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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 MarkersNewport News

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    Historic marker describing the founding of Newport News

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/8/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMembers of Congress

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2000.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/6/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSeminary United Methodist Church

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2000.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 8/6/2017

    last visited: 8/6/2017

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    Virginia Historical MarkersThe Glebe

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    Virginia Historical Marker for the Glebe

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/26/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical Marker for Bushfield

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/26/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMorgan Jones Kiln

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    Virginia Historical Marker for the Morgan Jones Kiln

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jonathanatpsu

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/26/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSharon Baptist Church

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    Virginia Historical Highway Marker M-34

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/1/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersCumberland County/Powhatan County

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    Double sided Virginia Historic highway marker Z-197 on the Cumberland/Powhatan county line.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member garmin_geek

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/1/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWatergate Investigation

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by Arlington County, Virginia in 2008.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/24/2017

    last visited: 7/16/2017

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    Virginia Historical MarkersARPANET

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by Arlington County, Virginia in 2008.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/24/2017

    last visited: 7/16/2017

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBenge's Gap

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historical Resources in 1999.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 2/4/2017

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAssassin's End - Port Royal, Virginia

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    This historical marker stands on Route 301 near where the Garrett Farm was located in 1865.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/16/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersBluefield Virginia

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

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersPocahontas

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Virginia Conservation Commission in 1947.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAbb's Valley

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Virginia Conservation Commission in 1939.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersPocahontas Cemetery

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2012.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersTown of Pocahontas Commercial District

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2012.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 11/3/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFormation of the Southern Methodist Church - QA15

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    Marker with information on the formation of the Southern Methodist Church in Petersburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/29/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersGeneral Lee's Headquarters - QA7

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    Marker giving information about General Lee's headquarter in Petersburg during the Civil War.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/29/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFolly Castle - QA1

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    Marker for historic house in Petersburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/28/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersTwo Noted Homes - QA14

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    Marker with information on two historic homes in Petersburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/27/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSt. Paul's Church - QA10

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    Marker giving information on historic Episcopal church in Petersburg, Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/27/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersCorling's Corner - QA26

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    Historical marker indicating where enslaved individuals were rented out for a year in Petersburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/25/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWestover Church - V14

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    Marker with history of early church in the Charles City, Virginia area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/24/2016

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersPiney Grove and E.A. Saunders - V23

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    Marker with information about historic home near Charles City, Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 9/24/2016

    last visited: never

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