Commemorative Markers

US based organisations with programs for the placement of historical commemorative markers which identify and interpret significant historical sites relating to the blues and associated themes


Alabama Historical Association
– The Alabama Historical Association provides opportunities for meaningful engagement with the past through publications, meetings, historical markers, and other programs.

Department of Arkansas Heritage
– The Department of Arkansas Heritage was created to preserve and promote Arkansas’s natural and cultural heritage, including an historical marker program.

Georgia Historical Society
– The Georgia Historical Society is the statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history, including historical markers.

Illinois State Historical Society
– The Illinois State Historical Society’s markers program is designed to recognize sites of national or statewide significance, thereby increasing public awareness and appreciation of our state’s rich historical legacy.

Louisiana Tourism Development Commission
– The commission serves in an advisory capacity to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism on matters relating to the development and implementation of programs promoting tourism and the historical, cultural, recreation, and scenic legacy of the state, inclding sitining of historical markers.

Mississippi Blues Trail
– Created by the Mississippi Blues Commission to place interpretive markers at the most notable historical sites related to the birth, growth, and influence of the blues throughout (and in some cases beyond) the state of Mississippi.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History
– The department has erected a series of markers throughout Mississippi commemorating important events, places and people in Mississippi history.

Tennessee Historical Commission
– The commission maintains a network of historical markers throughout the State of Tennessee.