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Three historical markers to be unveiled to celebrate Sylacauga’s history


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – In the spirit of the Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration, the Sylacauga Historical Commission will reveal three historical markers for famed destinations in Sylacauga.

The Commission will unveil the three markers at next Tuesday’s Sylacauga City Council meeting at Sylacauga City Hall.

The following markers will be presented: Sylacauga Historic Commercial District (National Register of Historic Places – June 2, 2004),  Sylacauga Cemetery-(Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage – Sept. 15, 1975), and B. B. Comer Memorial Library (National Register of Historic Places -Sept. 5, 2005).  The library is currently serving as the Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center.

“This project reflects the mission statement of our Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration as the markers commemorate the stories of our people, place and path to statehood. Our city is one of many that make our state great and we have a story to tell which reflects the 181 years of our part in state history,” said Linda Dickson. Dickson is the Sylacauga Historical Commission chairman.  “When these markers are placed in their designated places of honor, they will become the storytellers for generations to come.  A historic marker allows you to pause and reflect on the significance of an area and allow the viewer to have a mindful moment of the story portrayed. The markers remind all who will take a moment to read of these pioneer efforts of the privilege that we have been afforded to be a part of the 200th birthday celebration of our state.”

This event has been endorsed by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission as well as the local Bicentennial Committee.

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