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Alabama Monuments, Memorials, & Historic Sites

We Need Your Help! Does your community have a WWI monument, memorial, or historic site not listed here? Do you have photographs or information about a particular site's history? If so, contact Graham Neeley at graham.neeley@archives.alabama.gov or (334) 353-4629 and help us tell Alabama's WWI story. 

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Fort Gaineszoom
51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island
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36528
 
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Fort Morganzoom
110 State Highway 180
Gulf Shores
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36542
 
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French 75mm Field Gunzoom
Veterans Memorial Park, McFarland Blvd
Tuscaloosa
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35404
This 1916 gun was used by the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I as part of a horse drawn caisson. During the war, American forces were loaned guns, planes, and other equipment from the French Arsenal. This gun was moved to Veterans Memorial Park in 1993 when Capitol Park was renovated. -Marker
 
Gardendale Veterans Memorialzoom
1312 Main St
Gardendale
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35071
 
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Gold Star Memorialzoom
East lawn of the State Capitol
Montgomery
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36131
April 6, 1921
Erected by the Montgomery Service Star Legion.
 
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Gorgas Housezoom
Tuscaloosa
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35401
Home of William C. Gorgas, Surgeon General, AEF.
 
Greene County War Memorialzoom
Greene County Courthouse
Eutaw
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35462
1987
 
Greenhill World War I Memorialzoom
Rogers High School, 300 Rogers Lane
Florence
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35634
 
Hale County Veterans Memorialzoom
1101 Main St
Greensboro
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36744
1991
Erected by the Veritas Club.
 
Hightower Brothers Livery Stablezoom
Norton Ave.
Sylacauga
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35150

"Founded in 1896 by brother John Judge and Milton Graham Hightower, this small-town livery stable served the community and surrounding countryside until its closing in 1955. Originally located nearby, the business moved to this "New Town" site in 1905. A new brick building was erected in 1914 after the original wood-frame structure was destroyed by fire. 

The Hightower Brothers furnished area farmers with agricultural resources, local businesses with vehicles, and the people of Sylacauga with recreational transportation. In addition to providing mules, horses, wagons, buggies, and farm implements locally, the stable was a major supplier of mules to Camp McClellan in Anniston during World War I. 

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, the building was donated by the John Milton Hightower family to Blue Bell Creameries in 2000." -Alabama Historical Association marker, 2002.

 

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Contact

Georgia Ann Hudson
georgiaann.hudson@archives.alabama.gov
(334) 353-3312

Co-Chairmen

  • Steve Murray, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History
  • Maj. Gen. Sheryl E. Gordon, Adjutant General, Alabama National Guard

Honorary Chairman

  • Nimrod T. Frazer, Montgomery 

U.S. Commission Liaison

  • Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Committee Members

  • Greg Akers, Montgomery

  • Leah Rawls Atkins, Birmingham

  • Jim Baggett, Birmingham

  • Mike Bailey, Gulf Shores

  • Donna Baker, Tuscaloosa

  • Randy Bartlett, Auburn

  • Ken Bedsole, Abbeville

  • David Black, Florence

  • Berta Blackwell, Ozark 

  • Young Boozer, Montgomery

  • Borden Burr, Birmingham

  • Lt. Gen. Charles G. Cleveland, Montgomery 

  • Patrice Donnelly, Birmingham

  • Lydia R. Ellington-Joffray, Tuscaloosa

  • Stuart Foss, Birmingham

  • Gary Fuller, Opelika

  • Gen. Walter Givhan, Troy

  • Col. Joe Greene, Montgomery

  • Jan Gunter, Opelika

  • Laura Newland Hill, Auburn

  • Jeff Jakeman, Auburn

  • Gerald Johnson, Butler County

  • Tina Jones, Livingston

  • Mary Jones-Fitts, Faunsdale

  • Mortimer Jordan, Tuscaloosa

  • Jay Lamar, Montgomery

  • Ashley D. Ledbetter, Montgomery

  • Sebastian Lukasik, Montgomery

  • Clark Lundell, Auburn

  • Jo Screws McGowin, Montgomery

  • Shea McClean, Mobile

  • T.C. McLemore, Birmingham

  • Joel Mize, Tuscumbia

  • Darryn Moten, Montgomery

  • Graham Neeley, Montgomery

  • Glenn Nivens, Harpersville

  • Lt. Col. Larry Norred, Bessemer

  • Marty Olliff, Dothan

  • Michael Panhorst, Montgomery

  • Melvina Phillips, New Hope

  • Rob Riser, Livingston

  • John A. Screws, Birmingham

  • Betsy Simmons, Birmingham

  • Steve Trout, Mobile

  • Ruth Truss, Montevallo

  • David Tuck, Rockford

  • Ted Urquhart, Mary Esther, FL

  • Tom Walker, Montevallo

  • Johnny Waller, Montgomery

  • Mike Watson, Montgomery

  • Phil Williams, Gadsden

  • Mark Wilson, Auburn

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