Reference Guide: Historic Roadside Markers

Earlier this week I posted a blog about a Roadside Historic Marker that involved the grandparents of Mark Twain. There were a number of conversations involving any database information I might have which I use for my research. This blog will compile a list of my references, by state in alphabetical order.

If you have a suggestion for another index of markers, please let me know in the comments below. I always appreciate database references for my research.

Also, if you come across a dead link in this blog, please let me know so I can update and/or correct. Thanks for your help on this! Some links are used more than others.

There are a couple of index sites which I find useful that include all states, all data. Those would be:

National Parks Service, Register of Historic Places: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/index.htm

The Historic Marker Database: https://www.hmdb.org/

Links (By State) For Locating Historical Markers

Alabama: https://www.alabamahistory.net/historical-markers-index

Alaska: https://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=82f607f0-483e-4514-a4a9-bfeefaca17b0

Arizona: https://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=60a0a34b-0d66-432d-adc1-73a42c62477e

Arkansas: http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/historicalmarkers

California: https://ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21387

Colorado: https://www.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/resource-sharing/state-pubs-blog/colorado-historic-markers/

Connecticut: https://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?State=Connecticut

Delaware: https://archives.delaware.gov/historical-marker-table/

Florida: http://apps.flheritage.com/markers/

Georgia: https://georgiahistory.com/education-outreach/historical-markers/marker-index/

Hawaii: https://www.gohawaii.com/experiences/history-culture

Idaho: https://history.idaho.gov/wp-content/uploads/Idaho-Highway-Historical-Marker-Guide.pdf

Illinois: https://www.historyillinois.org/FindAMarker.aspx

Indiana: https://www.in.gov/history/2350.htm

Iowa: https://amanaheritage.org/contact/historical-markers/

Kansas: https://www.kshs.org/p/kansas-historical-markers/14999

Kentucky: https://history.ky.gov/resources/publications-databases/historical-marker-database/

Louisiana: https://www.stoppingpoints.com/louisiana/

Maine: https://www.maine.gov/portal/about_me/history.html

Maryland: https://mht.maryland.gov/historicalmarkers/

Massachusetts: https://www.masshist.org/

Massachusetts (Cambridge area): https://www.cambridgema.gov/historic/cambridgehistory/historicmarkers/historicalmarkers

Michigan: http://www.michmarkers.com/

Minnesota: https://www.waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=b8c465f4-fb41-4214-ae96-024e287d5dde

Mississippi: http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/preserve/historical-markers/

Missouri: https://www.visitmo.com/search?userquery=historical+markers

Montana: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/publications/docs/newsletters/newsline/1999/newsep99.pdf

Nebraska: http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Nebraska_Historical_Markers

Nevada: https://shpo.nv.gov/nevadas-historical-markers/historical-markers

New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/nhdhr/markers/

New Jersey: https://www.njskylands.com/hs_markers_094

New Mexico: http://www.nmhistoricpreservation.org/assets/files/markers/2017%20-%20Historic%20Markers%20Database_web.pdf

New York: http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/research-collections/state-history/resources/historicalmarkers

North Carolina: https://www.ncdcr.gov/about/history/division-historical-resources/nc-highway-historical-marker-program

North Dakota: https://www.history.nd.gov/hp/historicmarkers.html

Ohio: https://www.ohiohistory.org/preserve/local-history-services/historical-markers

Oklahoma: https://www.okhistory.org/about/markers

Oregon: https://oregontic.com/oregon-historical-markers/historical-marker-map/

Pennsylvania: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Preservation/Historical-Markers/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island: http://ppsri.org/programs-events/markerprogram/

South Carolina: https://scdah.sc.gov/historic-preservation/programs/historical-markers

South Dakota: https://history.sd.gov/preservation/historicalmarkers.aspx

Tennessee: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla

Texas: https://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/state-historical-markers/information-existing-markers

Utah: https://utahhistoricalmarkers.org/list-of-markers/

Vermont: https://accd.vermont.gov/historic-preservation/roadside-markers

Virginia: https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/highway-markers/

Washington: https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/environment/protecting-environment/history-archaeology-and-culture/historical-highway-markers

Washington D.C.: https://cdm15850.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15850coll11/search

West Virginia: http://www.wvculture.org/history/markers/markers.html

Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS15267

Wyoming: https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/learn/monuments-markers

State Historical Societies

The Alabama Historical CommissionMontana Historical Society
Alaska Historical SocietyNebraska State Historical Society
Arizona Historical SocietyState Historical Preservation Office: A Division of the Nevada Department of Cultural Affairs
Arkansas Historical SocietyNew Hampshire Historical Society: Founded 1823
California Historical SocietyThe New Jersey Historical Society
History Colorado: The Colorado Historical SocietyHistorical Society of New Mexico: Since 1859
Connecticut Historical Society: Museum and LibraryNew-York Historical Society Museum and Library
Delaware Historical SocietyNorth Carolina Office of Archives & History: History for all the People
The Florida Historical SocietyState Historical Society of North Dakota
Georgia Historical SocietyOhio Historical Society
The Hawaiian Historical SocietyOklahoma Historical Society
Idaho State Historical SocietyThe Oregon Historical Society: Founded 1898
Illinois State Historical SocietyThe Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Indiana Historical SocietyThe Rhode Island Historical Society
State Historical Society of IowaThe South Carolina Historical Society
Kansas State Historical SocietySouth Dakota State Historical Society: Department of Tourism and State Development
Kentucky Historical SocietyTennessee Historical Commission
Louisiana Historical SocietyTSHAOnline: A Digital Gateway to Texas History
Maine Historical SocietyUtah Division of State History
Maryland Historical SocietyVermont Historical Society: For Vermonters and Vermonters at Heart Since 1838
The Massachusetts Historical Society: Founded 1791Virginia Historical Society
Historical Society of MichiganWashington State Historical Society
Minnesota Historical SocietyWest Virginia Division of Culture and History
Mississippi Department of Archives & HistoryWisconsin Historical Society
Missouri History MuseumWyoming State Historical Society

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