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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.
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Signs of HistorySanta Fe RR Station Master's House - Ropesville, TX

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Driving by we thought it was a depot so we stopped to check it out.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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When Robert Tyndall sailed past Gloucester Point in 1608, the York River and the Chesapeake Bay were unspoiled worlds. His fellow explorer, John Smith, boasted that Virginia was a “fruitful and delightsome land.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe British Safety Valve An Attempted Escape from Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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On the night of October 16, 1871, after almost three weeks of the American-French siege, the British defenses at Yorktown were crumbling. In a last ditch effort to save his army, General Cornwallis decided on a desperate plan.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryAttacking with “Decisive Vigor” The Battle of the Hook - Gloucester Point VA

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One of the largest cavalry battles of the Revolution was fought a few miles north of Gloucester Point. The Battle of the Hook set the stage for the American victory at Yorktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryNatives, Explorers, Tobacco and Buccaneers - Gloucester Point VA

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In 1600, this tidewater land was part of a vast American Indian empire ruled by the Powhatan nation. English mariner and mapmaker Robert Tyndall found a narrow entrance to the York River in 1608.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryA Vital British Outpost at Gloucester Point - Gloucester Point VA

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In 1781, large armies and important events came to Gloucester Point and to Yorktown across the river. An 8,300 man British army, commanded by General Charles Lord Cornwallis, marched to the Virginia coast to establish a naval base.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryGloucester Point The 1781 Siege of Yorktown - Gloucester Point VA

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While the earthworks in front of you date to the Civil War, during the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the British also constructed extensive fortifications in this area.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryAfter the Surrender at Yorktown - Gloucester Point VA

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Near this place on October 19, 1781, a surrender occurred one hour after the Surrender at Yorktown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Development Of Olde Wythe - Hampton VA

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In the years prior to the Civil War, the area known today as Olde Wythe was simply country farm land, with no special designation. After the war it remained the same for quite a while as there were no roads in the area, just country lanes.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryHampton Roads – World’s Greatest Harbor - Wythe VA

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The body of water before you, named Hampton Roads, is one of the world’s biggest, deepest, natural harbors. It is formed at the mouths of the James, Nansemond and Elizabeth Rivers and empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Virginia

date approved: 11/1/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of History1829 Cantonment Atkinson 1832 - Lake Charles, LA

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A historical marker in Veterans Memorial Park in Lake Charles, LA placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton

location: Louisiana

date approved: 10/31/2020

last visited: 8/24/2007

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Signs of HistoryFort Saint Simons - St. Simons Island GA

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Was erected on this site in 1736 by British Forces under Oglethorpe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/30/2020

last visited: never

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The 800 stones before you have three meanings: *They represent the approximate number of soldiers killed or wounded in Savannah on the foggy morning of October 9, 1779.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/30/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Battle of Savannah - Savannah GA

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The 1779 Battle of Savannah was one of the deadliest of the entire American Revolution. The overwhelming defeat of French and American forces resulted in an allied withdrawal and in approximately 800 wounded or killed, with British losses totaling 55 wounded or dead.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/30/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryLocomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks - Hampton GA

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Running between Atlanta and Savannah, the first trial run of the Nancy Hanks was made in October of 1892. With its cars originally painted vermilion red with gold trim, and finally royal blue with gold trim.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Georgia

date approved: 10/30/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCherokee Heritage Trails Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi - Vonore TN

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Cherokee Heritage Trails (Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi) wind through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, in the heart of Cherokee homelands that once encompassed more than 140,000 square miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryUnicoi Turnpike Trail A Path Through Time - Vonore TN

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The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 years. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryBuilt 1914 Winchester City Hall - Winchester TN

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Between the 1850s and 1911, a livery stable and stone works occupied the north end of this site. With the John Custer Family home on the south corner, the present building was constructed for the US Post Office and various government offices.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience-From Furs to Factories - Vonore TN

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From the beginning of the eighteenth century until the American Revolution, Cherokee hunters and trappers traded tens of thousands of animal pelts for manufactured goods imported by licensed British traders.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/29/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryCherokee Heritage Trails-Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi - Tellico Plains TN

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Cherokee Heritage Trails (Tsalagi Usdi Nvnohi) wind through the mountains of North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, in the heart of Cherokee homelands that once encompassed more than 140,000 square miles.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Red Caboose - Tullahoma TN

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The car displayed here is a side bay window model caboose built in 1964 by the Louisville & Nashville Railroad at the company’s South Louisville yards.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThompson's Station Train Depot - Thompsons Station TN

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The depot was called Thompson’s Station in honor of Dr. Elijah Thompson, who donated the land on which the village was built. Farmers drove their animals and products down the gravel roads to this depot for shipment to far away markets.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience From Furs to Factories - Tellico Plains TN

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Tellico Plains’ first industrial venture, the Tellico Iron Works, started around 1825 with the construction of a foundry by an early white settler.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryUnicoi Turnpike Trail Path Through Time - Tellico Plains TN

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The path now known as the Unicoi Turnpike Trail has existed for over 1,000 year. The earliest European maps of the area note the trail as a connector between Cherokee Territories and the coastal ports of Charleston and Savannah.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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Signs of HistoryThe Tennessee Overhill Experience From Furs to Factories - Sweetwater TN

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Prosperous farmer, railroad investor, and legislator, I. T. Lenoir deeded a track of his farm in 1858 for the location of a railroad depot on the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad which bisected the fledging town of Sweetwater.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Tennessee

date approved: 10/28/2020

last visited: never

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