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Database Counts and Statistics

 

Database Counts

1.3 • gigabytes in text store
1.2 • terabytes in image store
91,530 • markers published in this database
371,274 • photographs
79,603 • links to other information
21 • marker pages awaiting publication
4,200 • correspondents
32 • editors and contributing editors
0 • correspondents or editors signed on now
69.3  • million marker views*
23,616 • distinct visitors in the last seven days**
85,491 • 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 672 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 15 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

1223  • Adams County, Pennsylvania
899  • Washington, District of Columbia
672  • Washington County, Maryland
583  • Charleston County, South Carolina
552  • Hardin County, Tennessee
541  • New York County, New York
530  • Montgomery County, Ohio
522  • Baltimore, Maryland
520  • Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
460  • Hamilton County, Tennessee
450  • Chatham County, Georgia
437  • Erie County, New York
437  • Prince William County, Virginia
419  • Dane County, Wisconsin
405  • Catoosa County, Georgia
402  • Orange County, New York
385  • Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
377  • Bergen County, New Jersey
369  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
365  • Prince George's County, Maryland
Table composed in 157 ms.

Plenty of Markers Here

7,583  • Virginia
6,012  • California
5,734  • Pennsylvania
5,556  • New York
4,381  • Texas
4,344  • Georgia
4,009  • Maryland
3,693  • South Carolina
3,617  • Ohio
3,171  • Tennessee
3,022  • New Jersey
2,694  • North Carolina
2,547  • Wisconsin
2,419  • Alabama
2,234  • Kansas
 
2,061  • Florida
1,608  • Connecticut
1,608  • Indiana
1,420  • Kentucky
1,379  • Missouri
1,344  • Michigan
1,334  • West Virginia
1,228  • Wyoming
1,197  • Arizona
1,114  • Massachusetts
1,065  • Louisiana
1,033  • Illinois
946  • Mississippi
907  • Minnesota
899  • District of Columbia
Table composed in 187 ms.

Markers By Erected Date

Earlier
1,710
1900s
826
1910s
1,073
1920s
1,545
1930s
2,977
1940s
1,618
1950s
3,445
1960s
4,088
1970s
4,590
1980s
4,717
1990s
6,428
2000s
9,699
2010s
4,811
There are 44,003 undated markers in the database
Graphic composed in 63 ms.

Most Marked Categories

17,287  • War, US Civil
15,528  • Settlements & Settlers
11,095  • Industry & Commerce
10,945  • Notable Buildings
9,563  • Notable Persons
8,096  • Churches, Etc.
6,496  • Colonial Era
5,936  • War, US Revolutionary
5,845  • Education
5,690  • Native Americans
Table composed in 62 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 250 ms.

Prolific Marker Contributors

8,829  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
5,442  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
4,474  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
4,337  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
3,703  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
2,901  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
2,868  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
2,666  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
2,205  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
2,164  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
2,133  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
2,107  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
2,003  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
1,987  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
1,826  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
1,578  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
1,497  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
1,398  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1,302  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
1,278  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
1,145  • 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
960  • Anonymous Contributor
874  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
874  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
691  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
672  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
652  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
Table composed in 172 ms.

Prolific Photo Contributors

34,274  • William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania
24,769  • Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey
17,239  • Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia
15,199  • Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina
15,027  • Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California
12,897  • Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234
12,628  • Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina
11,294  • Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio
9,794  • Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia
9,458  • Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona
9,084  • Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland
8,834  • Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas
8,618  • Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama
7,931  • Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California
7,671  • Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut
7,478  • Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana
6,857  • David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia
6,743  • Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
6,571  • J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia
6,087  • Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York
5,621  • Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland
4,813  • Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4,654  • Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland
4,366  • Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia
4,321  • J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico
3,979  • Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California
3,834  • Anonymous Contributor
3,246  • Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California
3,196  • Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama
3,169  • Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio
2,946  • Anonymous Contributor No. 2
2,909  • 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
2,371  • Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin
2,369  • William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin
2,059  • Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
1,864  • PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia
1,821  • Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana
1,748  • F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland
1,615  • Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan
1,611  • Anonymous Contributor No. 3
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
1,402  • Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida
1,317  • Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas
Table composed in 266 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 91,530
Graphic composed in 78 ms.
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