Apply for a Historical Marker

This year's approved 2018 markers can be found listed at the bottom of the screen. 

The historical marker process in Texas begins at the county level. After you have reviewed all the relevant information on this page, contact your county historical commission chair if you are interested in submitting an application.

The THC accepts applications for historical markers each fall for the following calendar year. The current application period has recently closed. The next application period is from September 1 through November 15, 2018 for 2019 markers. 2019 marker applications will be available for download on this site starting in August 2018. Please note that all marker applications must be approved and submitted by your county historical commission chair or marker chair to markerapplication@thc.texas.gov.  

Marker program staff are offering several online webinars and in-person workshops explaining the marker research and application process through the summer and fall of 2017. Look here for a list of dates and times for these training opportunities.

Helpful Tools for Markers

Marker Toolkit 

Training and Workshops

Family Home of George T. Briscoe, Devine, Medina Co.

Marker Research Guides

Marker Toolbox

 

Marker Program Policies, Forms and Procedures

Marker Types (PDF)

Marker Statewide Themes/Topics (PDF)

2017 Historical Markers Program Work Plan (PDF)

2018 Historical Markers Program Work Plan (PDF)

Official Texas Historical Marker Procedures (PDF) (for new marker applications)

Scoring Criteria (PDF)

Official Texas Historical Marker Policies (PDF) (for existing and new markers)

For an outline of the basic steps of the marker application process, please see this flow chart from Texas Preservation Handbook for County Historical Commissions.

The following 172 marker applications were approved by the THC Commissioners during the January 2018 quarterly meeting: 

County Topic Description
Angelina Redland School 1870s rural school
Aransas Richard Henry Wood House (RTHL) 1868, 1910s home of locally significant pioneer
Atascosa St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1876 Catholic (Polish) parish
Austin First Bellville High School 1938 school built by PWA
Bastrop Joseph Charles and Frantiska Langer Leshikar House (RTHL) 1900s Folk Victorian home 
Bastrop Siloah Cemetery (HTC) 1882 community cemetery
Bastrop Mary Christian Burleson Cemetery (HTC) 1870 family cemetery
Bee The Beeville Bee Picayune 1886 local newspaper
Bell St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (HTC) 1883 community/church cemetery,Wendish
Bell Temple Civic Theatre 1966 theater group
Bell Cyrus Maxell Campbell (1839-1921) 1880s business leader
Bexar Heidemann Family Cemetery (HTC) 1893 cemetery
Bexar Gerfers Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1876 cemetery
Bexar The Mexican Village 1919/20 village of artisans, trabajo rustico
Bexar Station "X" 1942 civilian service detatchment to UK
Blanco Brown Cemetery (HTC) 1920 community cemetery
Bosque Valley Mills Cemetery (HTC) 1860s community cemetery
Bosque Zion United Church of Christ 1891 German church
Bowie Sand Hill Cemetery (HTC) 1861 church cemetery
Brazoria Mary Eveline McKenzie Bell 1830s pioneer
Brazos Old Bryan City Cemetery (HTC) 1861 community cemetery
Briscoe Francis School 1898 rural school
Burnet Rockvale Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion only) 1870 cemetery
Cameron Fernandez-Laiseca Building (RTHL) 1915 Border Brick style commercial building
Cameron Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Brown 1864-1906 Buffalo soldier occupation
Cameron M. E. and Estella Garcia House (RTHL) 1961 Southern Colonial
Carson Liberty Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1907 cemetery
Chambers Chambers County Courthouse (RTHL) 1936-37 courthouse
Cherokee Fred Douglass School 1900 African American school
Cherokee Annie Ella McCallum Ault and CW Ault Family 1917; first woman to receive patent in Texas
Collin Bankhead Highway 1920s highway
Collin Saigling House (RTHL) 1918 Craftsman style home 
Colorado The Christian Church 1880s church
Colorado Zeno Smith 1935-69 Texas Ranger
Comal Ernst and Antoinette Gruene Home (RTHL) 1852, 1910s home of early pioneer
Comal Cypress Bend Park 1927 public park
Comal Posey Cemetery (HTC) 1859 family cemetery
Comal Herman and Ada Knibbe Home (RTHL) 1910 home
Comal New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (RTHL) 1918 fire house, now a museum
Comal Heimer Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1880s cemetery
Comanche Cora Cemetery (HTC) 1856 community cemetery
Comanche Energy Cemetery (HTC) 1901 community cemetery
Comanche T. O. Moore 1870s pioneer, Civil War veteran
Cooke Gainesville State School 1916 state school for girls
Coryell Prairie View Cemetery (HTC) 1903 community  cemetery
Dallas Little Egypt 1883 African American town
Dallas City Lake Park Mesquite 1947 city park
Dallas Fire of 1860 1860 disaster
Dallas Roach Feed & Seed Company 1917/1933 store
Dallas A. J. Head Service Station 1947 service station on Bankhead Highway
Delta Nathaniel L. Corbet (1812-1901) 1840s pioneer and merchant
Denton Pilot Point Community Cemetery (HTC) 1850s community cemetery
Ector The Bankhead Highway in Ector County 1920s historic highway
Ector The First National Bank 1932 bank
Ellis Midlothian Public Schools 1883 public school
Ellis Early Waxahachie High School 1870-71 school
Erath First Christian Church Stephenville 1880 church
Falls Woodland Cemetery (HTC) 1885 community cemetery
Fannin Banking History 1900 local bank
Fannin Union Cemetery (HTC) 1861 community cemetery, African American
Fannin Oak Ridge Cemetery (HTC) 1874 community cemetery
Fayette Schulenburg Community Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1837 cemetery
Fayette Stephen's Chapel Methodist Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1837 cemetery
Fayette Webb-Schneider House (RTHL) 1869/70 home with 1908 two-story addition
Fort Bend Court Hardware Company, Inc. 1919 business
Fort Bend George Ranch House (RTHL) 1899 Nicholas Clayton home, 1911 Sanguinet, Staats and Barnes home
Galveston Engine House No. 3 1859 fire department
Galveston Helen E. Ebert 1904 businesswoman
Galveston WWI Physicians of Galveston 1917-1919 doctors
Garza Post Santa Fe Depot (RTHL) 1911 passenger depot, now city building
Gillespie Metzger Girls Captured and Murdered by Indians 1865 capture
Goliad Mt. Moriah Baptist Church 1884 African American church
Gonzales Riverside School (RTHL) 1910s Mexican American school
Grayson Grayson County Poor Farm (HTC) 1875/80 poor farm
Grimes Zion Cemetery (HTC) 1850s church cemetery
Harris Early Settlers in Deer Park 1834 pioneers
Harris Astrodome (RTHL) 1965 sports arena
Harris Waddell's House Furnishing Company (RTHL) 1895, 1905/06 commerical building, warehouse
Harris City of Baytown 1948 town
Harris The J. Robert Neal Olmsted Brothers Garden 1938-39 gardens designed by Olmstead Brothers
Harris Humble Independent School District 1919 school district
Harrison First State Bank of Hallsville 1909 bank
Harrison Young's Mill Pond 1869 mill and swim site
Harrison Bishop College 1881 African American college (2nd in TX)
Hays Cheatham-Hohenberg Cemetery (HTC) 1870s family cemetery
Hays Cocke Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1883 cemetery
Hays W. T. Chapman 1870s merchant in Dripping Springs
Henderson Leagueville Baptist Church 1880 church
Hidalgo The Pharr Riot 1971 riot, stemming from local discrimination
Hill Covington Cemetery (HTC) 1860s community cemetery
Hill Prairie Dale Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1877 cemetery
Hill Mesquite Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1882 cemetery
Hood Pleasant Thorp 1840s pioneer
Houston Fodice Cemetery (HTC) 1900 African American cemetery
Hutchinson Dial #1 - First oil well in Hutchinson County 1921 oil well
Irion Arden Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1906 cemetery
Irion Sherwood Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) circa 1856 cemetery
Jim Hogg Lino Ramirez Family Cemetery (HTC) 1880s family cemetery
Lamar Church of the Holy Cross, Episcopal 1870s church
Lampasas W. T. Campbell 1890s English newspaper editor
Lavaca East Side Church of God 1900 church
Lavaca Sunken Garden Dance Platform 1936 dance location
Lavaca Ross Middlebrook Youngs 1917-26 major league baseball player
Lavaca Wied Hall 1891 hall, Czech
Liberty City Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion only) 1850 cemetery
Live Oak Saint George Catholic Church, George West 1918 church
Live Oak Jessy Franklin Gray (1895-1968) World War I officer, State Representative
Lubbock City of New Deal 1909 town
Lubbock First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1890 church
Lubbock New Hope Baptist Church 1926 African American church
Lubbock Nicolett Hotel 1888 hotel; first business in Lubbock
Madison Oxford Cemetery (HTC) 1871 cemetery
Matagorda Palacios Colored School 1928 African American school
McLennan Santa Cruz Cemetery (HTC) 1914 Mexican American cemetery
Milam San Andres Masonic Lodge 1849 lodge
Milam Old City Cemetery - Rockdale (HTC) 1874 city cemetery
Milam Stone-Tree Rock House (RTHL) 1937 home, now Chamber of Commerce 
Montgomery Elizabeth Shaw Cartwright Cemetery (HTC) 1845 cemetery
Nacogdoches United States Occupation of Nacogdoches 1836 military occupation
Navarro Midway Cemetery (HTC) 1888 cemetery
Newton Sand Ridge Cemetery (HTC) 1886 cemetery
Nueces Matthew Nolan 1830s Texas Ranger; Civil War veteran
Nueces Del Mar College 1935 college
Nueces Restland Memory Park (HTC) 1919 cemetery
Nueces Mother Margaret Mary Healy Murphy 1870s businesswoman, established a church and school
Orange Train Depot (RTHL) 1908 train depot
Parker William and Elisabeth Woody Historic Homestead 1854 homestead
Parker Woody Cemetery (HTC) 1860 cemetery
Parker Veal's Station Cemetery (HTC) 1857 cemetery
Parker Mount Pleasant Colored School (RTHL) 1919 African American school
Red River Cuthand Cemetery (HTC) 1872 cemetery
Robertson Calvert Jewish Cemetery (HTC) 1870s Jewish cemetery
Rockwall Glen Hill Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1820 cemetery
Rusk Lakewood Memorial Park (HTC) 1932 cemetery
Rusk Family Slaves of the Monte Verde plantation 1860 plantation slave story
Sabine Alfred D. & Martha A. Causey Oliphint 1839 pioneers
San Saba China Creek Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1893 cemetery
San Saba A.J. Rose Mill 1860 pioneer, mill site
Shelby Pleasant Hill Cemetery (HTC) 1894 cemetery
Stonewall Old Glory Cemetery (HTC) 1904 cemetery
Tarrant Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion only) 1879 cemetery
Tarrant HEB American Legion Post 379 1963 veteran organization
Terrell Chandler Ranch 1912 ranch
Travis Collins Cemetery (HTC) 1894 family cemetery
Travis Carrington Bluff House (RTHL) 1889, 1911 home
Travis Pennybacker - Alexander House (RTHL) 1941 home
Travis Snead-Rieck House (RTHL) 1935 home built with former UT Old Main
Travis L. C. Anderson High School and the Integration of Austin's Public Schools 1953 school, 1969 integration
Travis Boyce Family Cemetery (HTC) 1845 cemetery
Trinity Ellis Prairie Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1871 cemetery
Trinity Glendale Congregational Methodist Church 1917 church
Trinity Waco, Beaumont, Trinity and Sabine Railroad 1920s railroad
Tyler Fellowship Cemetery (HTC) 1869 cemetery
Upshur Dickson Colored Orphanage Cemetery (HTC) 1920s cemetery
Van Zandt Isaac Van Zandt 1830s/40s pioneer
Walker William Luther Dean 1830s pioneer, veteran; Texas Senator
Walker Southend Cemetery (HTC) 1920s African American cemetery
Walker Bishop Ward Normal and Collegiate Institute 1883 African American college/school
Ward Monahans Well 1881 well
Washington Washington Methodist Church 1820s church
Washington Veterans of World War I 1914-1919 veterans
Wharton Old Bethlehem Church 1885 church
Wharton Egypt Slave Cemetery (HTC) 1902 African American cemetery
Wharton Irrigation and the Development of Agriculture in Lane City, Texas 1900 canal system
Wheeler Shamrock Cemetery (HTC) 1901 cemetery
Wichita Birth of KMA Oilfield 1919 oil well
Williamson Florence Church of Christ 1853 church
Williamson Taylor Cooper House (RTHL) 1869-71, 1880, 1900 home
Wilson Flores Rancho (RTHL) 1833+ ranch homestead
Wise Pleasant Grove Cemetery #1 (HTC) 1880 cemetery
Wood Webster Community 1852 community
Wood Rockfield Cemetery (HTC)(Name & Date Plaque) 1878 cemetery