ROAD SIGNS OF ALABAMA

All photos taken by Mark O'Neil unless otherwise noted

Updated March 2, 2002

INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

(April 2000) DeKalb Co, AL. Current interstate signs with the state name. It had appeared that Alabama was going to drop the state name in the late 90's but they chose to retain the name.

U.S. HIGHWAY SIGNS

Older embossed US shield - not reflective. In the mid-50's, Alabama used a non-cutout shield similar to modern shields except the background was not painted black. (Collection of Robert Edgar).

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

Current style Alabama state route marker. Three digit signs use an extended 36" sign with a distorted map. (Photo by Joe Koehler).

Older style Alabama route marker used between the late 40's and the early 60's. These signs are reflective and screened. Older style signs had "ALA ROAD" placed above the number. (Photo by Michael Summa).

Older Alabama route marker from the 1920's and early 30's. These black- on-white signs were probably made of porcelain. (Scanned from the 1926 Rand McNally Road Atlas)

COUNTY ROUTE SIGNS

(April 2000) DeKalb Co, AL. Current style county route marker. This style of sign was phased in around 1972. Older style county route markers are triangular in shape (like Tennessee secondary route signs) and cut-out. This particular sign must have been made late on a Friday afternoon.

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