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Historical Marker Database

The Historical Marker Database ( is a voluntary effort to document and catalog historical markers, mainly from the US and Canada (a few markers from foreign countries are also listed). Markers are listed by category and state; you can also search by multiple parameters (keywords, postal code, county, etc.). Marker info pages have a photo of the marker, a copy of the marker text …


… latitude/longitude of the marker, a context photo showing the general surroundings of the marker, and a list of other nearby markers. A link will take you to a Google Maps page showing the location of the marker and other nearby markers; a link at the top of the map page will let you download a GPX file with all the marker positions for upload to your GPS unit (TomTom POI files are also available). There’s even a custom version of the page for mobile phone; enter your latitude/longitude and get a listing of up to 20 markers near your current location.

The site also accepts submissions of historical makers not yet in the database (requires free registration).

Looking for something else? Enter some keywords below, then click "Search".