Historical Marker Database

This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.

This is a useful research tool for local history. The database contains more than 92,000 markers nationwide. For a short-term history project in the classroom, consider having students contribute to the database by adding entries for local markers in your area. Review the guidelines for submission.