Is there a significant piece of history in your community that you would like to commemorate
with a historic marker? Individuals, public agencies or private organizations are encouraged
to nominate historic properties, persons, and events of significance on a local, state, or national
level for the Ohio Historical Marker Program. Nominations should address at least one important
aspect of Ohio's historical, natural, or physical development in one of the following areas: history,
architecture, culture, archaeology, ethnic associations, natural history and folklore.
The Ohio Historical Society administers the Ohio Historical Markers Program, and the Historical Markers Coordinator manages
and oversees applications to the program. Applications are required for all official Ohio Historical Markers. If the
application is successful, Ohio Historical Society staff members help to verify historical accuracy and edit the texts. All
parties go to great lengths to ensure that the texts are accurateand markers are deemed to be as accurate as possible at
the time of production. Ultimately, however, accuracy rests with the partners and sponsors.
Please read the following criteria before completing an application
for an Ohio Historical Marker. For cost information please see our price
All marker subjects must meet at least one of the following criteria of significance in order to be eligible for an
official site marker. They must: