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Holmestead Farms

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical

Seven miles west of Marion, you may visit the site of one of Alabama’s last active plantations, one which has been in the same family since the early 1800s. William “the wagon maker” Moore came from South Carolina to Alabama in 1819 shortly before Alab …

Jonathan Daniels Memorial Site

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This monument to the memory of civil rights figure Jonathan Myrick Daniels was complete in 1991 in the town square of Hayneville, Alabama. Daniels was an Episcopal seminarian and civil rights activist killed in a Hayneville store in August 1965, after …

Jonathon Daniels’ Murder Site/Cash’s Store

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Varners Cash Store is the Memorial site of Jonathon Daniels’ death. He was the 26th civil rights worker to be murdered. The 26-year-old died from a shotgun blast while he saved the life of another.

Judson College

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical

  Judson College, founded in 1838 in Marion, Alabama, (as Judson Female Institute), is the 6th oldest existing and only women’s four year college in Alabama. The college was founded by members of the Siloam Baptist Church of Marion and named after …

Katherine Lee Rose Garden & War Memorial Gazebo

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical
Museum front entrance, Katherine Tucker Windom Museum, Thomasville, AL

Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum

Located in Clarke County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum is located on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville, Alabama. It is dedicated to preserving the works of native author, storyteller, and journalist, Kathryn Tucker Windham. Windham has spent m …

Kenan’s Mill

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Kenan’s Mill was built in the mid 1800′s and produced water-ground meal, grits, and corn for over 100 years. Kenan’s Mill was built and owned by the Kenan family until Elizabeth Kenan Buchanan donated it to the Historic Society in 1997. Restoration is …

Laird Cottage/Geneva Mercer Museum

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

Stop by and visit this restored circa 1870 residence/cottage with Greek Revival/Italianate style. It’s the headquarters of the Marengo County Historical Society. The museum houses history and works of Geneva Mercer, an artist, sculptor and Marengo nati …

Lincoln Normal School

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical

  The Lincoln Normal School was a historic African American school in Marion, Alabama. Lincoln Normal was founded in 1867 by freed slaves as a school for African-American children. In 1870, the school expanded to include teacher training and for a …

Live Oak Cemetery

Located in Dallas County | What you’ll find: Birding | Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Live Oak Cemetery in Selma is a stunning image of the old South- antebellum mausoleums and grave sites framed by row upon row of massive live oaks, all draped in Spanish moss. The mature hardwoods are spaced in such a way as to provide excellent sight- …

Log Cabin

Located in Choctaw County | What you’ll find: Historical

The Choctaw County Log Cabin was built in 1850. The Cabin was the home and schoolhouse on a site in the Bogueloosa area. In 1998, the building was placed on the Alabama Register of Landmarks.

Lowndes County Courthouse

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical

The Lowndes County Courthouse is a historic courthouse building in Hayneville, AL. It has served as the Lowndes County courthouse since 1856. The Greek Revival-style building is one of only four antebellum courthouses that remain in use in Alabama. It …

Lowndes County Jail House

Located in Lowndes County | What you’ll find: Historical

This county jail was where many blacks from Lowndes County encountered harassment, harsh conditions, etc., while also attempting to register to vote in 1965. This old county jail is located in Hayneville, and is currently in the process of being restor …

Lyle Salter Park

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical | Outdoor Recreation

Lyle Salter Park, located in the downtown fountain area, features a Monroeville historic marker and murals by Semmes artists featuring scenes from “To Kill a Mockingbird.”  

Lyon Hall

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Historical | Trips

Lyon Hall is a  Greek Revival residence that was built from 1850 to 1853. The site is also available for rentals and is wheelchair accessible.

Marengo County Driving Tour: Architecture

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical | Trips

Demopolis On March 3, 1817, Congress passed an Act which paved the way for the settling of Demopolis by a group of political exiles who had been banished from France by King Louis XVIII following the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte. The act granted fo …

Marengo County History and Archive Museum

Located in Marengo County | What you’ll find: Historical | Museum

Visit the Marengo County History Museum to learn about the history, culture, and people of Marengo County.

Marion Female Seminary Building

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Architectural | Historical | Museum

Founded in 1835, this was one of the earliest colleges for women in the United States. It was the first of four colleges established in Marion, AL. This building was erected in 1850. It contained the art studio of Nicola Marschall, a German-American ar …

Marion Military Institute

Located in Perry County | What you’ll find: Historical

Marion Military Institute, as a school and college for young men, traces its origin back to 1842. During the Civil War, the Chapel and Lovelace Hall were used as Breckenridge Military Hospital, treating Confederate and Union soldiers. These facilities …

Masonic Hall at Perdue Hill

Located in Monroe County | What you’ll find: Historical

This is the oldest building in Monroe County.  It was built circa 1824 in Claiborne using funds from a public lottery. The upper floor was used exclusively by Mason’s until around 1919.  The lower floor has served a variety of purposes including court …

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