UPDATE: The unveiling will take place at 2 p.m. instead of 1 p.m. with the hope of avoiding rain.
Due to weather concerns, the Bay Circle historical marker unveiling ceremony has been postponed from January 29th to 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 5th. All are welcome to attend the ceremony at the corner of Bay Circle and Canal Road, near Orange Beach Waterfront Park.
The plaque will highlight the historical significance of the Bay Circle area on the southern shores of Wolf Bay that was the original "downtown" of Orange Beach.
The unveiling of the historical marker on February 5th is part of the City of Orange Beach’s participation in ALABAMA 200, the state’s official bicentennial commemoration. Beginning in January 2017 and running through December 2019, Alabamians all over the state and beyond have been creating and taking part in educational and enriching opportunities to discover, explore, preserve, and share stories about Alabama’s rich history.
The Bay Circle marker will join five others placed around the city and future ones as well. Over the past two years, historical markers were dedicated at Perdido Pass, Romar Beach and the Orange Beach Municipal Complex. There are also markers in place at Bear Point Cemetery and the Coastal Arts Center, site of the original Orange Beach Hotel. Two more historical markers are planned.
For more information about ALABAMA200, visit www.alabama200.org. For more information on Orange Beach’s historical marker or the unveiling ceremony, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 251-597-2982.