Historical Markers Database: pinpointing local history around the world
June 17, 2017 8:24 AM Subscribe
National and global events all happened somewhere, and historical markers mark the place where many occurred. But the richness of history is in its local details, details that can be insignificant on the global stage: the home of an individual who made a difference; a natural feature, building, byway; or just something interesting that happened nearby. History is not just about the high and mighty.As we travel around, we may pass right by these roadside historical markers. That's where the Historical Marker Database comes in.
You can browse categories or geographic lists, where you see that this is an international database.
And for assistance on the road, you can access the database via mobile device, for Android with an app, and anything else, including iPhones, with the "nearby" feature. But if you want to browse markers at random, refresh the "random marker" search.