HISTORICAL MARKERS USA

State Historical Markers

Across the United States sites of historical significance are designated with placards or markers. The following are guides to markers in each state:

Alabama

• The Alabama Historical Association (www.alabamahistory.net/historical-markers.html)

• The Alabama Historical Commission (www.preserveala.org)

Alaska

• Alaska Historical Society (www.alaskahistoricalsociety.org)

Arizona

• Arizona Memory Project (http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/ref/collection/statepubs/id/10100)

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Arkansas

• Arkansas Historic Preservation Program (www.arkansaspreservation.com/historical-markers-in-arkansas)

California

• California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation (http://ohp.parks.ca.g ov) Colorado

• History Colorado (www.historycolorado.org/researchers/historic-marker-database) Connecticut

• Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library (www.chs.org)

Delaware

• Delaware’s Historic Markers Program (http://archives.delaware.gov/markers/markers-search.shtml)

District of Columbia

• Historical Society of Washington, D.C. (www.historydc.org)

Florida

• Florida Division of Historical Resources (http://dos.myflorida.com/historical/preservation/historical-markers/)

Georgia

• Georgia Historical Society (http://georgiahistory.com)

Hawaii

• State Historic Preservation (http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/shpd)

Idaho

• Idaho State Historical Society (http://history.idaho.gov/highway-historical-markers) Illinois

• Illinois State Historical Society (www.historyillinois.org/FindAMarker.aspx)

Indiana

• Indiana Historical Bureau (www.in.gov/history/2350.htm)

Iowa

• State Historical Society of Iowa (https://iowaculture.gov/history/sites)

Kansas

• Kansas Historical Society (www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-markers/14999) Kentucky

• Kentucky Historical Society (http://history.ky.gov)

Louisiana

• Louisiana Office of Tourism (www.crt.state.la.us)

Maine

Maine Historic Preservation Commission (www.maine.gov/mhpc)

Maryland

• Maryland Historical Trust (http://mht.maryland.gov/historicalmarkers/) Massachusetts

• Massachusetts Historic Commission (www.sec.state.ma.us/mhc/mhcidx.htm) Michigan

• Michigan Historical Commission (www.michmarkers.com)

Minnesota

• Minnesota Department of Transportation (www.dot.state.mn.us)

Mississippi

• Mississippi Historic Preservation (http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/preserve/state-historic-preservation-office/)

Missouri

• State Historical Society of Missouri (http://shs.umsystem.edu/index.shtml)

Montana

• Montana Memory Project (http://mtmemory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p267301coll1/id/4345)

Nebraska

• Nebraska State Historical Society (www.nebraskahistory.org/publish/markers/texts) Nevada

• State Historic Preservation Office (http://shpo.nv.gov/home/historical-markers)

New Hampshire

• New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources (www.nh.gov/nhdhr/markers)

New Jersey

• New Jersey Historic T rust (www.njht.org/dca/njht/touring)

New Mexico

• New Mexico Historic Preservation Division (www.nmhistoricmarkers.org)

New York

• New York State Museum (www.nysm.nysed.gov)

North Carolina

• North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources (www.ncmarkers.com/Home.aspx) North Dakota

• State Historical Society of North Dakota (http://history.nd.gov/index.html)

Ohio

• Ohio Historical Society (www.remarkableohio.org)

Oklahoma

• Oklahoma Historical Society (www.okhistory.org/sites/markers)

Oregon

• Oregon Travel Experience (http://ortravelexperience.com/oregon-historical-markers/historical-marker-map)

Pennsylvania

• Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

(www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/communitv/pennsvlvania historical marker program/2539)

Rhode Island

• State of Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (www.preservation.ri.gov/resources/library comm.php)

South Carolina

• State Historic Preservation Office (http://shpo.sc.gov/programs/Pages/Markers.aspx)

South Dakota

• South Dakota Historical Society (http://history.sd.gov/preservation/OtherServices/HistoricalMarkers.aspx)

Tennessee

• Tennessee Historical Commission (https://tn.gov/environment/article/thc-state-historical-markers)

Texas

• Texas Historical Commission (www.thc.state.tx.us/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers)

Utah

• Utah State Historical Society (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/historic-markers)

Vermont

• Vermont Division for Historic Preservation (http://historicsites.vermont.gov/roadside markers)

Virginia

• Virginia Department of Historic Resources (www.dhr.virginia.gov/hiway markers/hwmarker info.htm)

Washington

• Washington State Department of Transportation (www.wsdot.wa.gov/localprograms/scenicbyways/markers.htm)

West Virginia

• West Virginia Archives & History (www.wvculture.org/history/markers.html) Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Historical Society (www.wisconsinhistory.org/Content.aspx?dsNav=N:1475)

Wyoming

• State Historic Preservation Office (http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/MM/Index.aspx)

Historical Marker Database

Historical Marker Database (HMDB, www.hmdb.org), managed by an organization of self-directed volunteers, is an illustrated and searchable online catalog of worldwide historical roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques.

HMDB listed 132,172 markers as of April 2016, distributed by category as follows:

20th century: 2,207

Abolition & Underground Railroad: 478

African-Americans: 2,773

Agriculture: 1,292

Air & Space: 984

Animals: 561

Antebellum, Southern U.S.: 994

Arts, letters, music: 1,544

Bridges & viaducts: 885

Cemeteries & Burial sites: 3,388

Charity & Public works: 1,443

Churches: 5,365

Civil rights: 775

Colonial era: 4,615

Communications: 624

Disasters: 518

Education: 3,813

Entertainment: 1,265

Environment: 911

Exploration: 1,285

Forts, Castles: 2,264

Fraternal and Sororal organizations: 1,050

Government: 1,874

Heroes: 1,295

Hispanic-Americans: 278

Horticulture & Forestry: 735

Industry & Commerce: 7,211

Man-made features: 2,809

Native-Americans: 3,547

Natural features: 861

Natural resources: 877

Notable buildings: 8,112

Notable events: 3,002

Notable persons: 7,547

Notable places: 4,057

Patriots & Patriotism: 3,306

Political subdivisions: 1,019

Politics: 1,762

Railroads & Streetcars: 2,242

Roads & Vehicles: 2,513

Science & Medicine: 1,050

Settlements & Settlers: 9,888

Sports: 775

War of 1812: 1,045

War, French and Indian: 523

War, Mexican-American: 275

War, Spanish-American: 368

War, Texas Independence: 281

War, U.S. Civil: 12,221

War, U.S. Indian: 1,038

War, U.S. Revolutionary: 4,592

War, Vietnam: 975

War, World I: 1,481

War, World II: 2,579

Waterways & Vessels: 3,000

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