Unveiled in 1947 by the Vermont Legislature, the Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate Vermont’s many people, events, and places of regional, statewide, or national significance. Nearly 310 cast-aluminum green markers, crested with the distinctive gold state seal, are placed throughout Vermont to provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and insights into the present.
Vermont’s easily identifiable roadside historic site markers commemorate diverse topics, including the birthplaces and homes of United States presidents and legislators, Red Sox players, and founders of world-famous organizations like Cadillac, Lincoln, Rotary International, and Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as homes of famous authors and artists the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Pearl S. Buck, Robert Frost, and Norman Rockwell. Vermonter’s contribution to one campaign of the Civil War is memorialized by a roadside historic marker at Cedar Creek in Virginia. The oldest markers record Revolutionary War battlefields, the meeting places of the Green Mountain Boys, and America’s first ski tow, with newer markers recognizing a distinctive floating bridge, the first African American graduate of the University of Vermont, and the largest marble company in the world.
If you wish to report a missing or damaged marker, please email us at ACCD.firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know the name of the marker, location, and when you first noticed it was missing or damaged.
APPLICATIONS FOR NEW ROADSIDE HISTORIC SITE MARKERS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME. We anticipate the acceptance of new applications will commence again in March 2024.
ROADSIDE MARKERS ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE OF VERMONT AND CAN ONLY BE RELOCATED UPON WRITTEN APPROVAL BY THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER.
For questions or to request additional information, please contact Laura V. Trieschmann at (802) 505-3579 or ACCD.email@example.com. Please plan ahead and allow at least 8 to 12 months from the submittal of the application to the final production and installation. Dedications are the responsibility of the applications.
Roadside Historic Site Markers are commemorative and educational tools, and do not represent the significance of a property or resource. The Markers have no association with the State and National Registers of Historic Places.