LOOK: Take an interactive tour of Confederate monuments across t - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

LOOK: Take an interactive tour of Confederate monuments across the US

(RNN) -  Workers in New Orleans are taking down the last of four Confederate Statues in the Big Easy on Friday while there is a debate swelling across the country on whether the monuments have a place in public.

There are more than 15,015 historical markers commemorating the US Civil War, according to the Historical Marker Database. Those markers come in many shapes and sizes: signs, buildings, cemeteries and statues.

Below is a map that serves as a digital road trip across the United States, showing a select 166 Confederate memorials.

Thanks to Google Map's Street View, users can click each individual marker and be transported to a 360-degree view of the monument and its surrounding area. This map explores small town America (welcome to Mayfield, Kentucky) and large metropolitan areas (Chicago).

This is an on-going project at the intersection of history, geography and journalism. It's designed to be a transparent and prescient look at a growing debate and a road map of the pressure points where tension could become the next location of New Orleans-style protests. 

If there's a glaring bug or error, reach out to us at rnnhub@raycommedia.com. It's not complete and it may never be fully filled in, but it will continue to be built upon.

Scroll over and zoom for greater detail. Click a marker to see a Google Street View of the monument:

Copyright 2017 Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 Responds

  • Should Confederate monuments be taken down?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Yes.
    8%
    63 votes
    No.
    92%
    713 votes
  • National politicsMore>>

  • 'I have decided,' Trump says of Iran deal _ before big talks

    'I have decided,' Trump says of Iran deal _ before big talks

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 3:54 AM EDT2017-09-20 07:54:56 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:49:10 GMT
    The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear...
    The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump's presidency, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.
  • Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

    Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-20 16:29:30 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:49:00 GMT
    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
    The government says former New York congressman Anthony Weiner should go to prison for about two years after engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
  • Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Trump: GOP health bill short of votes before deadline

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:24 AM EDT2017-09-20 08:24:59 GMT
    Wednesday, September 20 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-20 23:48:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol H...

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

    In a sign he remained short of votes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused on Tuesday to commit to bringing the legislation up for a vote.

Powered by Frankly