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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 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/8/2015

    last visited: 4/8/2015

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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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular 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 Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersKittiewan and Doctor Rickman

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    A marker about Kittiewan Plantation and its owner during the Revolution.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersHistory of Oak Grove

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    George Washington went to school nearby among other bits of history.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersGettysburg Campaign

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    A marker along Ewell's path toward Gettysburg.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersHanover Baptist Church

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    A marker for the oldest Baptist Church in King George County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersClark Family Farm

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    The Clark family home where both George Rogers Clark lived and William Clark was born.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersHistory of Dumfries

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    A marker in a grouping located on US 1.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersDumfries Raid

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    One of several markers in a grouping on US 1.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersRevolutionary War Campaign of 1781

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    One of a group of markers at this location.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/29/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam Byrd's Camp

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    Located not far from the North Carolina border and south of Ridgeway on US 220.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/28/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersManeuvering to the North Anna River

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    A battle after Spotsylvania Courthouse.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/22/2015

    last visited: 3/11/2015

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    Virginia Historical MarkersThe Glebe

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    A marker about old parish lands.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 3/17/2015

    last visited: 3/28/2015

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