- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 20, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A new, interactive map highlights thousands of historical structures and places in Alabama.

The Alabama Historical Commission said its Historic Preservation Map Initiative is now available to the public. It includes images and links to paper files that have been converted into digital resources that can be viewed by clicking on multiple locations on an Alabama map.

The map is still a work in progress, but the agency said 42 of the state’s 67 counties have been plotted so far, and more than 40,000 points have been mapped into one layer. About 130,000 documents have been scanned including survey forms, photographs, booklets, and maps.

“As an easily accessible public record of Alabama historic resources, it also includes documentation of properties receiving state and federal tax credits, cemeteries, Native American sites and historic African-American schools,” commission chairman Eddie Griffith said in a statement.

The map can be viewed on a desktop computer or mobile devices.

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