ALABAMA REGISTER OF LANDMARKS & HERITAGE

The Alabama Historical Commission created the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage to recognize Alabama’s historic places and to encourage their continued preservation. The Alabama Register documents buildings, sites, structures, objects, districts, and cultural landscapes in Alabama that have historic integrity and significance. These properties may be of national, state, and local significance. The designation is honorary and carries no restrictions or financial incentives.  It also does not carry automatic listing in the National Register of Historic Places. All properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Alabama are considered listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage even if they are not listed below. However, they will not appear on this list unless the property was first listed in the Alabama Register. 

Click HERE to begin exploring the interactive map of historic properties. This web map represents a plot of properties and historic districts listed in our various preservation programs. Locational data on this map is considered highly accurate at all map scales, unless a specific disclaimer is made in the attribute data (typically after the property name). This map is currently a work in progress; however, the map automatically updates as new details and attachments are added. For those that prefer, this data is also available as a GIS REST Service for use with ArcGIS for Desktop. Details are listed on the map’s contents page, or contact Rebekah.Reader@ahc.alabama.gov for more information.

ALABAMA HISTORICAL MARKERS

The Alabama Historical Commission assists owners with placing an order for a historical marker and plaque for the property once it is listed. Please visit the Historical Marker page on this website for more information.

NOMINATIONS

To complete the Alabama Register Form, please refer to the instructions. If you have additional questions please contact the Alabama Register Coordinator.

NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

The National Register (NR) of Historic Places is the nation's official list of cultural resources, 50 years or older, worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a nationwide program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological places.

RESEARCH REQUESTS

The Alabama Historical Commission maintains files for the Alabama Register, National Register, Cemetery Register, and Architectural Survey programs. To use the AHC research files, make your appointment at least two days in advance, Monday through Friday, between 8:30am-11:30am and/or 1:00pm to 4:00pm. The AHC is closed state holidays.

CONTACT

For more information about the Alabama Register, contact Rebekah Reader at 334-230-2699 or rebekah.reader@ahc.alabama.gov.

To make research appointments contact Nicole Johnson at 334-230-2673 or nicole.johnson@ahc.alabama.gov.