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Alabama History

Information on the history of Alabama including state capitals, constitutions, military history, and Civil War activities.

Harris Lee Parcus--The Godfather of North Alabama
The story, "The Legend of Harris Lee Parcus," is about moonshining in North Alabama and traces a family's involvement in the business from the early part of the last century.

Alabama Celebrates 180 Years!
Huntsville was the meeting place as Alabama became the 22nd state in 1819.

Old Huntsville Photo Album
Tom Carney, of Old Huntsville magazine, has produced another outstanding CD ROM of rare photos of the Huntsville of yesteryear.

Civil War and History
Excellent resource on Alabama's history and Civil War experience from About's Mobile, AL guide, Joseph Sackett.

Alabama Center of Military History
Historical preservation, public display, reference library, and public education on participants of World War II and subsequent conflicts.

Alabama Constitution Village
Visit 8 reconstructed federal buildings and step into the 19th century on this tour. Information, prices, field trips, and maps available.

Alabama's Constitutions
Find out more about the 6 Constitutions in Alabama's history.

Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
Alabama history online, military records, This Week in Alabama History, family history and genealogy, and teacher resources.

Alabama During the Civil War
Ken Jones' site on Alabama and the Civil War, listed by year with links to most events and suggested topics for further study.

Alabama Maps
From the Alabama Department of Transportation, maps available include general highway county, state, traffic flow and outline maps.

Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations
Interesting history of plantations in Alabama from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War.

Capitals of Alabama
Information and pictures of the five captials Alabama has had as a territory and as a state.

Census Online: Alabama
Online database of the Census from 1800 to 1900 for every county in Alabama.

History of Jackson County, Alabama
Named after Andrew Jackson, this site includes a history of Native Americans, lists of men lost in World War II, the Korea War, and the Vietnam War.

Political Graveyard for AL
Database of politicians from the past.

Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama
From the Alabama Department of Archives and History, you'll find a search engine with an alphabetical listing of Revolutionary soldiers in Alabama.

Alabama Black History
Alabama is rich with Black History and the contributions that African Americans have made to our state and our country. Since 1976, Black History Month has been observed in the month of February in the United States. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

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