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Signs of History
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Description:
You see them everywhere - on the sides of buildings, at waysides, bolted to rocks - signs that commemorate the history of an area. WARNING: There are already many historic marker categories restricted to geographic areas, particular subjects, or official lists. If the marker you are trying to waymark fits in one of the existing categories, it is NOT allowed here. This category was conceived to fill the gaps these other categories miss. Click on "show additional information" before posting.
Expanded Description:

Find a sign that commemorates the history of an area. This needs to be a permanent sign that was placed by a government organization, church, university or social organization.

We are looking for signs with approximately 50 words that commemorate a bit of local history that occurred at or near the sign that teach the reader about it that cannot be waymarked in another existing historical marker category.

We are not looking for:
o Signs that are commercial in nature
o Signs that simply say "George Washington slept here 1785."
o Signs whose primary purpose is to state that a structure was placed on a National or State Register of Historic places without giving a significant description of the history behind the building
o Signs that give technical details of a structure (height, length, cost, materials used, construction duration) without also providing history
o Signs that teach about science or nature without giving the specific history of the subject

The following is a list of the other historical marker categories on waymarking.com and what historical markers they allow or don't allow as far as we are able to determine (this is currently a work in progress):

United StatesRestrictions
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming Allow any credible historical marker
AlabamaAllows only those on the list
CaliforniaAllows only those on the list
DelawareAllows only those on the list
GeorgiaPlaques located on the Chickamauga National Battlefield (normally blue or red) in NW Georgia detailing the Battle of Chickamauga should be placed in the “Signs of History” category.
HawaiiAllows only those on the list (No list present)
IndianaAllows only those on the list
MarylandAllows only those on the list
NevadaAllows only those on the list
MontanaAllows only outdoor roadside markers (older or newer styles)
New HampshireAllows only those on the list
New JerseyAllows only markers from the New Jersey Historic Trust and New Jersey DOT (no online list - Waymarking.com is helping to create this list)
New YorkOnly official New York State Markers. Visit here for a detailed explanation.
North CarolinaAllows only those on the list
OhioAllows only those on the list
PennsylvaniaAllows only those on the list
TexasAllows only those on the list
TennesseeAllows only those on the list (You must search The Courier newsletter to find the markers)
Virginia (clarification)From the expanded description, "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." However, the group interprets this only as an official metal sign on a pole (usually white, green or bronze). Other types of plaques, kiosks, etc. will not be accepted in Virginia Historic Markers.
West VirginiaAllows only those on the list
WisconsinAllows only those on the list


CanadaRestrictions
Alberta, Manitoba and SaskatchewanAllow any credible historical marker
British ColumbiaAllows only British Columbia Heritage markers.
OntarioAllows only those on the list
QuebecAllows only those on the list , list or list


InternationalRestrictions
Australian, France, Portugal, Norway, United KingdomAllow any credible historical marker


Instructions for Posting a Signs of History Waymark:
Please include the following in your waymark: - Naming convention: Please use the following naming convention: Title of sign - City, State/Province/Country. For example: The Steam Engine - Dallas, TX. If the sign does not have a clear title, then use a short (1-8 word) description of the main topic covered by the sign. If the sign is two-sided or otherwise has two titles, please include both in the waymark name separated by a / - Two quality pictures of the marker that you have personally taken: one a close-up (please make this your default photo) and one a distance shot showing the marker and its surroundings to assist visitors in finding it. Please do not include your GPSr or yourself in these two photos. Take and upload additional photos if you or your GPSr like to be on the web. Also, please photograph any existing structures or locations that are described on the sign (optional). - The text on the marker. - Coordinates obtained personally by you from your GPSr. If the sign is inside a building or other area where GPS signal is weak, then take the coordinates from a logical entrance and include a description of how to to get from the coordinates to the sign in your description. - Please try to find additional information about the event(s) on the sign and post this information or a web link to it.

NAMING: Please name your waymark: Name - City, State/Province/Country.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Take a picture of the marker, preferably including yourself or your GPSr in the photo. A very detailed description of your visit may be substituted for a photo. In any case please provide a description of your visit. A description of only "Visited" or "Saw it while on vacation" by anyone other than the person creating the waymark may be deleted by the waymark owner or the category officers.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Group that erected the marker
  • URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign
  • Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary
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Signs of HistoryThe Springhouse -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history at the walk down to the springhouse at The Hermitage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryProperty, Family, Humanity -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history located on the walk between the Hermitage mansion and the First Hermitage, converted in the 1820s to slave quarters after the mansion was completed

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryArchitectural Evolution of The Hermitage -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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The sign of history located along the walkway to the home tour at The Hermitage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryAlfred's Cabin -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history at The Hermitage at the cabin of Alfred Jackson, a trusted former slave of Andrew Jackson

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryThe Work Yard -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history at the back of the Hermitage mansion just before the visitor enters what was known as the Work Yard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryExplore the Grounds -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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Sign of history at The Hermitage giving a guide to the grounds of the larger Hermitage plantation

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryThe Hermitage Garden -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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The sign of history at The Hermitage Garden, The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of History"A Being so gentle and yet so virtuous" -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history near General Andrew Jackson's and his wife Rachel's tomb at the Jackson family cemetery at the Hermitage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryJackson Family Cemetery -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history at the entrance to the Pres. Andrew Jackson family cemetery at his home at The Hermitage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/12/2019

last visited: 3/10/2019

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Signs of HistoryThe Hermitage Mansion -- The Hermitage, Hermitage TN

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A sign of history near the Hermitage mansion describes the meaning of the Hermitage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/15/2019

last visited: 3/11/2019

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Signs of HistoryOld Hickory Powder Plant - Nashville, TN

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TN History Marker for the Powder Plant that was in operation for WWI

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/29/2015

last visited: 12/3/2019

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Signs of HistoryAdelicia Hays Franklin Acklen Cheatham - Nashville, Tennessee

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Marker giving history of one of the south's wealthiest women locate in front of her mausoleum at the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/24/2013

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryJacques Timothe Boucher de Montbrun of Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee

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Marker is on Gay Street Connector, on the right when traveling north. It is in Bicentennial Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tnmadhatter_01

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/8/2010

last visited: 1/27/2013

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Signs of HistoryFounding of Nashville Tennessee

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Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Avenue North and Church Street, on the right when traveling north on 1st Avenue North.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tnmadhatter_01

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/3/2010

last visited: 9/2/2018

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Signs of HistoryFourth and Church of Nashville in Davidson County, Tennessee

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Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Avenue North and Church Street, on the left when traveling south on 4th Avenue North.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Tnmadhatter_01

location: Tennessee

date approved: 7/3/2010

last visited: 9/16/2019

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Signs of HistoryLest We Forget: The Middle Passage -- Nashville TN

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A monument on the Tennessee State Capitol grounds has been placed to commemorate the Africans who died on the slave ships that traversed the Middle Passage to America from the 17th through 19th centuries

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/28/2019

last visited: 3/12/2019

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Signs of HistoryHume-Fogg High School - Nashville, Tennessee

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Site of first public school in Nashville now occupied by magnet school Hume-Fogg High School

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/19/2013

last visited: 3/10/2019

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Signs of HistorySouth Field - Nashville, Tennessee

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Plaque giving history of early military training ground in Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/17/2013

last visited: 3/10/2019

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Signs of HistoryCaptain John Gordon - Nashville, Tennessee

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Plaque giving history of early settler in Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 3/17/2013

last visited: 3/10/2019

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Signs of HistoryBuilding Fort Negley - Nashville, Tennesee

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Marker giving history of the construction of Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/17/2013

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBattle of Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee

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Marker giving history of the Civil War Battle of Nashville. Located at Fort Negley.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/17/2013

last visited: 5/6/2015

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Signs of HistoryDecline and Restoration of Fort Negley - Nashville, Tennessee

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Marker giving history of decline and restoration of Fort Negley in Nashville, Tennessee.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Tennessee

date approved: 2/17/2013

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryRobertson County Courthouse - Springfield, TN

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History marker telling of the construction of the very nearby county courthouse.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member thegorilla23

location: Tennessee

date approved: 4/23/2015

last visited: 4/27/2015

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Signs of HistoryThe Very Forest Seemed to Fall - Stones River National Battlefield - Murfreesboro, TN

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One of the marker at the beginning of the trek through the battlefield

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/6/2015

last visited: 10/1/2016

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Signs of HistoryRemembering by Rail - Stones River Battlefield National Park - Murfreesboro, TN

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Since Stones River was a battle for the Railroads, they became a railroad sight seeing stops in the 20th century.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Tennessee

date approved: 9/2/2014

last visited: 10/1/2016

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