Historical Markers in
Baldwin County, Alabama

173d Airborne Brigade (Sep) 1814 - 1977 1st Division, U.S. Colored Troops 32 Pounder Sea Coast Defense Gun 6.4” (100 pounder) Parrott Rifle / 7” Brooke Rifle A County Older Than the State, Baldwin County Alabama Albert Carey Danner All Gave Some - Some Gave All Baldwin County Eternal Flame Veterans Memorial Baldwin County Korean War Monument Baldwin County Vietnam War Memorial Baldwin County World War II Memorial Baldwin County WWI Monument Bartram’s Trail Battery Dearborn (1900-1924) Battery Schenck (1899-1923) Battery Thomas (1898-1917) Battle of Blakeley Bay Circle Bay Minette Korean War Memorial Bay Minette, Alabama Bay of the Holy Spirit Bottle Creek Site Brodbeck and Zundel General Merchandise Store Caisson Trace Camp Withers Citadel (1825-1865) City of Daphne City of Foley City of Foley Camellia Walk Cobb's Light Colonia Italiana 1888-The Beautiful Forest / The Founding Fathers of the Italian Colony Colors of Significance: Historic Flags of Mobile Point Confederate Drive Confederate Main Line of Resistance Confederate Redoubt No. 3 / Gibson’s Brigade Confederate Redoubt No. 4 / Holtzclaw's Brigade Confederate Redoubt No. 5 / Ector's Brigade Confederate Rest Cemetery Craig Turner Sheldon "Damn The Torpedoes!" The Campaigns for Mobile, 1864 - 1865 Daphne United Methodist Church Fairhope Museum of History First Battle of Fort Bowyer First Creek War Fort Blakeley (Fort Blakely*) Fort Bowyer Fort Bowyer War of 1812 Fort McDermott Fort McDermott Fort Mims Fort Mims And The Creek Indian War, 1813-14 Fort Mims Massacre Ft. McDermott Confederate Memorial Park Fuller Memorial Park Gen. Bernardo de Galvez Gulf Shores Community Here ends the Alabama Scenic River Trail Historic Stockton / Old Schoolyard Park History of Lottie, Alabama Indian Village Achuse Jenkins Farm / Jenkins Farmhouse Josephine Judge Harry Toulmin Kennedy Mill, c.1811 Land, Capital, Labor Little Bethel Baptist Church: Magnolia Springs, Alabama Major Robert Farmar Plantation Marietta Johnson Navy Cove / Pilot Town Noble Leslie DeVotie Officer’s Row Orange Beach Community Cemetery Orange Beach Municipal Complex Orange Beach, Alabama Panama Mount Patriot's Point Memorial Peace Magazine (1902-1924) Perdido Pass Perdido Vineyards Post Hospital Complex Public Education in Baldwin County / Little Red Schoolhouse Historic Site Red Fort Redoubt Six Revolutionary War Battlefield and Burial Ground at Spanish Fort (1780-1781) Romar Beach Saluda Hill Cemetery Sea Coast Mortar Second Battle of Fort Bowyer Site of Baldwin County's First Courthouse Site Of The Naval Battery Sonora Community / Sonora School and Community Hall Spanish Fort Spanish Fort Stockton Presbyterian Church Stop 7 Fort McDermott: Stop 8 The Eighth Iowa Line: Summerdale / Summerdale's Turpentine Still Tears of Sorrow The 8th Iowa Infantry The Apalachee Village The Battery Bailey The Battery Lincoln The Battle of Fort Blakeley The Battle of Fort Blakely The Battle of Mobile Bay The Bottle Creek Site The Charles Swift Family / Swift Coles Historic Home The Citadel The Eastern Shore Trail The Final Assault The Mound Line The Overland Campaign The Pride of Seven Flags "The Shells Were Bursting All Around Us" The Siege of Fort Blakeley The Society War of 1812 in the State of Alabama The Springs The Town of Blakeley The Union First Parallel / Union Siege Battery No. 16 The United States Colored Troops (USCT) at the Battle of Fort Blakeley U.S. Model 1918M1 155mm Gun and Model 1918A1 Carriage Union Artillery Batteries Union Siege Battery No. 1 Union Siege Battery No. 21 / 3rd Brigade of Carr's Division Vicinity of Salt Works and Camp Anderson Welcome to the Fairhope Pier Women's Veterans Memorial “Damn The Torpedoes!”
Alabama is home to the oldest baseball stadium in the United States. Rickwood Field, located in Birmingham, was built in 1910 and is still in use today.
Baldwin County, AL, located on the Gulf Coast, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The area was originally inhabited by Native American tribes, such as the Creek, Choctaw, and Chickasaw, who relied on the abundant natural resources of the region for their livelihoods.

In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in the area and claimed it as part of their territory. They established settlements and missions, but their presence was short-lived as the French, British, and eventually the United States asserted control over the region. The county is named after Abraham Baldwin, a delegate from Georgia who signed the U.S. Constitution.

During the 19th century, Baldwin County became an important hub for shipping and commerce due to its strategic location and access to waterways. The towns of Daphne, Fairhope, and Bay Minette thrived as trading centers, attracting settlers from various backgrounds and cultures. The county also played a significant role in the Civil War, with some areas supporting the Confederacy and others remaining Unionist.

In the early 20th century, Baldwin County experienced a period of economic growth and development. The discovery of oil and natural gas reserves in the region brought new opportunities, and agriculture, particularly the growth of timber and citrus, continued to be important industries. The county also became a popular tourist destination, known for its pristine beaches and charming towns.

Today, Baldwin County remains a vibrant and growing community. It is one of the fastest-growing counties in Alabama, experiencing a boom in residential and commercial development. The county's rich history and natural beauty continue to attract visitors and residents alike, making it a desirable place to live, work, and play.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Baldwin County, Alabama.

  • 1800 - Baldwin County was established on December 21.
  • 1809 - The county seat was established in Blakeley.
  • 1868 - The county seat was moved to Daphne.
  • 1901 - The county seat was moved to Bay Minette.
  • 1907 - The first Baldwin County Courthouse was built in Bay Minette.
  • 2005 - Hurricane Katrina caused significant damage in the county.
  • 2010 - The population of Baldwin County exceeded 180,000 residents.