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Database Counts and Statistics

 

Database Counts

1.7 • gigabytes in text store
1.1 • terabytes in image store
90,268 • markers published in this database
366,451 • photographs
78,596 • links to other information
14 • marker pages awaiting publication
4,153 • correspondents
32 • editors and contributing editors
2 • correspondents or editors signed on now
68.39  • million marker views*
24,354 • distinct visitors in the last seven days**
85,358 • distinct visitors in the last 31 days**
* number of times a marker page has been requested; requests from search engine crawls not counted
** calculated using the unique IP-address method
Statistics calculated in 753 ms.

Top 20 Most Viewed Markers

1  • Rose Tree Tombstone, Arizona
2  • Miss Laura's Fort Smith, Arkansas
3  • Get over it! Arco, Idaho
4  • Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave Fort Sumner, New Mexico
5  • Atomic Bomb Accident at Mars Bluff, March 11, 1958 Florence, South Carolina
6  • Mission San Francisco Solano Sonoma, California
7  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Crow Agency, Montana
8  • Morgan’s Raid Salineville, Ohio
9  • South Point Complex Naalehu, Hawaii
10  • Golden Spike Nenana, Alaska
11  • Convict Lake Mammoth Lakes, California
12  • The Masterson House Carrollton, Kentucky
13  • Japanese Stone Lantern The National Mall, Washington, DC
14  • The Clara Barton House Glen Echo, Maryland
15  • Three White Men Were Hung Here Pendleton, Indiana
16  • The Thomas Viaduct Relay, Maryland
17  • Upside-Down House Lee Vining, California
18  • Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King Indianapolis, Indiana
19  • In Honor of All Who Served Hoopeston, Illinois
20  • Hatfield Cemetery Sarah Ann, West Virginia
Table composed in 76 ms.

Twenty Oldest Markers

36  • Latin Dedicatory Inscription Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
1765  • Louis XV Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1787  • Richard Montgomery New York, New York
1792  • Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 2 Takoma, Washington, DC
1797  • The Penitentiary House Trenton, New Jersey
1799  • Battle of Lexington Monument Lexington, Massachusetts
1801  • Wragg Square Charleston, South Carolina
1806  • Wachovia Settlement Oldtown, North Carolina
1808  • The Nelson Column, Montreal Montréal, Quebec
1808  • The Tripoli Monument Annapolis, Maryland
1810  • Wallacestone Memorial Wallacestone, Scotland, United Kingdom
1815  • The Battle Monument Baltimore, Maryland
1815  • To George Washington Baltimore, Maryland
1816  • Joseph & Theodosia Burr Alston Pawleys Island, South Carolina
1817  • Aquila Randall Monument Dundalk, Maryland
1817  • Fort George New York, New York
1817  • Paoli Massacre Monument Malvern, Pennsylvania
1818  • The Cadet Monument West Point, New York
1821  • Martin Luther Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
1825  • The De Kalb Monument Camden, South Carolina
The database may hold older markers whose exact dates are not known.Table composed in 25 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

1223  • Adams County, Pennsylvania
896  • Washington, District of Columbia
670  • Washington County, Maryland
583  • Charleston County, South Carolina
549  • Hardin County, Tennessee
541  • New York County, New York
527  • Montgomery County, Ohio
483  • Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
459  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
457  • Baltimore, Maryland
450  • Chatham County, Georgia
436  • Erie County, New York
423  • Prince William County, Virginia
419  • Dane County, Wisconsin
402  • Orange County, New York
388  • Catoosa County, Georgia
385  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
377  • Bergen County, New Jersey
369  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
365  • Prince George's County, Maryland
Table composed in 184 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

7,557  • Virginia
5,898  • California
5,655  • Pennsylvania
5,538  • New York
4,365  • Texas
4,240  • Georgia
3,892  • Maryland
3,656  • South Carolina
3,583  • Ohio
3,088  • Tennessee
3,007  • New Jersey
2,683  • North Carolina
2,547  • Wisconsin
2,412  • Alabama
2,231  • Kansas
 
1,980  • Florida
1,608  • Indiana
1,604  • Connecticut
1,416  • Kentucky
1,379  • Missouri
1,312  • West Virginia
1,276  • Michigan
1,228  • Wyoming
1,171  • Arizona
1,110  • Massachusetts
1,032  • Illinois
1,031  • Louisiana
906  • Minnesota
896  • District of Columbia
799  • Mississippi
Table composed in 213 ms.

Markers By Erected Date

Earlier
1,333
1900s
817
1910s
1,066
1920s
1,534
1930s
2,962
1940s
1,609
1950s
3,418
1960s
4,068
1970s
4,568
1980s
4,660
1990s
6,378
2000s
9,601
2010s
4,606
There are 43,648 undated markers in the database
Graphic composed in 50 ms.

Most Marked Categories

17,032  • War, US Civil
15,387  • Settlements & Settlers
10,942  • Industry & Commerce
10,842  • Notable Buildings
9,515  • Notable Persons
7,976  • Churches, Etc.
6,458  • Colonial Era
5,901  • War, US Revolutionary
5,746  • Education
5,612  • Native Americans
Table composed in 53 ms.

Ten Most Viewed Categories

1  • War, US Civil
2  • Notable Persons
3  • Settlements & Settlers
4  • Notable Buildings
5  • Industry & Commerce
6  • Colonial Era
7  • Churches, Etc.
8  • War, US Revolutionary
9  • Notable Places
10  • Notable Events
Table composed in 247 ms.

Prolific Marker Contributors

8,723  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
5,441  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
4,398  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
4,337  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
3,637  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
2,901  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
2,862  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
2,666  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
2,202  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
2,085  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
2,003  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
1,987  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
1,979  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
1,956  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
1,801  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
1,578  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1,497  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
1,393  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1,293  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
1,269  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
1,043  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
1,039  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
992  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
974  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
955  • Anonymous Contributor
874  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
842  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
672  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
657  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
647  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
Table composed in 107 ms.

Prolific Photo Contributors

33,847  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
24,758  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
17,239  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
15,199  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
14,758  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
12,661  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
12,541  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
11,226  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
9,768  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
9,458  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
8,834  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
8,819  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
7,927  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
7,819  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
7,478  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
7,188  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
6,857  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
6,743  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
6,430  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
6,063  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
5,613  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
4,799  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4,654  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
4,356  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
3,979  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
3,899  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
3,815  • Anonymous Contributor
3,196  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
3,183  • Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California
3,151  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
2,946  • Anonymous Contributor No. 2
2,895  • Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York
2,741  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
2,725  • Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California
2,572  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina
2,367  • William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin
2,346  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
2,032  • Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1,864  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia
1,748  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
1,727  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
1,611  • Anonymous Contributor No. 3
1,554  • Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey
1,509  • Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida
1,486  • Yugoboy of Rochester, New York
1,456  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
1,440  • Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina
1,418  • Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio
1,339  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida
1,317  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
Table composed in 261 ms.

Marker Pages Progression

2006 
716
2007 
4,030
2008 
13,478
2009 
23,623
2010 
35,282
2011 
45,704
2012 
55,503
2013 
63,254
2014 
70,980
 
1Q15 
72,639
2Q15 
74,637
3Q15 
78,468
4Q15 
80,985
1Q16 
82,403
2Q16 
84,303
3Q16 
86,766
4Q16 
88,933
1Q17 
Total markers in this database 90,268
Graphic composed in 66 ms.
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