indian Nation by the Treaty of Fort Jackson, 1814. Named for Captain William Butler, soldier of Creek Indian War, 1813-14, early settler . . . — Map (db m70755) HM
Alabama (Butler County), Greenville — Confederate Park/Greenville City Hall-Site of Public School
Side 1 Confederate Park Confederate Park was created in 1897 as a joint effort of the Father Ryan Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the City of Greenville, with First United Methodist Church providing the Park . . . — Map (db m70749) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), Lanett — Bluffton-Lanett, Alabama
Side 1 Known as Bluffton from about 1835-1893. Bluffton was incorporated in 1865. Name changed to Lanett, town of Lanett incorporated 1893. Its charter was approved in 1895. Early records mention academies, two near this site. The . . . — Map (db m92061) HM
Alabama (Chambers County), Valley — Langdale Veterans Memorial
In Honor of All Langdale Veterans World War II To those who gave the ultimate sacrifice — Map (db m71654) WM
Alabama (Clarke County), Suggsville — Fort Madison-Creek War 1812-13
This marks the site of pioneer stockade commanded by Captains Sam Dale and Evan Austill. Choctaw Chieftain Pushmattaha often here. Expedition terminating in noted Canoe Fight on Alabama River immediately east of this site, was . . . — Map (db m101566) HM
Alabama (Clarke County), Thomasville — Williams’ Temple CME Church
Side 1 Founded by the CME (Christian Methodist Episcopal) Church as the only school for black students in the area in the early 1900’s, Williams’ Temple eventually consolidated with another school in Booker City to form Miles College . . . — Map (db m101596) HM
Alabama (Clarke County), Winn — Fort Landrum Site
Built around the home of John Landrum Used during the Creek War of 1813 First Clarke County Court met here in 1813 Succeeding courts were held here until 1819 — Map (db m101584) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Midway — Midway
Midway was one of the first settlements established in Conecuh County along the Post Road which later became the Old Federal Road. Long serving as a hub for Indian trails branching out to the north, northeast and northwest, the Midway town site once . . . — Map (db m81277) HM
Alabama (Conecuh County), Repton — Old Federal Road
Duncan MacMillan’s stage stop was located near here. According to traveler James Stuart in 1830, he (Duncan) “did not taste fermented liquor” and “thought coffee was the best stimulant.” Mr. McMillan came from Scotland and . . . — Map (db m81278) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Lieutenant John Tillman MelvinUnited States Navy R.F.
Erected by the Citizens of Selma to Commemorate the Heroism of Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin United States Navy, R.F. Born Selma, Alabama Oct. 16, 1887 Among the first to volunteer and the first American Naval officer killed in action . . . — Map (db m37660) HM
Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — VII In. Brooke Rifle# S-5
Cast Aug 24, 1863 in Selma at the Confederate Naval Gun Foundry under direction of Commander Catesby ap R. Jones. Was the first gun shipped from the Selma Foundry. Served as stern pivot gun on the Selma-built ironclad ram CSS . . . — Map (db m37678) HM
Alabama (Elmore County), Wetumpka — World War II Memorial
. . . — Map (db m70568) WM
Alabama (Henry County), Abbeville — Henry County Training SchoolEstablished 1914
Founded by Laura L. Ward. Building designed and constructed by Jim McCauley on land given by Glass Maybin. Classes began Sept., 1917. Principals who served school were: J. H. Jackson, W. R. Rosser, Felix Blackwood, Sr., and William B. Ward, Sr. . . . — Map (db m71809) HM
Alabama (Henry County), Headland — Headland World War I Monument
South side To those who made the supreme sacrifice 1917 - World War - 1918 — Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away North side Erected by Headland Chapter, U.D.C. To the soldiers of the Confederacy . . . — Map (db m71871) WM
Alabama (Henry County), Headland — Head's Land Yielded Fruits of Success
Begun on 160 acres of land owned by Dr. Joshua Head, "Head's Land," or Headland, was established in 1871, incorporated as a town in 1884 and a city in 1893. The land itself yielded the city's first industry. Due to the abundance of pine trees, . . . — Map (db m71816) HM
Alabama (Henry County), Screamer — Indian Treaty Boundary Line
The Treaty of Fort Jackson on August 9, 1814 by Major General Andrew Jackson on behalf of the President of the United States of America and the Chiefs, Deputies and Warriors of the Creek Indian Nation, established a boundary line between the . . . — Map (db m71838) HM
Alabama (Houston County), Columbia — Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Side 1 History suggests that, in the early 1820's, circuit riding preachers from the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church arrived in the newly settled town of Columbia. Assigned to the Early County Mission in . . . — Map (db m73363) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Auburn 1865~Present / The "Loveliest Village"
Side 1 Auburn 1865~Present Only one house was built in the village in the decade after the Civil War, and though the state took over the bankrupt college in 1872, the institution received no state appropriation until 1883. . . . — Map (db m79947) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Desegregation at Auburn
The first African American student entered the library to register at Auburn University at this site. Acting on a court order, Auburn president Ralph Brown Draughon accepted the application of Harold Franklin as the first African American student in . . . — Map (db m90861) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Pine Hill Cemetery
(Side 1) Pine Hill was established in 1837 and is the oldest cemetery in Auburn. Judge John J. Harper, Auburn's founder, donated almost six acres to the new town to be used as a community burying ground for white settlers and their . . . — Map (db m74474) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Auburn — Wittel Dormitory
Wittel Dormitory has long been admired as one of Auburn’s most significant examples of classic nineteenth-century design. Built in the early 1900’s by Samuel S. Wittel to house professional women, it also served as a home for three generations of . . . — Map (db m66725) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Lebanon Methodist Meeting House
Here in 1837 was Lebanon A Methodist meeting house around which grew up Opelika — Map (db m75149) HM
Alabama (Lee County), Opelika — Shady Grove Christian Church
Organized November 15, 1846, as the Church of Christ at Shady Grove, under the New Covenant of 2nd Corinthians, 3rd chapter, agreeing to believe all the New Testament teaches, and to obey all its injunctions to the best of their capacity and submit . . . — Map (db m85338) HM
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — Hayneville
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
Alabama (Lowndes County), Hayneville — The Soldier Dead of Lowndes1861 - 1865
(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
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
Alabama (Macon County), Shorter — Shorter, AlabamaA New Town in an Older Community
Shorter was originally called Cross Keys for the birthplace in South Carolina of an early settler, J.H. Howard. It was later named Shorter for former Alabama Governor John Gill Shorter. The town embodies the memories of the proud Creek Indian . . . — Map (db m85463) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee — The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital
The Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital (VA), established in 1923, is significant as the first VA hospital in the nation to be administered by an all African American medical staff. After WWI, African American veterans found it difficult . . . — Map (db m101900) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Huntington Hall1900
Built as a girls dormitory with funds donated by the widow of Collis P. Huntington, philanthropist, and president of the C & O (Chesapeake & Ohio) Railroad. Huntington Hall was designed by architect, Robert R. Taylor, the first African American . . . — Map (db m101907) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Lifting the Veil of Ignorance
In this sculpture by Charles Keck, Booker T. Washington lifts the veil of ignorance from the face of a former slave. The open book, plow, and anvil symbolize Washington's guiding principles of opening the path to education through agriculture and . . . — Map (db m99942) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Site of Olivia Davidson HallMen's Dormitory
Site of Olivia Davidson Hall Men's Dormitory 1886 – 1954 Originally Samuel Armstrong Hall 1886 - 1892 — Map (db m101914) HM
Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — Up From Slavery — Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site
I determined when quite a small child . . . I would in some way get enough education to enable me to read common books and newspapers. —Booker T. Washington, Up From Slavery Booker T. Washington changed the . . . — Map (db m101932) HM
Alabama (Marion County), Hamilton — Confederate Veterans Bicentennial MemorialHamilton - Marion County, Alabama
In Memory of Re-Union 6th and 7th August 1904 Managers: Probate Judge Wm. R. White and Hon. Mack Pearce Guest Speakers Ex-rept. Wm. C. Davis, Hamilton - later Lieut. Gov. Ala. Ex-Rept. Wm. W. Brandon, Tuscaloosa - later Governor, Ala. . . . — Map (db m80883) HM WM
Alabama (Marion County), Hamilton — History of Marion Territory and Marion County Courts
Side 1 February 13, 1818 — Gin Port - west of Amory, MS on Tombigbee River December 16, 1819 — Henry Grier House, near Columbus, MS - first designated courthouse Late 1820-1822 — Military Ford Court - under . . . — Map (db m96791) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Dr. H. Roger Williams(1869-1929)
Dr. Williams opened one of the early African-American drugstores- Live and Let Live on this site in 1901. Born on a sugar plantation in Louisiana, he graduated from Meharry Medical School in 1900 and was the second black physician to practice . . . — Map (db m86393) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Government Street Presbyterian Church
Founded, with 21 members, in 1831, by Rev. John B. Warren. This sanctuary erected 1834. Designated by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior as one of America's historic buildings. Presby-terian mother church for Southern Alabama. — Map (db m86494) HM
Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Richards D.A.R. House Museum — 1860
One of the premier antebellum structures in the city, the house was built by Charles Richards, a riverboat captain originally from Maine. The building is considered to have Mobile's finest cast iron, featuring figures in a garden setting and . . . — Map (db m86511) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — "That Others May Live"
Front Dedicated to Air and Maintenance Crews who flew and maintained the H-43 and the ones who made the supreme sacrifice "That Others May Live" And never let us take lightly the freedom for which they . . . — Map (db m95537) HM WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Dennis M. Richardson
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Dennis M. Richardson The President of the United Sates of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, United States Code, awards the Air Force . . . — Map (db m95512) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to John A. Chapman Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of . . . — Map (db m95473) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base — Award of Air Force Cross to Nacey Kent Jr
Citation to Accompany the Award of The Air Force Cross to Nacey Kent Jr Sergeant Nacey Kent Jr, distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an opposing armed . . . — Map (db m95498) WM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — A Nation Divided / Cradle of the Confederacy
The Alabama State Capitol served as the symbol and meeting place for the government of the newly formed Confederate States of America for 4 months in early 1861. Growing controversy over slavery and states' rights, climaxed by Abraham Lincoln's . . . — Map (db m36507) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Alabama State Capitol
Has been desiginated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m74156) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Birth of Montgomery Bus BoycottBoycott planned & publicized here at ASU's Councill Hall
Side 1 On Dec. 1, 1955, at Alabama State College (now Alabama State University) in a basement room in Councill Hall, the Montgomery Bus Boycott was planned and publicized after the arrest that day of Rosa Parks, who refused to give up . . . — Map (db m91279) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Civil War Laurel Oak Tree
This Laurel Oak Tree from Battle Fields of Virginia, 1861-65 Planted by Gov. Thomas G. Jones 1893 — Map (db m94932) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Janney Foundry Co.1844     1928
Munitions of war furnished by this foundry to the Confederate States of America 1861 — 1865 — Map (db m101746) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal AME Zion Church
Side 1 Located in the heart of one of Montgomery's historic African-American neighborhoods. Mount Zion A.M.E. Zion Church was constructed in 1899 and heavily remodeled in 1921. It served as a significant center for religious, political, and . . . — Map (db m86411) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Teague Road
This 2.8-mile road connecting U.S. highways 331 and 31 first appeared on Montgomery County road maps in 1928. Land for the road was deeded to Montgomery County in September 1926 by local landowners from the Teague, Bellingrath and Matthews families. . . . — Map (db m70932) HM
Alabama (Montgomery County), Pintlala — The Federal Road / Manac's Tavern
Side 1 The Federal Road The 1803 Louisiana Purchase acquired 828,000 sq. mi. for the U.S., doubling its size. The Federal Road was built to provide a shorter route from Washington to New Orleans and the new territory. The Treaty . . . — Map (db m71535) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Marion — Nicola Marschall1829 - 1917
In honor of Nicola Marschall 1829 - 1917 Who designed at Marion Ala. The “Stars And Bars” First official flag adopted by “The Confederate States of America,” at Montgomery Ala., March 4, 1861; then . . . — Map (db m70100) HM
Alabama (Perry County), Uniontown — Church of the Holy Cross
Side 1: May 1844 - Episcopalians in Uniontown and Marengo County united to form Union Parish. The parish was admitted to the Diocese of Alabama on May 2, 1845. After the donation of this site in 1847, ladies of the congregation diligently . . . — Map (db m70065) HM
Alabama (Pickens County), Aliceville — Aliceville First Baptist Church
Aliceville First Baptist was founded in 1823 as the Enon Baptist Church. The original church site was located in the Garden Community west of Aliceville. In 1904, the membership made the decision to move their congregation to the newly established . . . — Map (db m37525) HM
Alabama (Pike County), Orion — Orion Institute
Founded 1848 by legislative act and donations of citizens. Excellent instruction made it only school of kind for youth in area. Later used as public school until 1929 school consolidation. Orion settled about 1815, by 1830 saw arrival of . . . — Map (db m71791) HM
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
Alabama (Russell County), Phenix City — Coweta: Center for International Diplomacy — Creek Heritage Trail
Coweta served as a critical place of interaction between Creeks and Europeans throughout the colonial era. Situated at the intersection of regional trading routes and the claims of expanding Spanish, English and French colonial empires, it became . . . — Map (db m101334) HM
Alabama (Russell County), Seale — John Bacon McDonald
(obverse) Near here is the site of the plantation of John Bacon McDonald who was born February 8, 1859. He entered the United States Military Academy on June 14, 1876, after finishing the tutelage of Colonel John M. Brannon of Seale and . . . — Map (db m69408) HM
Alabama (Shelby County), Wilsonville — Wilsonville Cemetery
This cemetery has been an important resting place for loved ones since the early 1800s. A Dutchman named Avehard is believed to be the first person buried here. The earliest marked grave dates to 1854. Sharecroppers, former slaves, educators, . . . — Map (db m37225) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Demopolis — The Rooster Bridge
Side A In 1919 a rooster sale organized by Frank Derby raised money to begin construction of a bridge over the Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry. This was the last link in the completion of the Dixie Overland Highway between Savannah and San . . . — Map (db m38074) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Emelle — Town of Emelle, AlabamaA One of a Kind Community
This community honors Emelle Dial, whose father Joseph Dial gave land to the Alabama, Tennessee and Northern Railroad with the provision that the station be named for his daughter. The daughter is said to have been named for her two aunts, Emma and . . . — Map (db m92660) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), Livingston — Livingston, Alabama / Livingston's Bored Well
Side 1 Livingston, Alabama Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek on September 27, 1830, this site belonged to the Choctaw Nation. Early settlers to the area came from the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, and . . . — Map (db m92665) HM
Alabama (Sumter County), York — History of York / The Coleman Center
History of York Legend has it that York began at a blacksmith shop called Old Anvil, located at a crossroads a few miles northwest of the present city. Circa 1833, early settlers of a site located east of modern-day York on the old . . . — Map (db m89719) HM
Alabama (Wilcox County), Camden — Lieutenant Joseph Morgan Wilcox
Joseph Morgan Wilcox was born on March 15, 1790 in Killingsworth, Middlesex County, Connecticut. He was the son of Revolutionary War officer, Joseph Wilcox and Phoebe Morgan. On June 15, 1808, Cadet Wilcox entered the U.S. Military Academy where he . . . — Map (db m68159) HM
Alabama (Wilcox County), Camden — Veterans Monument
A Monument Committee, consisting of Susan Baggett, Chairman; Gladys Mason, Clara Blackmon, Jane Shelton Dale, Tommy McNeece, Bill Albritton and Mayor Henrietta Blackmon, was established on February 12, 2004. Their plan was to build a monument to . . . — Map (db m68158) HM WM
Arkansas (Chicot County), Lake Village — Chicot County Confederate MonumentCSA — 1861 - 1865
Front (West side) "To the Confederate soldiers of Chicot County, the record of whose sublime self sacrifice and undying devotion is the proud heritage of a loyal posterity." Rear (East side)   We care not . . . — Map (db m90255) WM
Arkansas (Crawford County), Van Buren — Crawford County Vietnam Memorial
Remember those who served and those who died Killed in Action Maj. Walter Hugh Moon Capt. Jimmy Cartwright LCpl. Roger Dale Cecil LCpl. Billy Dale Livingston SSgt. Samuel Ray Nixon PFC. Jewel Lee Rainwater GMG1 Arthur C. . . . — Map (db m100703) WM
Arkansas (Prairie County), DeValls Bluff — 41 — Memphis and Little Rock Railroad
The Memphis and Little Rock Railroad was the first railroad to run in Arkansas. It was chartered in 1853, but when the Civil War began, only two sections were complete. One, running from DeValls Bluff to north of Little Rock, was finished in January . . . — Map (db m96454) HM
Colorado (Arapahoe County), Littleton — A Memorial to the Pioneers
A Memorial to the pioneers of the Upper Platte Valley who began settlement here in 1859 — Map (db m96186) HM
Colorado (Denver County), Denver — The House of Mirrors1942 Market Street
This building was constructed by madam Jennie Rogers in 1889 and became the classiest bordello in the Rocky Mountain West. Another famous pleasure queen, Mattie Silks, operated the business from 1911 until it was closed by federal edict in . . . — Map (db m96236) HM
Colorado (Garfield County), Parachute — The Robbery - The GetawayParachute Colorado
The Robbery On June 7, 1904, an outlaw named Harvey Logan attempted one of the west's last train robberies near here. Also known as Kid Curry, Logan was a member of Butch Cassidy's notorious "Hole in the Wall" gang. When the westbound . . . — Map (db m67922) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Viet-Nam War MemorialJuly 4,1965     March 28,1973
Marker Front:Dedicated to those who gave the supreme sacrifice Benjamin J. Belarde, USA • Gary V. Orsland, USMC • Roger A. Blatnick • Isamel B. Armanda, USMC • Peter V. Metas, USA • Bennie Romero, USA • Felidephio B. Gomez, USMC • Anthony . . . — Map (db m62861) WM
Colorado (Pueblo County), Pueblo — 44 — Jacob Fowler's Lookout - Fountain City
This tablet is the Property of the State of Colorado —— The hill one block east is Jacob Fowler's Lookout. Later called Sugar Loaf Hill. Near it in a log house Fowler and his trappers . . . — Map (db m96053) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Cantonment — Vacaria Baja
Home and ranch of Don Manuel Gonzalez was one-half mile east. Consisted of 1600 arpents conceded by Spanish Governor, Jose Mascot, Dec. 22, 1817. On route of Andrew Jackson 1814, 1818 and in 1821, when General and Mrs. Jackson spent three . . . — Map (db m72234) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola — P.K. Yonge
At age nine, in 1859, Philip Keys Yonge moved to Pensacola with his family from Marianna, Florida. The Yonge family came to Florida from England during the British Colonial Period. He began a career in the lumber business in 1876 at the Muscogee . . . — Map (db m80040) HM
Florida (Escambia County), Pensacola Beach — Swatting Mosquitoes — Fort Pickens
Isolation and boredom, snakes and biting flies—many of the soldiers stationed at Fort Pickens in the 1800s and 1900s felt they had been sent to the end of the Earth and forgotten. They spent hours on end in the sweltering sun standing watch, . . . — Map (db m80122) HM
Florida (Gadsden County), Quincy — F-630 — Pat Munroe House
Mark Welch, "Mr. Pat Munroe" built the Pat Munroe House for his first wife, Edith Adelaide Walker, in 1893. The couple had 10 children before her death in 1896. Mr. Pat later married Mary Frances Gray in 1912. Eight children were born from this . . . — Map (db m79622) HM
Florida (Jackson County), Marianna — The Russ House
Built in 1895 by Joseph W. Russ, Jr., a prominent landowner and merchant. Neoclassical alterations were made in 1910, by his wife, Bettie Philips Russ. Their only child, Frances Russ Dickerson, lived here for most of her 89 years. Five generations . . . — Map (db m74211) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-444 — Dale Mabry Field
In October 1940, hundreds of laborers began clearing swampland for temporary quarters for Dale Mabry Army Air Base, named in honor of a young Tallahassee dirigible pilot who died in 1922 after serving in World War I. In 1941, America entered World . . . — Map (db m79561) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-395 — De Soto Winter Encampment Site 1539~1540
In 1539, a Spanish expeditionary force led by Hernando De Soto landed in the Tampa Bay area. Nearly 600 heavily armed adventurers traveled more than 4000 miles from Florida to Mexico intending to explore and control the Southeast of North America. . . . — Map (db m79522) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-698 — Leon High School
The first Leon Academy opened in 1827, three years after Tallahassee's founding, and operated until the mid-1840s. In 1869, the Leon County Board of Public Instruction established separate schools for whites and blacks. In 1871, the county opened . . . — Map (db m79541) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-769 — The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971)
The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911 . . . — Map (db m79623) HM
Florida (Leon County), Tallahassee — F-769 — The Florida A&M University Hospital (1911-1971)
The first healthcare facility in Florida for African-Americans was the Florida A&M College (FAMC) Hospital, known as the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Hospital after 1953. The school's original two-story, 19-bed wooden sanitarium was built in 1911 . . . — Map (db m79624) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Crestview — Crestview Lodge #364 F&AM PHA
Chartered 1904, Augusta G. Conyers, WM Went inactive in 1942-43, Will Lewis, WM Reactivated October 1944, K.L. Popleon, WM Renamed J.R.L. Conyers Lodge #364, 1980 James R.L. Conyers, WM — Map (db m78705) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — AC-130H Spectre"Wicked Wanda"
Project Pave Spectre began in 1971 to support combat operations in Southeast Asia. Eleven C-130Es were converted to AC-130Es and modified with 7.62mm, 20mm and 40mm guns, Infared and Low Light Level Television sensors, "Black Crow" detection set, . . . — Map (db m99912) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — AT-28D Trojan
First strike aircraft assigned to Special Operations Project "Jungle Jim". First special operations aircraft to fly combat in Southeast Asia. This aircraft memorial is dedicated to pilots of the United States and over 18 allied nations . . . — Map (db m99729) HM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Combat Talon / Here Am I; Send Me. Isaiah 6:8
Front Combat Talon This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the MC-130 COMBAT TALON aircrew members who made the ultimate sacrifice while flying one of our military’s most critical and dangerous missions. The . . . — Map (db m99243) HM WM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Desert Shield and Desert Storm
  From early August 1990 to late February 1991, AFSOC participated in Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM, the protection of Saudi Arabia and the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi forces.   Active duty, Air Force Reserve, and Air National . . . — Map (db m99797) HM WM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — Medal of Honor RecipientsWorld War I
Medal of Honor Recipients World War I 2nd.Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley   Oct.6,1918,Binarville,France 2nd.Lt. Harold E. Goettler   Oct.6,1918,Binarville,France 2nd.Lt. Frank Luke Jr.   Sept.29,1918,Murvaux,France Capt. . . . — Map (db m99915) WM
Florida (Okaloosa County), Hurlburt Field — OV-10 Bronco
  The OV-10 was built by North American Rockwell and 157 were delivered to the USAF beginning in 1968. It arrived in Southeast Asia the same year and soon proved a rugged and reliable Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft. Powered by two turboprop . . . — Map (db m99762) HM WM
Florida (Santa Rosa County), Bagdad — Shipbuilding in Bagdad
Although evidence exists as early as 1763 of the Jones Brothers' yard careening and repairing British men-of-war, Bagdad’s first major shipyard was built in 1833 by Captain John Gardner and changed ownership several times. In 1853, the shipyard was . . . — Map (db m99835) HM
Florida (Santa Rosa County), Bagdad — The Architecture of Bagdad
The historic buildings in Bagdad embody the village's history and cultural heritage, reflecting various periods of growth, and telling an important story about how the town was developed. The village boasts a wide variety of architectural styles . . . — Map (db m100315) HM
Georgia (Burke County), Midville — R18 — Pine Barren CrossroadsA Junction of Sherman's Right Wing — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
This Native American trail crossing at Georgia Highway 56 (itself a 19th century road) was a major route in colonial times. It is named the "Old Savannah Road." Starting in Savannah, it crossed the Ogeechee River, running west and south of it, then . . . — Map (db m103274) HM
Georgia (Coweta County), Newnan — Maj. Stephen W. Pless
. . . — Map (db m94644) HM WM
Georgia (Harris County), Pine Mountain — Franklin D. Rooseveltand Dowdell's Knob
This overlook, named Dowdell's Knob, was one of the dearest spots on earth to Franklin D. Roosevelt. Named for an early Harris County family, Dowdell's Knob rises to 1,395 feet above sea level and is the highest point on Pine Mountain. Here,on this . . . — Map (db m69519) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Miller's Saw Mill Replica — Heritage Park Historical Village
The saw mill was manufactured after World War II (1940's) by Corinth Machinery Company and is a replica of the saw mill used at Miller's Mill on Hwy. 155 North. The planning mill is a Berlin No. 108 Open-Side Moulder manufactured in early 1900's and . . . — Map (db m103143) HM
Georgia (Jefferson County), Bartow — R16 — Bartow" a continuous fire..." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
The land where you now stand was originally settled by Revolutionary War hero and statesman General Solomon Wood. To protect against Indian attacks Wood built a fort approximately one mile to the east for protection of his family and neighbors. . . . — Map (db m103273) HM
Georgia (Jenkins County), Millen — R19 — Millen Junction"...its destruction was a brilliant spectacle." — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Millen Junction was founded in 1835 as an inn owned by Robert Hendricks Gray. Originally named Brisonville, it is located approximately 80 miles from Savannah on the Central Railroad of Georgia. Thus the town was also called "The 80 Mile Depot" . . . — Map (db m103275) HM
Georgia (Jones County), Griswoldville — 084-4 — Griswoldville
This town is named for Samuel Griswold who moved his iron foundries and cotton gin factories here from Clinton to be on the railroad. A disastrous unrecorded battle was fought here in 1864 when a force of old men and youths under Gen. Phillips, . . . — Map (db m25194) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Bricks & Clay Products — Heritage Park
For millions of years, the Chattahoochee River flooded its banks, dropped its silt, and created vast deposits of clay. Because of this accumulation of clay, brick making began south of Phenix City at least as early as 1940. The Bickerstaff family . . . — Map (db m101353) HM
Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — Ernest Woodruff / Robert Winship Woodruff
Ernest Woodruff Ernest Woodruff was born in 1863 at 1420 2nd Avenue. He first worked for his father, George Waldo Woodruff, in his Columbus Empire Flour Mills, then as President of Joel Hurt’s Atlanta Streetcar Company, and as . . . — Map (db m101269) HM
Georgia (Twiggs County), Griswoldville — Battle of Griswoldville
Colonel Charles Colcock Jones, General Hardee's Chief of Artillery. summarized the Battle of Griswoldville: "This engagement, while it reflects great credit upon the gallantry of the Confederate and State forces engaged, was . . . — Map (db m103156) HM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — Washington County Korean War Memorial
Dedicated to the Men and Women of Washington County who served our country with honor during the Korean War June 27, 1950 January 31, 1955 {Honor Roll on Left and right panels of those who . . . — Map (db m103379) WM
Georgia (Washington County), Sandersville — Washington County World War II MonumentsWoodmen of the World Memorials
In Sacred Memory of the men of Washington County who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II {Honor Roll of the War Dead} Map (db m103388) WM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — R12 — GordonThe First Phase Completed — March to the Sea Heritage Trail
Station Number 17 on the Central Railroad of Georgia, Gordon was named for. William W. Gordon, first president of the Central Railroad (and grandfather of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA). It was a strategic point . . . — Map (db m103218) HM
Georgia (Wilkinson County), Gordon — 158-1 — He Wouldn't Run
J. Rufus Kelly, 18, was a member of Co. B, 14th Ga. Infantry, Confederate Army. At Jericho Ford, Va. when the 14th had orders to fall back, young Kelly kept advancing, waving his hat and rifle and urging his comrades to come on. When the retreat . . . — Map (db m41743) HM
Kansas (Ellis County), Hays — Gospel Hill
The Armes Dance Hall, originally named the Globe Theater, was built on this site in 1867 by Major George Armes with money raised by his younger brother in Leavenworth, ostensibly to erect an Episcopal church. Later the building was moved to Fort . . . — Map (db m96491) HM
Kansas (Ellis County), Hays — Town & County JailHays City, Kansas
Hays City and Ellis County cooperated in building a jail on this corner in 1868 and J.B. “Wild Bill” Hickok occupied the sheriffs office from August 1869, to January, 1870. Here on August 22, 1872, accused horse thief “Pony” . . . — Map (db m96389) HM
Kansas (Ellis County), Hays — Waters and Murray’s Saloon
Moses Waters (1841-1889) and Henry Murray opened a saloon on this site in 1869. In partnership with James Hanrahan, Waters operated a second saloon, the Occident, in Dodge City. Waters was post sutler at Fort Riley from 1875 to 1889. Jack Hill, one . . . — Map (db m96504) HM
Kansas (Geary County), Fort Riley — To the United States Cavalry
This statue, honoring the United States Cavalry and its role in the settlement of the West, is located on what was long known as the Cavalry Parade Ground at Fort Riley. It was constructed in three dimensions through the artistry of the . . . — Map (db m74313) HM
Kentucky (Adair County), Columbia — 604 — Col. Frank L. Wolford
A foremost champion of the Union, a staunch friend of the stricken South, defender of constitutional freedom. Born Columbia 1817, died 1895 and buried in city cemetery. Veteran Mexican War, leader famed First Kentucky Union Cavalry, hero of many . . . — Map (db m83387) HM
Kentucky (Adair County), Columbia — 707 — Confederate Raids
Front General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry, returning from second Kentucky raid, passed here on way back to Tennessee, Jan. 1, 1863. On raid, Union's rail supply line wrecked and $2,000,000 property destroyed. July 3, 1863, Morgan here . . . — Map (db m83391) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 880 — Hdqrs. CSA Commander / 101 CSA Unknown
Side 1 Hdqrs. CSA Commander Nathan Bedford Forrest, stationed in Hopkinsville during winter of 1861-62, resided, with wife and daughter, in log house, the third residence south. As colonel, in command 6 companies CSA Cavalry, . . . — Map (db m88921) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 1268 — Pioneer Graveyard1812-1858
Within this enclosure are buried 185 named persons, and many more unknown, all early settlers of Christian County. The land for this cemetery was donated in 1812 by Bartholomew Wood, the first settler in Hopkinsville. He also donated land and timber . . . — Map (db m88914) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 1042 — The Trail of Tears
A camping ground, Oct. 1838, for a part of the Cherokee Indians who were forcibly moved from their homes in the Smoky Mountain region of N. Car. and Tenn. to Indian Terr., now Okla. Badly clothed and fed, hundreds became ill and many died, among . . . — Map (db m88883) HM
Kentucky (Christian County), Hopkinsville — 882 — Union General's Grave
Brig. Gen. James S. Jackson, USA, killed in battle of Perryville on Oct. 8, 1862, is buried in south end of cemetery. Born Woodford Co., Ky., 1823. First Lt., Mexican War, then practiced law in Greenup. He came Hopkinsville, 1855. Elected to . . . — Map (db m88916) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — Henderson County Revolutionary War Memorial
Erected to the Memory of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Henderson County General Samuel Hopkins Col. Wynn Dixon • Col. Nathaniel Powell Col. John Cannon • Col. William Marshall Col. Gabriel Green • Capt. John Furna Cannon . . . — Map (db m89383) WM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — 2220 — Lewis and Clark in Kentucky / Henderson
Lewis and Clark in Kentucky Robert Frazer, a member of the 1803-06 Lewis & Clark Expedition, visited General Samuel Hopkins here in Feb. & April 1807. Frazer was traveling from St. Louis to Washington and back while helping the U.S. . . . — Map (db m88964) HM
Kentucky (Henderson County), Henderson — Operation Desert Storm Memorial
The people of Henderson County pay tribute to those members of its armed forces who served honorably in the Persian Gulf War "Operation Desert Storm" Jan. 16, 1991 Apr. 11, 1991 — Map (db m89457) WM
Kentucky (Hopkins County), Madisonville — 1232 — Gov. Ruby Laffoon
Born Jan. 15, 1869, Madisonville. Began law practice, 1892. Served as chairman of the first Insurance Rating Board, 1912. Circuit Court Judge, 1921-31. While Governor, 1931-35, he reorganized charitable and penal boards; recodified the educational . . . — Map (db m88785) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — 1878 — Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue
Joseph Desha (1768-1842) As governor, Desha became major proponent of debtor relief. The Pa. native, under Wayne and Harrison, fought Indians and led troops at Battle of Thames, 1813. Elected from Mason Co. to Ky. legislature and . . . — Map (db m83585) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — La Fayette's Visit to MaysvilleFish Street Landing — May 21, 1825
On May 21, 1825, during a third, triumphal, visit to America, the Marquis de la Fayette, 67, visited Maysville. In appreciation for his services on General Washington's staff, and a commander of American troops, the town rolled out the red carpet . . . — Map (db m83971) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — 2150 — Rosemary Clooney
Rosemary Clooney 1928~2002 Born in Maysville, Rosemary Clooney topped the chart with “Come On-A My House” in 1951. Other hits include “This Ole House” and “Hey There.” Her first film, The Stars Are . . . — Map (db m5825) HM
Kentucky (Mason County), Maysville — 1893 — William G. Kenton (1941-1981)
This Maysville native was elected to Kentucky House in 1969. Became Speaker in 1976 at age 34 and served until death. Achievements included leading legislative independence movement and increasing public participation in government. William Kenton's . . . — Map (db m83605) HM
Kentucky (McCracken County), Paducah — 1698 — Grave of John T. Scopes / Scopes "Monkey Trial"
(Side 1) Grave of John T. Scopes Here is buried the man who, at age 24, taught Darwin's theory of evolution to a Dayton, Tennessee, biology class. The Paducah native and University of Kentucky graduate violated a Tennessee law . . . — Map (db m47216) HM
Kentucky (Metcalfe County), Edmonton — Metcalfe County War Memorial
Erected by Edmonton Post No. 154 American Legion and the citizens of Metcalfe County World War I Breeding, Edward Bragg, Kenus Hodges, Milton Thomas Janes, Virgie Jones, Eugene S. Kinnaird, James H. Royce, Frank . . . — Map (db m83653) WM
Kentucky (Simpson County), Franklin — "Bringing in the Sheaves"1865-1900
Farming was a way of life in days gone by; harvesting wheat with a steam-powered thresher; laborers at work under the hot sun in corn and tobacco fields; rows of tobacco speared on sticks and corn gathered into shocks. — Map (db m83904) HM
Kentucky (Simpson County), Franklin — 1850 — Triangular Jog
The Simpson County jog in Kentucky-Tennessee boundary was error of Dr. Thomas Walker's 1780 survey party. Luke Munsell and James Bright resurveyed region fifty years later, but the controversy continued until survey by Austin P. Cox and Benjamin . . . — Map (db m83298) HM
Kentucky (Warren County), Bowling Green — 538 — A Civil War Defense Line
Troops under Generals S. B. Buckner and A. S. Johnston, CSA, took up this key position in the Southern defense line on Sept. 18, 1861. After Fort Henry fell and Fort Donelson was threatened, they evacuated Feb. 11-13, 1862. Gen. O. M. Mitchell and . . . — Map (db m83336) HM
Kentucky (Warren County), Bowling Green — 1882 — James T. Morehead, (1797-1854)
Ky.'s first native son to become governor was born in Bullitt Co. but reared in Logan Co. He read law under John J. Crittenden; began practice in Bowling Green. Served in Ky. House of Rep., and elected lt. gov. At Gov. Breathitt's death, Morehead . . . — Map (db m83348) HM
Louisiana (Jefferson Parish), Gretna — David Crockett Firehall
This property David Crockett Firehall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m81060) HM
Louisiana (Saint James Parish), South Vacherie — Hero's Tomb
Veterans Memorial Monument There have been only two persons willing to die for you; one died for your freedoms, the other died for your soul For those who fought for it, freedom has a special taste, the protected will . . . — Map (db m81146) WM
Maryland (Anne Arundel County), Annapolis — 2 — HMS Macedonian MonumentThe Naval War of 1812 — Don't Give Up The Ship
Figurehead of HMS Macedonian. The classical head represents Alexander, the Macedonian who ruled Greece and much of the known world in the 4th century BC. It was carved in wood in 1810 to decorate the bow of the British warship named . . . — Map (db m63428) HM
Mississippi (Bolivar County), Cleveland — Bolivar County Confederate MonumentC.S.A.
Front (East) To the memory of our Confederate Dead. 1861-65. Dead upon the field of glory Hero fit for song and story. Rear (West) Bolivar County's tribute to southern heroism. No nation . . . — Map (db m90270) WM
Mississippi (Bolivar County), Cleveland — Cleveland
Named for President Grover Cleveland. Founded along Jones Bayou and Yazoo and Mississippi Valley R.R. in 1886. Downtown historic area listed in National Register of Historic Places in 1999. — Map (db m90069) HM
Mississippi (Bolivar County), Cleveland — Margaret Wade
Lily Margaret Wade (1912-1995) was a standout on Cleveland High School’s girls basketball team and Delta State’s women’s basketball team. Compiling a CHS coaching record of 453-89-6, she began coaching the Lady Statesmen in 1973, winning the AIAW . . . — Map (db m90125) HM
Mississippi (Bolivar County), Cleveland — The Cleveland Depot
Four railroad depots have operated here since Cleveland was incorporated in 1886. The first depot—two Yazoo & Mississippi Valley RR cars tied together and parked on a side track—disappeared when a prankster hooked it to an outgoing . . . — Map (db m89937) HM
Mississippi (Bolivar County), Mound Bayou — Newton (Keys) Hotel Site
First hotel built in the Village of Mound Bayou "In the matter of sanitary surroundings, in the way of rooming arrangements, and culinary excellence with the matter of dining, the service at the Newton Hotel will satisfy the mostly . . . — Map (db m90470) HM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute1861—1865
Chickasaw County's tribute to the sons who wore the gray and were faithful to the cause. Erected under auspices of Okolona Chapter U.D.C. No. 117. — Map (db m102750) WM
Mississippi (Chickasaw County), Okolona — Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument
Front Love's tribute to a thousand Southern soldiers who sleep in our Confederate cemetery, who died in the war 1861—1865. Right Side List of Dead Rear List of . . . — Map (db m102936) WM
Mississippi (Coahoma County), Clarksdale — 16 — Aaron Henry — Mississippi Freedom Trail
Front Aaron Henry, (1922-1977), Clarksdale pharmacist, was a major early grassroots activist in the civil rights movement. As local NAACP president, he led the early 1960s Clarksdale boycott campaign, during which he was arrested and . . . — Map (db m90064) HM
Mississippi (Coahoma County), Clarksdale — 81 — Sam Cooke
Front The golden voice of Sam Cooke thrilled and enchanted millions of listeners on the hit recordings “You Send Me,” “Shake,” “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Chain Gang,” and many more. . . . — Map (db m90050) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Biloxi — Biloxi Cemetery — Historic Biloxi
Historians believe that the oldest and southernmost section of the Biloxi Cemetery was the burying place for French settlers during the early 1700s and for generations thereafter. The first officially written record of the land on which the . . . — Map (db m102255) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Biloxi — High Water MarkCity of Biloxi, Mississippi — Katrina Memorial, 710 Beach Boulevard
This plaque is dedicated to bring awareness to the surge and high water levels from Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Camille. Both storms brought about great devastation and loss of life to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina made landfall . . . — Map (db m102368) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Biloxi — The Moran Site History
The Moran Site is a French cemetery dating from ca. 1720-22 and is among the oldest and most significant French colonial sites in the U.S. Human remains near the site were first uncovered in 1914; stories abounded as to the identity of the . . . — Map (db m102257) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Dr. Felix Henry Dunn
An African American physician, lived and practiced medicine here fron 1953 until 2002. His work to register African American voters provoked repeated death threats and fire bombing of his clinic. He was president of the Gulfport Branch NAACP and . . . — Map (db m102169) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Gulfport — Kellier-Sternberg House
The Ionic-columned, neoclassical house that once stood here was originally built ca. 1900 by T.G.B. Kellier and was later owned by Edward Sternberg, southeastern claims and litigation manager for the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. In 1999, "The . . . — Map (db m68459) HM
Mississippi (Harrison County), Long Beach — Early Long Beach
In 1788, Nicholas and Marianne Ladner became the first Europeans to settle in this area. Their log house, know as "The Chimneys", was used as a navigation point for boats traveling from Mobile to New Orleans. After Nicholas's death, the Spanish . . . — Map (db m81001) HM
Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Malaco Records
Front Malaco Records, one of America’s foremost labels in the fields of southern soul, blues, and gospel, was founded at this site in 1967. Malaco’s studio was the first state-of-the-art recording facility in Mississippi. The label . . . — Map (db m90193) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — "Dead House"
Originally built for use as magnetic observatory. Used as Confederate morgue after Battle of Shiloh in April, 1862. Also used by Gen. U.S. Grant in fall of 1862 and later by forces of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest. — Map (db m102673) HM
Mississippi (Lafayette County), University — The Old Chapel
The Old Chapel was originally constructed in 1853 as a dormitory. Its design was later modified to include a large hall for student assemblies, commencement exercises, and meeting rooms for literary societies and student organizations. During the . . . — Map (db m102675) HM
Mississippi (Lauderdale County), Meridian — 11 — Country Music Comes of Age
Front Meridian's Jimmie Rodgers Day festivals of the 1950s, the first held May 26, 1953, became known as National Country Music Days, marking a turning point in the nation's enthusiasm for country music. Stars and fans from every . . . — Map (db m77171) HM
Mississippi (Lee County), Tupelo — Tupelo Campaign: Harrisburg July 14
The sun rose on July 14 with Union General Andrew J. Smith having stolen the advantage from Confederate Generals Forrest and Lee. The Union line occupied high ground, facing west and north The Confederate forces, with 7,500 men compared to Smith's . . . — Map (db m102773) HM
Mississippi (Leflore County), Greenwood — Battery 'C'1917-1919
Battery C, First Mississippi Field Artillery, mustered into Federal Service August 5, 1917 as Battery C, 140th F.A., 64th F.A. Brigade, 39th Division. The Battery, composed of men from Leflore and surrounding counties, camped . . . — Map (db m77157) HM
Mississippi (Leflore County), Greenwood — Charles Edward Wright
To Commemorate the Enterprise and Initiative of Charles Edward Wright Who in May 1895, 901 feet east of this spot sank the first overflowing well in the Mississippi Delta and gave to its people the blessing of artesian water, . . . — Map (db m77439) HM
Mississippi (Leflore County), Greenwood — 150 — Furry Lewis
Front Greenwood native Walter “Furry” Lewis (c. 1899-1981) was a favorite figure on the Memphis blues revival scene of the 1960s and '70s, decades after he made his historic first recordings in the 1920s. Lewis, who had . . . — Map (db m77196) HM
Mississippi (Montgomery County), Winona — Montgomery County Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
To the Confederacy President Jefferson Davis And the Soldiers who fought for States Rights CSA Map (db m92672) WM
Mississippi (Panola County), Como — Como
Named for Lake Como, Italy. First settled in 1832 by George Tait. Moved in 1857 to Tait property near railroad. Called Como Depot until 1906. Birthplace of Stark Young, famous author. — Map (db m102670) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pierre D'Artaguiette
E. 5 mi. is site where Chickasaws defeated French commander, May 20, 1736, six days before defeat of Bienville at Ackia. Along with fourteen other French captives D'Artaguiette was burned at the stake. — Map (db m102725) HM
Mississippi (Sunflower County), Moorhead — "Where The Southern Crosses The Yellow Dog"
At the start of the twentieth century, the rail crossing once located nearby was an important land transportation point. The junction of the Southern Railroad and the Yazoo Delta Railroad (the “Yellow Dog”) was established in 1897. . . . — Map (db m77207) HM
Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — Sonny Boy Williamson
Front Sonny Boy Williamson (c. 1912-1965), one of the premier artists in blues history, was born on a Glendora plantation under the name Alex Miller. A colorful character and charismatic performer, he was widely known as . . . — Map (db m90025) HM
Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Sumner — Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument
Front 1861–1865 Our Heroes Rear "For truth dies not and by her light they raise the flag whose starry folds have never trailed; and by the low tents of the deathless deed they left the . . . — Map (db m90268) WM
Mississippi (Tate County), Senatobia — Senatobia
Began as R. R. station near Senatahoba Creek. Chartered 1860. Occupied and partly burned by Union Army in Civil War. Became county seat in 1873. — Map (db m102569) HM
Mississippi (Tate County), Senatobia — Tate County World War I MemorialFor God and Country
To the memory of Tate County Men who gave their lives to their country in the World War Whitten J. East Clarence Holloway L.W. Kitchens S.C. Liles Joe L. Powers Jasper C. Patrick Walter C. Poag George . . . — Map (db m103005) WM
Mississippi (Tunica County), Robinsonville — Highway 61 Blues
U.S. Highway 61, known as the "blues highway," rivals Route 66 as the most famous road in American music lore. Dozens of blues artists have recorded songs about Highway 61, including Mississippians Sunnyland Slim, James “Son” . . . — Map (db m68076) HM
Mississippi (Union County), New Albany — Union County, Mississippi
Union County was established on July, 7, 1870, during the post—Civil War Reconstruction era, from portions of Tippah, Lee, and Ponotoc counties. Governor James L. Alcorn appointed Union County's first officials and set New Albany as the county . . . — Map (db m96777) HM
Mississippi (Wayne County), Buckatunna — Major General Ira Platt Swift
Born at Chicora, Mississippi, in February 1898, Ira Platt Swift graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1919. Decorated many times for distinguished service, Swift commanded combat units in Europe in World War II and in the Korean War. His last . . . — Map (db m80377) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Cherokee — Long Hair Clan
Ani-Gilohi—(Cherokee language translation) People in this clan wore their hair long. They walked with confidence and were often leaders. (Cherokee language translation) CLAN FACTS: Throughout the large . . . — Map (db m73920) HM
North Carolina (Swain County), Great Smoky Mountains National Park — Spared the Saw
Look out across the forested mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mountains are ancient, but much of the forest is young. Very little is old-growth, or ancient—never cut. But the time the park was established, as much as 80 . . . — Map (db m99067) HM
Ohio (Warren County), Franklin — 11-83 — Robert Cumming Schenck
Robert Cumming Schenck (1809-1890) served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1843 to 1851. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed a general in the Union Army and was seriously wounded at the Battle of Second Manassas in August . . . — Map (db m81183) HM
Pennsylvania (Cumberland County), Newville — On This Spot Were Found
On This Spot Were Found Three Babes in the Woods Nov. - 24 - 1934 — Map (db m100760) HM
Tennessee (Jefferson County), New Market — 1B52 — "Little Lord Fauntleroy"
The author of this book, probably the most famous of her several works, spent her first winter in the United States in a small house which stood about 250 yards south. Besides this juvenile work, she was the author of numerous popular adult books . . . — Map (db m100828) HM
Tennessee (Meigs County), Georgetown — 2A-78 — Hiwassee Campground
Early 19th Century Methodist revival meetings were held 300 yds. SE on the farm of Thomas Palmer, Jr. Later, David Campbell gave 1¼ acres to the Hiwassee Cumberland Presbyterian Campground and Church October 1, 1844. Troops bivouacked here during . . . — Map (db m73931) HM
Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 818 — Charles Howard Roan(August 16, 1923 — September 18, 1944)
Claude native Charles H. Roan volunteered for World War II service in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1942. On active duty in the Pacific, he was killed in battle on Peleliu Island when he threw himself on a Japanese grenade, thereby saving the . . . — Map (db m96839) HM
Texas (Bowie County), New Boston — 9469 — Bowie County
Named for James Bowie (1799-1836), who fought for Texas freedom from 1819, when he joined the Long Expedition, to 1836 — when he died in defense of the Alamo. Inhabited before 1800 by agricultural Indians, charted 1819 for . . . — Map (db m96141) HM
Texas (Bowie County), Texarkana — James Bowie
Front Hero of the Alamo "They never fail who die in a just cause" Love of adventure brought the young South Carolinian to Texas with James Long in 1819. Romance made of him a Mexican citizen and won for him in San . . . — Map (db m96572) HM
Texas (Cooke County), Gainesville — 2098 — Gainesville Community Circus
Editor A. Morton Smith (1903-57) organized and promoted this show after a circus parody by the town's little theater group in 1930 revealed many talented amateurs. Chartered as a non-profit corporation, the community circus used its earnings to buy . . . — Map (db m96754) HM
Texas (Cooke County), Gainesville — 13812 — Moffett Park
The owner of 90 acres in this vicinity, Missouri native Ned Moffett, Sr., (1842-1924) wed Mary Stone on April 19, 1866. The couple had nine children, and early census records listed the family as Mulatto. The Moffetts permitted use of this property . . . — Map (db m96752) HM
Texas (Cooke County), Oak Ridge — 5316 — The Cross Timbers
Two long, narrow strips of timber extending parallel to each other from Oklahoma to Central Texas; form a marked contrast to adjacent prairie. The more fertile East Cross Timbers begin here in Cooke County. Area was famous pioneer landmark as well . . . — Map (db m97590) HM
Texas (Gregg County), Longview — From Subsistence to Cash Crops1870
  The early settlers farmed only to meet their family needs. Any produce left over was used to pay the doctor, the blacksmith or barter for the necessities of life.   Corn was indispensable, meeting a multitude of needs for both family and . . . — Map (db m89066) HM
Texas (Gregg County), Longview — Kelly Plow Company1882
  When George Addison Kelly came to East Texas in 1852 at the age of twenty, he saw possibilities in the manufacture and sale of cowbells to supply wagoners and traders. Resolving to make the bells resonance better, he made a journey to . . . — Map (db m89064) HM
Texas (Gregg County), Longview — 9981 — O. H. Methvin, Sr.Founder of Longview
About 1848, O. H. Methvin (1815-1882) and his father Richard came to Texas from Georgia. O. H. Methvin bought about 1,200 acres in East Texas, including this site, which was his cornfield. He built a home on nearby Rock Hill for . . . — Map (db m88853) HM
Texas (Gregg County), Longview — Then Came the Railroad1870
  On April 7, 1870, O.H. Methvin deeded one hundred acres of farmland to the Southern Pacific Railroad. The uptown depot was constructed immediately north of the rail track on Fredonia Street.   In 1872, the Texas & Pacific took over the . . . — Map (db m89171) HM
Texas (Gregg County), Longview — Timber – The First Industry1870
  The abundance of natural resources, coupled with the distribution capabilities of the railroad, beginning in 1870, gave rise to the area's first industry – timber, By 1877, there were 20 steam – powered sawmills in Gregg County, . . . — Map (db m89015) HM
Texas (Lamar County), Paris — 8204 — Lamar County
Created December 17, 1840 from Red River County Organized in 1841 Named in honor of Mirabeau B. Lamar, 1798 – 1859 Father of Texas education President of the Republic of Texas 1838 – 1841 Lafayette, 1841 . . . — Map (db m96841) HM
Texas (Lamar County), Paris — 13688 — Union Station
Attempts to bring rail service to Lamar County began in the mid-1800s, but a line did not reach the city of Paris until one was built to the south side of town in 1875. Residents raised money to entice the St. Louis & San Francisco (Frisco) to . . . — Map (db m96916) HM
Texas (Montague County), Nocona — 4219 — Red River Station / Texas Civil War Frontier DefenseC.S.A. / 1861 — 1865
Front Red River Station C.S.A. Established 9 miles northwest 1861 as Civil War outpost near major buffalo and Indian crossing local soldiers, determined to guard edge of settlement against Indian . . . — Map (db m96689) HM
Texas (Red River County), Clarksville — 10870 — Clarksville Cemetery
This burial site was first used in the 1830s for the family of James Clark, the founder of Clarksville, who is interred here. The earliest grave is that of his father Benjamin Clark, a veteran of the American Revolution. Other graves include those . . . — Map (db m96890) HM
Texas (Scurry County), Snyder — 1870 — First State Bank Building
  Erected 1907-08 on site where trail of U.S. Cavalry Gen. Ranald MacKenzie ran parallel to Deep Creek. Built for First State Bank & Trust Co., early day cattlemen and ranchers' bank; closed during 1931 Depression year.   Has since housed . . . — Map (db m88846) HM
Texas (Scurry County), Snyder — 4971 — Snyder National Bank
  In 1890 F. J. Grayum began the Snyder Bank, a private institution, in his drugstore on the south side of the square. Although Snyder had no railroad and goods were shipped on wagons from Colorado City (25 mi. S), W. A. Fuller, a wealthy . . . — Map (db m88851) HM
Texas (Wichita County), Wichita Falls — 18283 — The Zale Legacy
In the early 20th Century, the Wichita Falls oil boom attracted several immigrant Russian Jewish families seeking a better life. One such immigrant to the town, Morris Bernard Zalefsky (1901 - 1995), began to learn the jewelry trade from his uncle, . . . — Map (db m96803) HM
Texas (Wilbarger County), Vernon — 1361 — Early Wilbarger County
Organized 1858 and named in honor of Mathias and Josiah P. Wilbarger, early Texas settlers. Josiah, a surveyor, had become famous as the man who lived 12 years after being scalped by Comanches, 1833, near Austin. He had saved his life by . . . — Map (db m96686) HM

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