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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 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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    Virginia Historical MarkersDefenses of Richmond

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    This state marker is located on the west side of Airport Rd.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersChesterfield County Courthouse

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    This maker is located right next to highway 10.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMagnolia Grange

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    This maker is located right next to highway 10.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 7/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersDoctor Still's Birthplace

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    A local roadside historical marker dated 1979 placed at Dr. Still Park in Lee County, near the town of Jonesville.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWilliam H. Starnes: Agricultural Educator

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2013.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersJohn Ball 1789-1809

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    A historical marker sponsored by the descendants of John Ball, approved by the Lee County Board of Supervisors.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 6/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersScott County / Tennessee

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    Marker on Hwy US-23 at the state border describes general Tennessee historical background - and for Scott County.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/27/2014

    last visited: 5/27/2014

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    Virginia Historical MarkersStuart's Ride Around Pope

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    This Virginia Historical Marker is on Old Bridge Road and Waterloo Road (Hwys 613 & 622) near the small community of Waterloo, Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/24/2014

    last visited: 2/26/2012

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    Virginia Historical MarkersLee County/Scott County

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

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/24/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersAshland Farm

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    This Virginia Historical Marker is on Lee Highway (US 211) just east of Holtzclaw Road (Hwy 681), about 3.5 miles of Warrenton, Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/23/2014

    last visited: 2/26/2012

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSecond Manassas Campaign Stuart's Catlett Station Raid

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    This Virginia Historical Marker is on Lee Highway (US 211) just east of Holtzclaw Road (Hwy 681), about 3.5 miles of Warrenton, Virginia.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/23/2014

    last visited: 2/26/2012

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    Virginia Historical MarkersLoudoun County Emancipation Association Grounds

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    Marker placed by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources commemorating an early African American organization in the area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/16/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersMajor General Ben H. Fuller

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed in 2001 by the Department of Historical Resources, giving history of a Marine Corps general who lived in this area.

    posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/9/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersCarl Martin Early Musical Pioneer

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2002.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 5/5/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersEarly Settlers in Russell County

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    A Virginia Historical Marker erected in 1982.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 4/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersDorton's Fort

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    A Virginia Historical Marker placed by the Department of Historic Resources in 2004.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 2/23/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersOld Russell County Courthouse

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

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Manville Possum Hunters

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 2/22/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersJohn Colter

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    John Colter traveled from Virginia, signed on the Corps as a Kentuckian, then to Montana and returned to Missouri.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 2/1/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersDecoy Airfield

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    Marker describing a fake airfield located here during WWII. The decoy was designed to protect Byrd Airfield (now Richmond International Airport) in the case of an aerial assault.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member archway

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/30/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersSecond Prince William County Courthouse

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    In 1745 the second Prince William County Courthouse was built near here along Cedar Run.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member debfrost08

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 1/11/2014

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersFirst County Seat

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    Grayson County Courthouse was located here before being moved to Independence in 1850.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FRESH AIR53

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 10/20/2013

    last visited: never

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    Virginia Historical MarkersWestmoreland Association

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    The Stamp Act was a tax imposed by the British on the colonies, requiring printed materials be produced on stamped paper produced in London. The sign is about the protests of this tax.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie

    location: Virginia

    date approved: 10/18/2013

    last visited: never

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