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Database Counts and Statistics

 

Database Counts

1.3 • gigabytes in text store
1.2 • terabytes in image store
96,435 • markers published in this database
388,627 • photographs
82,187 • links to other information
1 • marker page awaiting publication
4,320 • correspondents
33 • editors and contributing editors
1 • correspondent or editor signed on now
71.3  • million marker views*
22,254 • distinct visitors in the last seven days**
89,671 • 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 438 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  • Scott County War Memorial Scottsburg, Indiana
Table composed in 63 ms.

Twenty Oldest Markers

36  • Latin Dedicatory Inscription Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
1755  • William Bull Sheldon, South Carolina
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
The database may hold older markers whose exact dates are not known.
Table composed in 31 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

1247  • Adams County, Pennsylvania
912  • Washington, District of Columbia
701  • Washington County, Maryland
600  • Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
590  • Charleston County, South Carolina
588  • New York County, New York
557  • Hardin County, Tennessee
545  • Montgomery County, Ohio
539  • Baltimore, Maryland
486  • Erie County, New York
486  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
478  • Catoosa County, Georgia
455  • Chatham County, Georgia
443  • Prince William County, Virginia
420  • Dane County, Wisconsin
419  • Orange County, New York
385  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
379  • Bergen County, New Jersey
369  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
367  • Prince George's County, Maryland
361  • Hartford County, Connecticut
360  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
359  • Montgomery County, Maryland
356  • Richmond, Virginia
351  • San Francisco City and County, California
350  • New Haven County, Connecticut
345  • Frederick County, Maryland
343  • Santa Clara County, California
341  • Hunterdon County, New Jersey
341  • Travis County, Texas
339  • Spotsylvania County, Virginia
335  • Morris County, New Jersey
323  • Alameda County, California
312  • Franklin County, Ohio
310  • Los Angeles County, California
305  • Fairfax County, Virginia
301  • Henrico County, Virginia
301  • Montgomery County, Alabama
298  • Anne Arundel County, Maryland
298  • Niagara County, New York
Table composed in 109 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

7,858  • Virginia
6,104  • Pennsylvania
6,073  • California
6,011  • New York
4,641  • Texas
4,536  • Georgia
4,145  • Maryland
3,799  • Ohio
3,735  • South Carolina
3,328  • Tennessee
3,061  • New Jersey
2,737  • North Carolina
2,554  • Wisconsin
2,515  • Alabama
2,238  • Kansas
2,215  • Florida
1,626  • Indiana
1,618  • Michigan
1,615  • Connecticut
1,528  • Kentucky
1,431  • Missouri
1,355  • West Virginia
1,303  • Louisiana
1,241  • Mississippi
1,238  • Wyoming
1,203  • Arizona
1,192  • Massachusetts
1,050  • Illinois
924  • Minnesota
 
912  • District of Columbia
796  • Utah
685  • Nevada
621  • Delaware
621  • New Mexico
590  • Ontario
571  • Nebraska
538  • Arkansas
435  • Colorado
430  • Iowa
397  • Vermont
393  • Maine
393  • Oklahoma
371  • Idaho
328  • New Hampshire
301  • Washington
283  • Oregon
252  • British Columbia
251  • Nova Scotia
249  • South Dakota
241  • Montana
239  • Rhode Island
198  • Quebec
164  • Ciudad de México, Mexico
147  • Hawaii
138  • Querétaro, Mexico
106  • New Brunswick
Table composed in 172 ms.

Markers By Erected Date

Earlier
1,944
1900s
846
1910s
1,099
1920s
1,611
1930s
3,077
1940s
1,646
1950s
3,493
1960s
4,243
1970s
4,727
1980s
4,862
1990s
6,639
2000s
10,092
2010s
5,452
There are 46,704 undated markers in the database
Graphic composed in 47 ms.

Most Marked Categories

18,052  • War, US Civil
16,304  • Settlements & Settlers
11,703  • Industry & Commerce
11,235  • Notable Buildings
9,742  • Notable Persons
8,504  • Churches, Etc.
6,721  • Colonial Era
6,147  • Education
6,090  • War, US Revolutionary
5,965  • Native Americans
Table composed in 47 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 234 ms.

Prolific Marker Contributors

9,283  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
5,581  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
4,736  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
4,337  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
3,815  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234

2,960  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
2,901  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
2,811  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
2,569  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
2,255  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio

2,238  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
2,211  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
2,064  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
2,023  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
1,969  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia

1,579  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1,500  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
1,436  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1,428  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
1,351  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico

1,278  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
1,214  • Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa
1,105  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
1,039  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
996  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia

983  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
974  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
962  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
698  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
686  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio

675  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
672  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
640  • Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina
621  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
606  • An anonymous contributor

578  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia
572  • 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
Table composed in 125 ms.

Prolific Photo Contributors

35,813  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
25,394  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
17,240  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
15,805  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
15,199  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina

13,272  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
12,628  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
12,264  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
10,041  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
9,988  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama

9,925  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
9,918  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
8,981  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
8,061  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
7,947  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California

7,478  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
7,115  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
7,055  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
6,747  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
6,425  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York

5,671  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
5,266  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
4,913  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4,656  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
4,654  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland

4,409  • Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa
4,379  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
3,606  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
3,297  • Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California
3,196  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama

2,949  • An anonymous contributor
2,941  • 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

2,561  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
2,464  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
2,375  • William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin
2,371  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
2,123  • Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1,864  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia
1,765  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
1,736  • Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee
1,611  • A different anonymous contributor
1,598  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida

1,556  • Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey
1,528  • Yugoboy of Rochester, New York
1,509  • Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida
1,440  • Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina
1,418  • Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio

1,317  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
1,221  • Larry Gertner of New York, New York
1,212  • Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland
1,146  • R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
1,084  • A different anonymous contributor

1,076  • James King of San Miguel, California
1,044  • Jim Evans of Houston, Texas
1,017  • Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri
1,006  • Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida
985  • Keith Yoder of Centreville, Virginia
Table composed in 219 ms.

First in a Jurisdiction

First to submit a marker page in a county, Louisiana parish or independent city
 
234  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
119  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
114  • 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
87  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
87  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
79  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
73  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
68  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama

67  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
66  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
58  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
54  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
47  • Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia

46  • Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana
43  • Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida
41  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
38  • 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
23  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
23  • Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa
22  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida

21  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
21  • An anonymous contributor
20  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
20  • A different anonymous contributor
Table composed in 203 ms.

Last in a Jurisdiction

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

111  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
105  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
98  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
96  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
55  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida

51  • Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee
50  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
48  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
48  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
48  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
44  • Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee
44  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
44  • Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa
40  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
40  • Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota

38  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
36  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
34  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
33  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
32  • An anonymous contributor

30  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
26  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
22  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
22  • QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas
Table composed in 203 ms.

Top 10 Marker Contributors

2017
794  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
626  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
444  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
384  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
370  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
342  • Larry Gertner of New York, New York
306  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
296  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
267  • Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa
251  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
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 109 ms.

Marker Pages Progression

2006 
716
2007 
4,030
2008 
13,477
2009 
23,622
2010 
35,281
2011 
45,705
2012 
55,504
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 
90,461
2Q17 
92,612
3Q17 
96,177
4Q17 
Total markers in this database 96,435
Graphic composed in 47 ms.
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