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Virginia Historical Markers
Description:
Almost every driver on Virginia’s roadways has seen one. The state sponsored markers are tall, silver historical highway markers. In addition there are historical markers sponsored by municipalities, counties, and various organizations such as the DAR. All together there are many more than 2,000 of them bringing bits of history to motorists in Virginia.
Expanded Description:
The state highway marker program, begun in 1927 and administered by the Department of Historic Resources (DHR), is one of the oldest in the country. The markers, silver with black letters and emblazoned with the state seal, carry historical inscriptions commemorating sites, individuals, buildings, and events of statewide or national interest. Other historical markers, such as county marker programs are also welcome in this category.
Instructions for Posting a Virginia Historical Markers Waymark:
1. The waymark must be an official Virginia Historic Marker, erected by the authority of the state, a municipality, college, or similar authority. It should be along a highway, in a highway rest area, or some other similar setting.

2. Each marker must include a photo you have taken of the marker. Additional photos showing you or your GPS with the marker and the area or the place commemorated by the marker would be great, but not required. Please do not use pictures from other sites without prior permission.

3. In the "long description" field, please include a brief description of the purpose for the marker. What happened here? You can enter the marker text, or summarize it, or use your own words.

4. The text of a marker usually only hints at the depth of the history behind it. Try doing a Google search on the subject matter of the marker, and if you find a good website, include a link in the optional field provided.


The minimum requirements to be approved as a Virginia Historical Marker are:

  • Include only the NAME (not marker number or location) in the name.
  • The marker location must be accurate.
  • The marker must be a state, county, or local roadside historical marker.
  • The picture must be of high enough quality to where the words on the marker can be read. Please do not include a photo of your GPS.
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    Virginia Historical MarkersThird Battle of Winchester

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    Marker outlining the events surrounding Gen Jubal Early's Confederate forces during the third battle on 19 September, 1864.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersPennington Gap

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Virginia Conservation Association in 1941.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/26/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWise County/Russell County

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed in 2003 by the Department of Historic Resources.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/20/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFrances Dickenson Scott Johnson

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Conservation and Historic Resources in 1986.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/15/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFirst Poles Arrive

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    This is one of a series of markers along Jamestown Road.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/18/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWest Virginia / Alleghany County

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    A two sided sign telling us where Alleghnay County was formed from and when West Virginia became a state.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/25/2016

    last visited: 2/4/2016

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAlleghany County Virginia / West Virginia

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    A two sided sign telling us where Alleghnay County was formed from and when West Virginia became a state.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/13/2016

    last visited: 2/4/2016

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAnna Marie Lane--Soldier Of The American Revolution

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    "Perhaps a native of New Hampshire, Anna Maria Lane followed her husband, John Lane, who enlisted in the Continental army in 1776 and served in the campaigns in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia."

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 10/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersJohn Mitchell, Jr., "Fighting Editor"

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    "Although he has largely receded from the public consciousness, John Mitchell Jr., the editor and publisher of the Richmond Planet, was well known to many black, and not a few white, Americans in his day."

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 10/12/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersLottie Moon

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    "Charlotte Digges "Lottie" Moon was a Southern Baptist missionary to China with the Foreign Mission Board who spent nearly forty years living and working in China." ~ Wikipedia

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAugusta County/Nelson County

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by Virginia Historic Landmarks in 1982 in Rockfish Gap.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/16/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFirst English Thanksgiving In Virginia

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    This Historical Marker commemorates The First Thanksgiving in Virginia in 1619.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/27/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersGrayson County/North Carolina

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    A state line marker between North Carolina and Grayson County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSt. Paul's Church

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    One in a grouping of three markers on VA 3 west of King George.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFranklin County/Bedford County

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    This is located wholly in Bedford County as the county line is in the middle of the Roanoke River.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWise

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    A descriptive account about the town of Wise that was originally called Big Glades and followed by Gladesville.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 7/23/2016

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    Virginia Historical MarkersPeyton Guyn Hale

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    A member of the House of Delegates and State Senate in the 1800s.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersIntermediate Defenses

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    Richmond's Defense line near where Kilpatrick halted his raid.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBelleview

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    Major John Reed's pioneer home near Martinsville.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSeashore State Park

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    The original name for First Landing State Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersThe Great Dismal Swamp

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    A marker for the swamp that covered more than one million acres at one time.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 5/26/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBristol Iron Works

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    A marker about an iron works that was located on the Rappahannock.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersHenry County/Franklin County

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    A county line marker in the median of US 220.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersKing George County/Westmoreland County

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    A county line marker southeast of King George.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/25/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersNorth Bend

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    This marker tells about North Bend plantation that was built by the sister of President William Henry Harrison.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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