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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 MarkersKingsmill

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    A former plantation in the Williamsburg area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/31/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersOccahannock

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    At the county line of Northampton and Accomack.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/31/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersArlington

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    Along US 13 east of the former Arlington house and the Arlington community.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/31/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSalem Methodist Church

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    Site of a violent division between Methodists.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAppomattox County/Campbell County

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    A county line marker for Appomattox and Campbell Counties.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/30/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersVaughan Road

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    A road used strategically many times during the Civil Road.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBattle of Drewry's Bluff

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    After the Peninsula Campaign, Drewry's Bluff was part of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign which this marker describes.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBattle of Williamsburg

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    A marker depicting the events of the Battle of Williamsburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAccomac County/Northampton County

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    A county line marker for Accomac and Northampton Counties

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/29/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersEngagement of Middletown

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    Commemorates Stonewall Jackson led battle.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMiddletown

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    A marker telling the history of Middletown.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersOld Stone Fort

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    An old marker in Middletown.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMagruder's Defenses

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    Located in Williamsburg on US 60.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/28/2015

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersJones Point

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    A state marker at the entrance to Jones Point Park.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/31/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersJames Pleasants

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersDahlgren's Raid

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSabot Hill

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersHuguenot Settlement

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam Webber

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersThe 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church Manakin

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    This is one of many markers along Route 6.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersEleazar Clay

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    A state marker on the north side of Route 360, Hull Street.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 12/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSaint Paul's Chapel School - Rosenwald Funded

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    A Virginia Historical Marker erected in 2014.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LJParr

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/4/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBerryville Clarke County

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    Berryville Clark County

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member farmer_bill

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/3/2014

    last visited: 8/3/2014

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    Virginia Historical MarkersUnion Army Enters Richmond

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    A state marker along the James River in the capital city of Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/17/2014

    last visited: never

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