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Virgin Islands Facts and Figures

Gleaned from the Historical Marker Database

 

on February 23, 2020

 
Flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands, via Wikipedia Commons

 The U.S. Virgin Islands ranks 111th among territories, states and provinces with markers in this database. The United States Virgin Islands is a territory of the United States of America located in the Caribbean. It is also in the West Indies region. U.S. Virgin Islands is some 134 square miles in size with a population of around 106 thousand people. The territory is divided into three main islands and all of them have entries in this database. In U.S. Virgin Islands we have discovered historical markers in eight cities and towns lying in seven different ZIP Codes.

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How many historical markers are there in the U.S. Virgin Islands? There are least 25 of them, by our count. We have cataloged 25 historical markers—each individually presented on illustrated, annotated, and searchable pages of the Historical Marker Database. With only 25 historical markers there does not appear to be much history in the U.S. Virgin Islands!

Actually, we are being facetious. While there is not enough information in the database for us to say more about the way history has been marked in the territory of the U.S. Virgin Islands, there is no doubt that many things that are important to Virgin Islanders—and important to the people of the United States of America—happened here. And we are also sure that many people who did interesting or important things lived or passed through this territory. Furthermore, we, the editors of the Historical Marker Database, are sure that many people and organizations in the many communities that make up the U.S. Virgin Islands went out of their way to mark where some of these things happened, and where some of these famous or infamous people stayed. So it’s not that there is no history here, it’s just that the many historical markers in the U.S. Virgin Islands have not found their way into this database yet.

Latest entry from U.S. Virgin Islands. Click to go there
By Richard Denney, August 10, 2016
Latest Entry from U.S. Virgin Islands
“Skytsborg”
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