A gigantic map of all the cool plaques in the world. A project of 99% Invisible. Logo by Chop Shop

Davis Police Headquarters

    Olvera St.

    From the Flickr group Historical Markers, photo by tkksummers, full page.License is Attribution- ShareAlike License

      The Centenial Tree

        Dorothy A. Walker

          Lieutenant-Colonel Benedict Arnold

          NEAR THIS SPOT LIEUTENANT-COLONEL BENEDICT ARNOLD WAS WOUNDED ON DECEMBER 31, 1775, AFTER HAVING TAKEN THE FIRST BARRICADE WHICH PROTECTED THE ENTRANCE TO SAULT AU MATELOT STREET AND TO THE LOWER ...

          • benedict arnold
          • battle of quebe...

          La Butte

           This Indian mound was constructed around AD 1000. It is 7 feet tall with a square~shaped base. It was once part of a larger complex made up of up to five mounds. The oak tree on the northwest ...

          • louisiana
          • native american
          • cemetery

          Mississippi Rural Center

          The Mississippi Rural Center was dedicated on February 9, 1949, and established with a $100,000 gift from the Women's Society of Christian Services of the Methodist Church. Created to provide ...

          • mississippi
          • church

          Conerly's P.O. and Lampton's Store

          In June 1848, Benjamin Lampton and his brother-in- law Cullen Conerly established a post office here in Lampton's mercantile business. Situated on Dry Creek between Conerly's Mill and Tyler's Mill, ...

          • mississippi

          Hanging of Will Purvis

          On February 7, 1894, crowds gathered near this site to witness the hanging of Will Purvis, who had been convicted of the murder of local farmer Will Buckley. When the trap door was released Purvis ...

          • mississippi

          Cambridge

          Cambridge Originally part of the Choptank Indian Reservation laid out for them in 1669, Cambridge was made a port of entry by the assembly in 1684. It is one of the few towns authorized at that early ...

          • harriet tubman
          • slavery
          • e
          • astern shore
          • choptank
          • nanticoke nativ...

          Harriet Tubman Brodess Farm

          Harriet Tubman 1820-1913 The “Moses of her People,” Harriet Tubman of the Bucktown District found freedom for herself and some three hundred other slaves whom she led north. In the Civil War, she ...

          • harriet tubman
          • african america...
          • underground rai...
          • slavery
          • eastern shore

          Stanley Institute

          "Stanley Institute" Oldest community-owned one- room schoolhouse still intact in Dorchester County. First constructed c. 1865 near Church Creek, moved here in 1867. It was used continuously until ...

          • african america...
          • education
          • eastern shore

          Abbé Adrien E. Rouquette

          Abbé Rouquette (1813-1887), poet and priest, lived as missionary among Choctaw Indians in region of Bayou Lacombe from 1859 till his death. The Choctaw called him "Chata Ima," meaning "Like ...

          • louisiana

          Stone Square Lodge No. 8

          On August 21, 1879 the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Louisiana issued a charter to Worshipful Master Sterling Barrow, Senior Warden Alexander Gilbert and Junior Warden Alex Bains to organize ...

          • louisiana
          • african-america...

          Union Baptist Church

          Oral tradition recounts a visit by an African American gospel preacher in 1804. He preached the Baptist Christian Doctrine for the first time in West Baton Rouge near the foot of the levee ...

          • louisiana
          • church
          • african-america...

          St. Mary's A.M.E. Church

          St. Mary's A.M.E. Church was founded on September 16, 1888 and erected in 1889. August Levert, plantation owner, donated a tract of land to Albert Henderson to build a church under the doctrines of ...

          • louisiana
          • church
          • african-america...

          Israelite Missionary Baptist Church

          This institution of worship can trace its roots to the 1890s, but it was formally chartered in 1905. The congregation was established as Israelite Baptist Church of Brusly Landing. The ...

          • louisiana
          • church
          • african-america...

          Le Chemin Militaire

          Route used by Civil War troops. It led from Mississippi River over swamp ridges, Indian trails, through Chackbay (Chegby), Thibodaux and Bayou Lafourche areas, Schriever, Gibson, Morgan City, to ...

          • louisiana
          • civil war

          New Sight School

          In 1921 the Confederate Grove, Garner, Clear Branch, and Mt. Zion community schools consolidated to create the Now Sight School, once located on this site. Established under the Smith- Hughes Act of ...

          • mississippi
          • education

          Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School

          On December 9, 1914, the Trustees of Copiah- Lincoln Agricultural High School had its first meeting and opened its doors to students on September 6, 1915. This building was one of the first buildings ...

          • mississippi
          • education

          Mississippi Mills

          Site of cotton & woolen mills set up, 1866, by J. M. Wesson. Burnt, 1873; rebuilt, expanded & operated by Col. Ed. Richardson & Capt. Wm. Oliver with 2,000 employees. Closed 1910 & dismantled 1919

          • mississippi

          Wesson Hotel

          Site of a hotel since 1864, this structure was built ca. 1877. Known originally as the Richardson House, the hotel was owned by Mississippi Mills, a once-flourishing textile mill founded by ...

          • mississippi

          Old Wesson Public School

          According to its cornerstone, this structure was erected 1889; destroyed by fire 1890; rebuilt 1893." Built in the Romanesque style of Wesson's Miss. Mills, it is now the Oswalt Youth & Com. Center.

          • mississippi
          • education

          Houston Stackhouse

          Although Houston Stackhouse never became a major name in blues, he played key roles in Delta blues history as a sideman, mentor, and influence. A constant presence in Mississippi and Arkansas blues ...

          • mississippi
          • blues
          • music

          Heucks Retreat School

          Est. 1880 as one-room, one-teacher school. In 1920 consol. several community schools & became accredited high school. Closed in 1959, students transferred to other schools.Presented by Heucks Alumni, ...

          • mississippi
          • education