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38 Alabama National Historic Landmarks


Barton Hall (Cherokee) - 10/15/2017
An unusually sophisticated Greek Revival-style antebellum plantation house built for the mercantile businessman in the 1840s.
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Bethel Baptist Church (Birmingham) - 10/14/2017
Noted for its significant association with Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, it was the three-times-bombed historical headquarters of the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.
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Edmund Pettus Bridge (Selma) - 5/20/2002
A steel through arch bridge named for Confederate general Edmund Winston Pettus and famous as the site of the 1965 conflict when armed officers attacked peaceful civil rights demonstrators attempting to march to Montgomery.
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First Confederate Capitol (Montgomery) - 10/1/1997
The Executive Residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capitol of the Confederacy was in Montgomery.
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Gaineswood (Demopolis) - 10/14/2017
Completed in its current Greek Revival form in 1861, it is considered to be Alabama's finest neoclassical house and one of the country’s most unusual neoclassical mansions.
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Ivy Green (Florence) - 10/15/2017
The childhood home of Helen Keller, the simple white clapboard house was built in 1820 and includes the well pump where Keller first communicated with Anne Sullivan.
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J. L. M. Curry Home (Talladega) - 10/15/2017
The home of the politician, diplomat, educator, and enthusiastic advocate of universal education.
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Moundville Archaeological Site (Moundville) - 10/14/2017
The site was the political and ceremonial center of a regionally organized Mississippian culture chiefdom polity between the 11th and 16th centuries.
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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church (Birmingham) - 10/14/2017
Target of the 1963 bombing that killed four young girls who were preparing for Sunday school, which became a galvanizing force for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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Sloss Blast Furnaces (Birmingham) - 10/14/2017
Operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971, it became one of the first industrial sites in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use.
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St. Andrews Episcopal Church (Prairieville) - 10/14/2017
The 1853 board-and-batten Carpenter Gothic Revival-style church supported the 1834 mission which servef the settlers who mostly came from the Atlantic Seaboard.
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Swayne Hall, Talladega College (Talladega) - 10/15/2017
The oldest building, built in 1857 in part by slaves, on the campus of Talladega College, for a time the only liberal arts college for black Americans in Alabama.
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Tuskegee Institute (Tuskegee) - 10/1/1997
The campus of the Tuskegee Institute, including sites relating to Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver.
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Wilson Dam (Muscle Shoals) - 10/15/2017
The dam, eventually part of the TVA, submerged the Muscle Shoals, opening the upper Tennessee River for navigation with the highest single lift lock east of the Rockys.
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