Alabama Historical Commission

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The Alabama Legislature established the Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) in 1966 to foster the understanding and preservation of Alabama’s heritage. The AHC collects valuable information on Alabama’s man-made environment including historic houses, churches, schools, bridges, cemeteries, commercial buildings, farms, etc. These architectural survey files include paper survey forms; photographs (i.e. prints, contact sheets, slides and negatives); maps; measured drawings; blueprints; and accompanying materials.

The AHC created the Alabama Register of Landmarks & Heritage in 1975 to help preservationists inform the public about significant buildings, sites, structures, objects, cemeteries, and districts in the state. The Alabama Register documents buildings, sites, structures, objects, districts, and cultural landscapes in Alabama that have historic integrity and significance.

The AHC maintains the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register which provides official historic designation for cemeteries and assists those interested in purchasing a historical marker or plaques for cemeteries.

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