1) Florida. Florida leads the pack with a whopping 11,109 active permits on file for billboards throughout the entire state. Orange County, Florida comes in first with 801 billboards in the county alone. Outfront Media leads the pack on 3,532 billboards in the state, with Clear Channel Outdoor coming in second -946.
March 24, 1956: The first regularly published weekly albums chart, Best Selling Popular Albums, debuts; this chart would eventually become known as the Billboard 200.
In the sunshine state known as Florida, billboards are part of the fabric of the state. They are visible when driving up and down the I-95 or when getting around on surface streets in many of the beautiful cities in the state.
1889 – The world's first 24-sheet billboard was displayed at the Paris Exposition and later at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The format was quickly adopted for various types of advertising, especially for circuses, traveling shows, and movies.
Billboard first began publishing an album chart on March 24, 1945. The chart expanded to 200 positions on the week ending May 13, 1967, and adopted its current name on March 14, 1992.
Riehle was a visionary; the law, passed in 1968, made Vermont the first state in the continental U.S. to rid itself of billboards. It wasn't easy to convince everyone in Vermont that banning billboards would be a good thing.