Ever wonder if anything interesting happened in your home town or surrounding areas in the days of old? Thanks to a new app from A&E TV called History Here, you can use the power of Google Maps to see the historical culture of towns all across the US.

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  • Thousands of exclusive points of interest, written by the history experts at HISTORY.
  • Select your current location with GPS or choose any location across the country.
  • Customize your search to see historic points of interest—from right next door to 100 miles away.
    View images and stream HISTORY video directly within the app.
  • Display historic locations in a zoomable, map-based view or in a scrolling list.
  • Share the locations you find with friends via Facebook, Twitter and email.

It's worth noting that this is the initial release of the app, so it will continue to get new and interesting locations over time.

History Here is of course free in the Play Store, so hit the widget to give it a shot.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Brady Rainey

    So it doesn't just point out Nazi history and UFO sightings? It has more history than the actual History channel?

  • Trotty

    with a little 300 years of history I can imagine what sort of "history locations" it will highlight: "this is the tree Gen Custer pissed on during his march to...."

  • mechapathy

    What does this do that Field Trip doesn't?

  • kabloink

    So, the app will have more history than the tv channel? Assuming the app isn't just a guide to local pawn shops