Historical Marker Database

I don’t remember when I first came across this website, https://www.hmdb.org/, but it has been a blessing. From their About Us page: https://www.hmdb.org/about.asp:

This website is an illustrated searchable online catalog of historical information viewed through the filter of roadside and other permanent outdoor markers, monuments, and plaques. It contains photographs, inscription transcriptions, marker locations, maps, additional information and commentary, and links to more information. Anyone can add new markers to the database and update existing marker pages with new photographs, links, information and commentary.
Here’s a good example of what you can learn about a HMDB marker: https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=96574.
Things often shown for a marker:

Inscription

Photos of the marker and nearby items

If the marker is part of a series

Location

Other nearby markers

More about this marker

Also see (other websites related to the marker)

Additional comments

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