02 May 2011

Georgia Historical Markers

Anyone driving through Georgia has no doubt seen the brown markers dotted throughout our state that have been erected by the Georgia Historical Commission. A lot of these markers date back to the 1950's although newer ones are being erected all the time. If you've ever wanted to find a centralized database for all of these--this is the website to go to:

The Georgia Historical Society -- Historical Marker Index
Georgia Historical Markers

In addition to markers by the Georgia Historical Commission, you can also search for markers erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Georgia Historical Society. Furthermore, you can search based on subject, date, location, and several other criteria. A very interesting and fun website, but be prepared to spend some time...it is very addictive!

Here are a few featured markers:

Gov. William Rabun

The March to the Sea

Capture of Covington

Also equally worthy of attention is the main website for the Georgia Historical Society