Tuskegee Alabama

Tuskegee Alabama

Tuskegee is located in Macon County, Alabama, United States. It was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under Andrew Jackson.

Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park

Confederate Memorial Park located in Marbury, Alabama, Autauga County, tells the story of Alabama’s Confederate soldier both during the Civil War and afterwards. The park is the site of Alabama’s only Confederate Soldiers’ Home. The site operated from 1902-1939 as a haven for disabled or indigent veterans of the Confederate army, their wives, and widows. The site included 22 buildings consisting of cottages, a hospital, dairy barn, mess hall, an elaborate water and sewage system, and Memorial Hall, an administration building which held offices, a library, and a large auditorium. Features of the 102-acre memorial park site include two cemeteries, Mountain Creek Post Office, Marbury Methodist Church, nature trail, covered pavilions, museum containing artifacts from the Alabama Old Soldiers Home, uniforms, weapons, and equipment used during the Civil War. The majority of veterans served in Alabama outfits, while others moved to Alabama after the war.

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Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum

Located at 135 S Main Street in Arab Alabama,  Cost of Freedom Veterans Museum displays items from American wars. Museum Director Gene Bishop donated most of the items from his private collection. 

Call 256-797-1962 or 256-498-2499 or visit the museum’s FaceBook page for more information. Arab, Alabama Chamber of Commerce website has additional contact information and current hours of operation. Arab, Alabama is located 25 minutes south of Huntsville, 75 minutes north of Birmingham, 3 hours west of Atlanta, and 5 hours north of Mobile. Two of the state’s main arteries, AL Highway 231 North/South and AL Highway 69 East/West, come together in the middle of Historic Downtown Arab – a quaint setting, rich with history and bursting with charm.

Safe House Museum

The Safe House Museum

 

The Safe House Museum is located in the city of Greensboro, Alabama, in Hale County Alabama

Martin Luther King Jr. spent the night of March 21, 1968 in this house while fleeing the Klan. The house is now a museum highlighting the struggle for equality by African-Americans in Alabama. Its curator, Ms. Theresa Burroughs, was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and a family friend of King. Greensboro is also home to a large number of antebellum-era houses and churches, including some that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places such as Glencairn and Magnolia Grove. www.ruralswalabama.org states:
On the night of March 21, 1968, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought refuge from the Ku Klux Klan inside a small, shotgun-style home in the depot neighborhood of Greensboro, AL.

Alston-Cobb House in Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama

Alston-Cobb House

Grove Hill was the site of one of the worst massacres of the Creek War of 1813-14. According to Christopher Maloney on the Encyclopedia of Alabama, it was the only fort attacked during the conflict.