Historical Highway Markers
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Twentieth century
Medium: Photograph
Publisher: Library of Virginia

Historical Highway Markers

Established in 1926, Virginia's Historical Highway Marker Program is one of the oldest in the nation. Originally intended to commemorate such traditional subjects as military events, colonial home sites, and prominent Virginians from early American society, topics today range from authors and musicians to architecture, transportation, and industry, and include significant people, places, and events from all segments of Virginia history and society. This undated photo shows a stretch of road in Henrico County, east of Richmond, featuring markers of events from the American Civil War (1861–1865).