Historic Markers Across

Welcome to the Lat34North, Historic Markers Across Georgia. There are several web sites (see links at the left) that have information on the Historic Markers throughout GA. I have used several sources to collect this information, including personally visiting many of the Historic Markers, as well as the GeorgiaInfo© site*, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs site, the Atlanta Regional Commissions Google Earth download, the Historic Marker Database (HMDB) and the Waymarking site (Georgia Historic Markers category).

Historical Marker Repair and Replacement

Georgia has over 2,000 state historical markers. At any time, a number of markers are missing due to theft or are damaged, principally due to vehicle strikes but also due to construction, falling trees, bird droppings, etc. A 2010 assessment of the marker inventory revealed that many markers needed to be replaced, repaired, painted or needed new mounting posts. The cost to repair or repaint a historical marker fluctuates over time, please contact the Georgia Historical Society for current prices.

The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is now responsible for the maintenance of historic markers erected by the Georgia Historical Commission and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GHM) as well as those erected by the Georgia Historical Society (GHS). Other organizations that erect historical markers are responsible for their own maintenance.

For more information on the Historic Markers erected and maintained by the Georgia Historical Society see:

Georgia Historic Marker Post Replacement Program - M.H. Mitchell, Inc. and the State of Georgia are collaborating to replace Historic Marker posts.

Some of the agencies that install Historic Markers in Georgia.

Some statistical information on the Lat34North Georgia Historic Marker Data Base.

  Number of Counties in Georgia: 159
  Total Number of Markers listed on this site: 4979
  Total Number of Markers with text on this site: 4864
  Total Number of Markers noted as missing: 186
  Total Number of Markers noted as being removed: 114
  Total Number of Markers about African Americans listed on this site: 564
  Total Number of Markers with links to other sites: 4282

* Lat34North does not include the Tablets installed on the Chickamauga/Chattanooga battlefield by the War Department in the 1890s. The tablets and many monuments on the Battlefield can be found on the Civil War Battle Field Monuments (CWBFM.org) site and HMDB.org.

The various indicators on the database were all set manually. They may not be 100 % correct, but should give a fair estimate of the subject matter for all of the historic markers contained on this site.

* Used with Permission.