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Keyword Search

 

Title Search

 
Google Search
 
 

Search for Person


Keyword Search is not the best way to search for people. Try this search instead.
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You can add the middle name or initial to the first name, but that might exclude some entries.
 

Search for Place Name


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Search Around This Place


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Enter a city, town or place; a zip or postal code; a mailing address.
 
 
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Square centered on geographic center of the location you gave. Range is approximate.

Search by Postal Code

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Marker Number Search

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Erected-By Search

Word or Phrase

Search by Historical Year

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inclusive.

Not all markers can be or are categorized by historical date.

Due to technical limitations historical dates earlier than the year 1000 AD will not be found.

This Month, Week or Day in History

Full Date

This date’s day’s month, week or day will be used. Not all markers can be or are categorized by a full historical date.

Due to technical limitations historical dates earlier than the year 1000 AD will not be found.

Search by Highway Route Number

Number
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Search by Road or Street Name

 

Markers by Topic

Use

Search by Date Published

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Search by Date Changed

Marker pages modified between and inclusive.

The act of publishing a page is also con­si­der­ed a change.

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Longitude
 
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Search of square centered on cordinates you give. Range is approximate.

Search by County or Parish


 
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Search by State or Province

 
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Search by Country

 
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Find Entries by Number

Enter or paste one or more numbers. Letters will be ignored.
 
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Find a Photo by its Number

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NOTE: This database is re-indexed once a day at 2 AM North American Eastern Time. New markers, photo captions, etc. added after 2 AM today may not be shown in Keyword and Person search results until tomorrow.

While the index is being repopulated beginning at 2 AM ET, the keyword search results may be blank or incomplete. The re-indexing of the database normally does not take more than a few minutes.
Want to search the database a different way? It might be possible. Send a note to the editor. If it can be done without overwhelming the server, we’ll add the option.
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Feb. 25, 2024