INSTALLATION PROCEDURES FOR TWO-POST MARKERS
Each historical marker contains 4 pins (2 on each side of the marker) that are sized and spaced to fit in matching holes in each of the two posts. Nothing else holds the marker in place.
The posts are designed for approximately 36” insertion in the ground. The posts can be set in concrete or soil as desired. Obviously, concrete makes a more permanent installation but can be a problem if the marker is ever to be moved.
The first step is the installation of one post. Dig a hole approximately 10” – 12” in diameter and 36” deep. Set the first post in the hole making sure the holes in the post are on the marker side of the post. Plumb and brace the post then fill the hole with dirt or concrete. If using concrete the concrete should be permitted to set before proceeding.
Dig a second hole the correct distance from the first. Place the second post in the hole and let it lean away from the first post. Place the marker between the posts and insert the pins into the holes in the first post. While holding the marker in place, straighten the second post and insert the pins of the marker in to the holes in the second post. Fill the hole with dirt or concrete. If using concrete, the post and marker will have to be braced until the concrete sets.
It is advisable to cement only one post. This will facilitate removal of the marker if it ever has to be moved, repaired, or refinished.
If the marker is erected in area that will be mowed, make a round form around each post and pour the concrete so it comes up about 4-5 “above the ground. This will keep the mowers and trimmers away from the post.