The AHC's historical marker program began in 1975 to
help preservationists inform the public about
significant buildings, sites, structures, objects,
cemeteries, and districts in the state.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a historical marker?
The markers are mounted signs, often
seen along the roadside, which contain information
on the history of the resource.
What is the purpose of the AHC's historical
marker program? The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC)
historical marker program began in 1975 to
assist Alabama preservationists in educating the
public about historically significant sites,
structures, buildings, objects, cemeteries, and
districts in the state.
For a list of Alabama Historical Commission markers
What are the requirements for getting a
To receive an AHC marker, the property must:
be listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places or the
Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage,
be a contributing resource in a listed National Register or Alabama Register historic district,
or, be listed in the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register.
What are the procedures for securing a marker
from the AHC?
For more information contact Dorothy Walker,
Historical Marker Program Coordinator, at (334) 230-2665 or