• Create Your Own Georgia Historical Marker!

    Roadside historical markers can be found throughout the State of Georgia. Erected over the past seventy years, Georgia’s markers reflect a variety of topics as well as a variety of authors. Typically around 130 words (excluding titles and “erected by” language) markers allow visitors and residents to learn about a person, place, or event that helped shape Georgia’s history. Follow […]

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  • Online Georgia Historical Marker Scavenger Hunt: Georgia’s Recreational Pastimes

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlighted Georgia’s own world-record-holding largemouth bass. In keeping with some of Georgia’s favorite recreational pastimes, like fishing, GHS invites you to take part in an online historical marker scavenger hunt exploring famous recreational events and figures in our state’s history. To get started, use the Georgia Historical Marker Online Database to find answers […]

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  • Beyond the Text: Using Historical Markers to Explore Georgia History

    The Georgia Historical Marker Program consists of over 2,100 historical markers across the state. You can explore all markers in the Georgia Historical Marker Program through GHS’s online marker database. By following this link, you can search by marker program, subject, location, time period, and more! You can even create a driving trail based upon […]

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  • Marker Monday: Finney General Hospital

    This week’s #MarkerMonday celebrates Veterans Day by looking at the Finney General Hospital historical marker. One of sixty hospitals built in the United States during World War II, Finney General Hospital treated 23,055 WWII veterans before its closure on December 15, 1945. Finney General Hospital received its first patient on June 5, 1943 and was […]

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