NC Highway Historical Marker Program


The North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program ... one of the oldest such programs in continuous operation in the United States, our highway markers program has been providing passers-by with "history on a stick” since 1935.

If you've seen one of more than 1,600 silver and black markers on the side of road emblazoned with the state seal, then you've interacted with our Highway Historical Markers Program.

Markers commemorate historically significant statewide places, people and events, and cover an array of subjects including schools, churches, battles, generals, artists, poets, preachers, musicians and civil rights.