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Database Counts and Statistics

 

Database Counts

1.3 • gigabytes in text store
1.2 • terabytes in image store
92,424 • markers published in this database
374,478 • photographs
80,110 • links to other information
7 • marker pages awaiting publication
4,220 • correspondents
32 • editors and contributing editors
2 • correspondents or editors signed on now
69.7  • million marker views*
26,109 • distinct visitors in the last seven days**
95,656 • 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 688 ms.

Top 20 Most Viewed Markers

1  • Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave Fort Sumner, New Mexico
2  • Atomic Bomb Accident at Mars Bluff, March 11, 1958 Florence, South Carolina
3  • Mission San Francisco Solano Sonoma, California
4  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument Crow Agency, Montana
5  • Morgan’s Raid Salineville, Ohio
6  • South Point Complex Naalehu, Hawaii
7  • Golden Spike Nenana, Alaska
8  • Convict Lake Mammoth Lakes, California
9  • The Masterson House Carrollton, Kentucky
10  • Japanese Stone Lantern The National Mall, Washington, DC
11  • Rose Tree Tombstone, Arizona
12  • Miss Laura's Fort Smith, Arkansas
13  • The Clara Barton House Glen Echo, Maryland
14  • Three White Men Were Hung Here Pendleton, Indiana
15  • The Thomas Viaduct Relay, Maryland
16  • Upside-Down House Lee Vining, California
17  • Robert F. Kennedy Speech on Death of Martin L. King Indianapolis, Indiana
18  • In Honor of All Who Served Hoopeston, Illinois
19  • 1907 Indiana Eugenics Law Indianapolis, Indiana
20  • Hatfield Cemetery Sarah Ann, West Virginia
Table composed in 78 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 31 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

1226  • Adams County, Pennsylvania
900  • Washington, District of Columbia
674  • Washington County, Maryland
583  • Charleston County, South Carolina
552  • Hardin County, Tennessee
545  • New York County, New York
538  • Montgomery County, Ohio
534  • Baltimore, Maryland
520  • Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
475  • Erie County, New York
464  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
450  • Chatham County, Georgia
437  • Prince William County, Virginia
419  • Dane County, Wisconsin
411  • Catoosa County, Georgia
403  • Orange County, New York
385  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
377  • Bergen County, New Jersey
369  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
365  • Prince George's County, Maryland
361  • Hartford County, Connecticut
356  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
346  • New Haven County, Connecticut
345  • San Francisco City and County, California
342  • Richmond, Virginia
342  • Santa Clara County, California
341  • Hunterdon County, New Jersey
341  • Montgomery County, Maryland
338  • Spotsylvania County, Virginia
336  • Travis County, Texas
330  • Morris County, New Jersey
323  • Alameda County, California
318  • Frederick County, Maryland
305  • Los Angeles County, California
304  • Henrico County, Virginia
299  • Fairfax County, Virginia
299  • Montgomery County, Alabama
297  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland
297  • Niagara County, New York
295  • Franklin County, Ohio
Table composed in 141 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

7,675  • Virginia
6,018  • California
5,825  • Pennsylvania
5,622  • New York
4,417  • Texas
4,348  • Georgia
4,053  • Maryland
3,708  • South Carolina
3,653  • Ohio
3,197  • Tennessee
3,027  • New Jersey
2,708  • North Carolina
2,547  • Wisconsin
2,420  • Alabama
2,236  • Kansas
2,063  • Florida
1,616  • Indiana
1,609  • Connecticut
1,474  • Kentucky
1,411  • Michigan
1,379  • Missouri
1,346  • West Virginia
1,234  • Wyoming
1,197  • Arizona
1,115  • Massachusetts
1,110  • Louisiana
1,087  • Mississippi
1,033  • Illinois
908  • Minnesota
 
900  • District of Columbia
760  • Utah
676  • Nevada
615  • New Mexico
613  • Delaware
568  • Nebraska
519  • Ontario
435  • Arkansas
430  • Iowa
405  • Colorado
367  • Vermont
363  • Oklahoma
338  • Maine
299  • Washington
286  • New Hampshire
251  • British Columbia
248  • South Dakota
239  • Montana
237  • Idaho
226  • Rhode Island
198  • Quebec
183  • Oregon
149  • Distrito Federal, Mexico
145  • Nova Scotia
137  • Hawaii
103  • Yucatán, Mexico
96  • Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Table composed in 188 ms.

Markers By Erected Date

Earlier
1,766
1900s
828
1910s
1,078
1920s
1,562
1930s
2,992
1940s
1,623
1950s
3,453
1960s
4,112
1970s
4,629
1980s
4,751
1990s
6,468
2000s
9,796
2010s
4,961
There are 44,405 undated markers in the database
Graphic composed in 63 ms.

Most Marked Categories

17,446  • War, US Civil
15,662  • Settlements & Settlers
11,228  • Industry & Commerce
10,991  • Notable Buildings
9,623  • Notable Persons
8,183  • Churches, Etc.
6,545  • Colonial Era
5,964  • War, US Revolutionary
5,909  • Education
5,734  • Native Americans
Table composed in 63 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 219 ms.

Prolific Marker Contributors

8,884  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
5,444  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
4,474  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
4,337  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
3,719  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234

2,909  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
2,901  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
2,698  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
2,284  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
2,207  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland

2,204  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
2,108  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
2,003  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
1,993  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
1,872  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia

1,578  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1,497  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
1,400  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1,341  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
1,278  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina

1,199  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
1,039  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
995  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
974  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
961  • An anonymous contributor

902  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
874  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
756  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
672  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
657  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin

640  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina
621  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
610  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
605  • A different anonymous contributor
578  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia

564  • Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York
563  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
559  • Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey
532  • Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California
513  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
Table composed in 219 ms.

Prolific Photo Contributors

34,474  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
24,781  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
17,240  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
15,199  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
15,027  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California

12,966  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
12,628  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
11,310  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
9,909  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
9,555  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona

9,336  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
9,010  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
8,855  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
7,937  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
7,932  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California

7,478  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
6,857  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
6,743  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
6,722  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
6,182  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York

5,638  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
4,818  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4,654  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
4,558  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
4,366  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia

3,979  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
3,839  • An anonymous contributor
3,264  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
3,260  • Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California
3,196  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama

2,946  • A different anonymous contributor
2,913  • Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York
2,746  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
2,725  • Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California
2,572  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina

2,394  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
2,375  • William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin
2,111  • Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1,990  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
1,864  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia

1,765  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
1,697  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
1,611  • A different anonymous contributor
1,556  • Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey
1,509  • Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida

1,486  • Yugoboy of Rochester, New York
1,440  • Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina
1,418  • Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio
1,418  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida
1,317  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
1,212  • Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland

1,173  • Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee
1,146  • R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
1,042  • Jim Evans of Houston, Texas
1,024  • James King of San Miguel, California
1,017  • Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri

1,003  • Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida
985  • Keith Yoder of Centreville, Virginia
944  • Karen Key of Sacramento, California
920  • Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Table composed in 297 ms.

First in a Jurisdiction

First to submit a marker page in a county, Louisiana parish or independent city
 
227  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
119  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
113  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
106  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
97  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

94  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
81  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
75  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
73  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
67  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia

65  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
57  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
56  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
54  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
49  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico

47  • Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia
46  • Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana
43  • Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida
41  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
37  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland

36  • Karen Key of Sacramento, California
35  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
34  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia
33  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
33  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
31  • Richard Denney of Austin, Texas

30  • Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota
28  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
26  • Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas
24  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina
24  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
22  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
22  • An anonymous contributor

21  • A different anonymous contributor
20  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
20  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida
Table composed in 219 ms.

Last in a Jurisdiction

Last to submit a marker page in a county, Louisiana parish or independent city
 
253  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
203  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
167  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
163  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
144  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California

104  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
85  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
81  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
59  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida
57  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico

56  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
54  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
53  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
51  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
45  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio

43  • Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee
41  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
40  • Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota
39  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
37  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut

35  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
32  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
31  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
30  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
28  • Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida

26  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
26  • An anonymous contributor
25  • A different anonymous contributor
23  • QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas
22  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
21  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
21  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
21  • Richard Denney of Austin, Texas

20  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
20  • David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama
20  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
Table composed in 281 ms.

Top 10 Marker Contributors

2017
509  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
350  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
292  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
227  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
155  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
111  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
107  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
107  • Larry Gertner of New York, New York
105  • Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota
101  • Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida
100  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
2016
753  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
655  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
600  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
528  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
511  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
362  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
313  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
309  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
271  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
224  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
2015
999  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
998  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
912  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
701  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
572  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
530  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
527  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
361  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
347  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
320  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
2014
1,001  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
734  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
588  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
514  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
489  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
411  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
375  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
325  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
231  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
228  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
2013
999  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
929  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
759  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
548  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
494  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
323  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
265  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
236  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
210  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
206  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
2012
1,311  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
872  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
619  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
502  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
362  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
319  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
315  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
303  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
286  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
279  • Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California
2011
1,127  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
845  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
581  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
534  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
401  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
397  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
340  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
323  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
270  • Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California
265  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
2010
1,027  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
799  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
798  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
714  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
590  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
574  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
472  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
448  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
370  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
308  • An anonymous contributor
2009
1,142  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
977  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
879  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
795  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
582  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
535  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
473  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
420  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina
348  • Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey
345  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
2008
1,429  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
1,144  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
841  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
780  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
463  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
431  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
419  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
419  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
328  • Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio
301  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
286  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
2007
733  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
427  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
260  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
256  • Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia
218  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
161  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
135  • Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland
132  • Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia
119  • Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey
103  • Karen Key of Sacramento, California
2006
339  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
147  • Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland
46  • Karen Key of Sacramento, California
34  • Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota
29  • Joseph Beeman of Upland, California
23  • M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana
11  • An anonymous contributor
10  • Keith Yoder of Centreville, Virginia
10  • A different anonymous contributor
10  • A different anonymous contributor
Table composed in 297 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 
78,467
4Q15 
80,984
1Q16 
82,402
2Q16 
84,302
3Q16 
86,765
4Q16 
88,932
1Q17 
90,460
2Q17 
Total markers in this database 92,424
Graphic composed in 94 ms.
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