north carolina highway historical marker program
North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program

Placement ...

The Department of Transportation restricts the placement of state historical markers to numbered state or federal highways, such as N.C. 49 or U.S. 64. Interstates, restricted access routes, city maintained streets, and "SR"'s are not eligible. Markers must not be allowed to create an unreasonable road hazard.

Applicants should specify the distance and direction from the proposed marker location to the site being marked. The members of the Marker Advisory Committee , when reviewing a proposal, will consider the feasibility of placing a marker within a reasonable proximity. Where possible, the marker will be placed at the site being marked. In other cases, they may direct the reader to a nearby site.



north carolina highway historical marker program
first marker dedication
The first marker erected under the program (above) was dedicated alongside U.S. 15 in Stovall, Granville County, in 1936. (Marker District G)

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