Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage

The Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage, commonly referred to as the Alabama Register, is an official listing of buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts deemed worthy of preservation in the U.S. state of Alabama. These properties, which may be of national, state, and local significance, are designated by the Alabama Historical Commission. The designation is honorary and carries no direct restrictions or incentives. The register includes properties such as cemeteries, churches, moved properties, reconstructed properties, and properties at least 40 years old which may not normally qualify for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.[1] There are approximately 1683 properties and districts listed on the Alabama Register.[2] Of these, approximately 239 are also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and 6 are designated as National Historic Landmarks.[3]

Nomination edit

 
Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama. Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage on June 16, 1976. It is an example of a property that was subsequently listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1997.

The Alabama Register was created by the Alabama Historical Commission to provide the public with a fast and easy way to bring recognition to historic properties. People interested in historic recognition in Alabama are encouraged to begin with the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage program. Nominations may be submitted by anyone to the Alabama Historical Commission. A staff review committee then determines if the nominated property meets the established selection criteria and the property is added to the register if the criteria are met.[4]

Property nominations for the Alabama Register also help the Alabama Historical Commission determine whether or not a property is eligible for listing in the National Register.[1]

Selection criteria edit

General criteria for inclusion in the Alabama Register includes that the property be at least 40 years old and be associated with events of state or local significance, associated with the lives of persons of state or local significance, representative of a type, style, or period of architecture, or associated with Alabama's history or prehistory. It should also possess integrity of location and construction and convey a feeling for the time and place of construction.[4]

Structures that have been moved from their original locations, reconstructed historic buildings, and properties that are less than 40 years old are not usually considered for inclusion. Those that have been moved or reconstructed may be considered if they have been sensitively relocated to a site similar to the original, closely match the construction of the original significant building, or are of exceptional importance to the state.[4]

Listings by county edit

Number of properties by county
County Number of
properties and districts
1 Autauga 19
2 Baldwin 33
3 Barbour 15
4 Bibb 12
5 Blount 25
6 Bullock 23
7 Butler 37
8 Calhoun 44
9 Chambers 22
10 Cherokee 13
11 Chilton 13
12 Choctaw 10
13 Clarke 23
14 Clay 7
15 Cleburne 8
16 Coffee 13
17 Colbert 21
18 Conecuh 38
19 Coosa 17
20 Covington 18
21 Crenshaw 10
22 Cullman 50
23 Dale 11
24 Dallas 74
25 DeKalb 48
26 Elmore 53
27 Escambia 15
28 Etowah 32
29 Fayette 6
30 Franklin 14
31 Geneva 5
32 Greene 18
33 Hale 12
34 Henry 9
35 Houston 15
36 Jackson 23
37 Jefferson 101
38 Lamar 7
39 Lauderdale 39
40 Lawrence 20
41 Lee 39
42 Limestone 19
43 Lowndes 24
44 Macon 15
45 Madison 49
46 Marengo 21
47 Marion 14
48 Marshall 19
49 Mobile 42
50 Monroe 20
51 Montgomery 84
52 Morgan 34
53 Perry 14
54 Pickens 13
55 Pike 23
56 Randolph 7
57 Russell 20
58 St. Clair 22
59 Shelby 46
60 Sumter 17
61 Talladega 42
62 Tallapoosa 15
63 Tuscaloosa 50
64 Walker 16
65 Washington 11
66 Wilcox 29
67 Winston 5
(duplicate) (1)[note 1]
Total: 1683

See also edit

Footnotes edit

  1. ^ The following site is listed in multiple counties: Martin Dam (Elmore and Tallapoosa)

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage". Alabama Historical Commission. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  2. ^ "The Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage" (PDF). preserveala.org. Alabama Historical Commission. March 12, 2024. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 19, 2024. Retrieved March 19, 2024.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2024.
  4. ^ a b c "Chapter 460-X-3: Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage". Administrative Code of Alabama. State of Alabama. September 22, 1982. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved July 20, 2009.

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