Historical Markers

GIS File Name

HISTORICAL_HistoricalMarkers

Description

This point layer contains locations of six types of historical markers throughout Cambridge, including blue oval historic markers, African American Heritage Trail markers, North Cambridge historic markers, granite tombstone markers, cast-iron markers, and Cambridge History Stations. The markers commemorate significant sites, events, buildings, and prominent figures in Cambridge history. A list of historical markers was created and is maintained by the Cambridge Historical Commission. Cambridge founded its historical marker program in 1976.

Purpose

Created for general use within the Cambridge Historical Commission and for map production.

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Attributes

Name Type Details Description
ADDRESS type: String
width: 75
precision: 0
Closest address to marker
DESCRIPTION type: String
width: 75
precision: 0
Location description
NAME type: String
width: 75
precision: 0
Name of the feature
NEIGHBORHOOD type: String
width: 25
precision: 0
Neighborhood
MARKER_TYPE type: String
width: 25
precision: 0
Type of historical marker

Coordinate System

NAD 1983 StatePlane Massachusetts Mainland FIPS 2001 Feet