Apply for a Historical Marker

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.

This year 236 marker applications were received for the 2019 Marker Application Period. Please scroll down to see the list of received applications.

The THC accepts applications for historical markers each fall for the following calendar year. The next application period is from September 1 through November 15, 2019, for 2020 markers. Please note that applying for a marker is highly competitive, all required components must be included when submitting an application. See Marker Toolkit for more information on how to apply. The entire process of application submission to marker dedication is very long, most applications take 12-18 months. 

The following applications will be available in Word doc and pdf format starting in August 2019:

  •  Subject Marker Application (Word doc) (PDF)
  •  Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) Application (Word doc) (PDF)
  •  Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) Marker Application (Word doc) (PDF)

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.  

HTC Medallion

HTC Name & Date Plaque Applications (accepted year round)

An Historic Texas Cemetery designation is a pre-requisite for a cemetery marker. If your cemetery has been designated as historic through our Cemetery Preservation program and you wish to purchase a non-interpretive historical plaque, then you can submit the form below.

Note: For an interpretive historical marker for the cemetery, please submit an HTC Application during the regular Fall application period (see section above to download HTC Marker Application when available).

HTC Name & Date Plaque

HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque Application (PDF)

SAMPLE HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque Application (Word doc)

 

 


Marker program staff are offering several online webinars explaining the marker research and application process through the summer and fall of 2018. 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)

2018 Historical Markers Program Work Plan (PDF)

2019 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 marker process flow chart (PDF).

The Marker Team is currently reviewing the following 2019 Marker Applications:

(An approved list of markers will be posted on this site after the Quarterly Meeting on January 25, 2019.)

County Topic
Aransas John C. Sorenson House (RTHL)
Aransas Shivers-Barnard House (RTHL)
Atascosa Poteet United Methodist Church
Austin Bednar Family Homestead
Austin Welcome Hospital
Austin St. John Lutheran Church
Austin Peters-Hacienda Schuetzenverein
Bastrop Rosanky Cemetery (HTC)
Bastrop Paige Private School Society
Bee NAS Chase Field
Bee Hanger 1015
Bell Temple Chamber of Commerce
Bell The Rotary Club of Temple
Bell Temple's Railroad Heritage
Bexar Charles F.A. Hummel House (RTHL)
Bexar Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital
Bexar Blue Hole
Bosque The Cayote Community
Bosque Greenock Community
Bosque Dr. Russell Daniel Holt
Brazoria Pugh "Christmas" House (RTHL)
Brazoria Pearland School Buildings (RTHL)
Brazoria St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
Brazos Earl Graham Post 159
Brazos Boonville Cemetery (HTC)
Brown Pleasant Valley Cemetery (HTC)
Brown Emanuel Chapel United Methodist Church
Burleson New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
Burnet Marble Falls Cemetery (HTC)
Burnet Watson Cemetery (HTC)
Burnet Haynie Flat Cemetery (HTC)
Burnet Buckner Boys Ranch_Smoking for Jesus Ministry
Caldwell Martindale School and Gymnasium
Calhoun The Springs of Calhoun County
Callahan Home of Robert E. Howard
Cameron Espiritu Santo Land Grant
Cameron Hicks Livery Stable (RTHL)
Cameron Besteiro Brothers/ Brownsville Drug Co (RTHL)
Cameron Friedman-Hollowell House (RTHL)
Cameron El Rancho Granjeno Cemetery (HTC)
Cameron Casimiro Tamayo Building (RTHL)
Cameron J.L Putegnat & Bro Building (RTHL)
Castro Big Square Community
Collin Bankhead Highway
Collin Snow Hill Community
Collin Aldridge House (RTHL)
Collin Community Independent School District
Collin Gallagher House (RTHL)
Colorado Chesterville
Comal Weisser Dairy Farm/Pfeiffer Ranch
Comal 711 Ranch
Comal Heimer House
Comanche St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railway Depot (RTHL)
Comanche Big Eye Cemetery (HTC)
Cooke Thadd H. Blanton
Coryell Seaton Cemetery (HTC)
Coryell Dr. John C. Bates
Dallas Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Dallas Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church
Dallas Antioch Life Park Cemetery (HTC)
Dallas Christ Church Episcopal (RTHL)
Dallas Johnny Graham
Denton Bianca Babb - Denton Reintegration
Denton Denton County Confederate Monument (RTHL)
Denton Woodrum-Boyd House (RTHL)
DeWitt Alex & Clare Wofford Hamilton Home (RTHL)
DeWitt Dempsey Benton Cain House (RTHL)
DeWitt Yoakum National Bank (RTHL)
Duval Antonio López Family Cemetery (HTC)
Ector First 911 System in State of Texas
Ector Ghost Towns & Vanished Communities of Ector County
Edwards Substation No. 14
El Paso Second Baptist Church
El Paso 1966 NCAA Men's Championship Victory of TWC
El Paso The Turney House/International Museum of Art
Erath Community of Bluff Dale
Erath Historic Shapard Street
Fannin John F. Arledge
Fayette Connersville Primitive Baptist Church African American Cemetery (HTC)
Fayette Psencik Cemetery (HTC)
Fayette Fayette County Pauper Cemetery (HTC)
Fayette Fayette County Poor House and Farm
Fort Bend Mamie and A.P. George
Fort Bend First United Methodist Church, Fulshear
Fort Bend Sugar Land First United Methodist Church
Fort Bend Holy Family Parish
Galveston The Adolph and Regina Frenkel House (RTHL)
Galveston Smith-Hartley House (RTHL)
Galveston Santa Maria/Miss Galveston
Goliad Kilgore Cemetery (HTC)
Goliad Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church Congregation
Grayson Mt. Tabor Cemetery (HTC)
Gregg Robert A. McLain and the Longview Cannibals
Guadalupe Blumberg Cemetery (HTC)
Hall Lakeview Cemetery (HTC)
Hall Walls Family Cemetery (HTC)
Hall Estelline Cemetery (HTC)
Hall Hulver Cemetery (HTC)
Hall 1928 Phillips 66 Service Station (RTHL)
Harris Ethel Reed Coop House (RTHL)
Harris Memorial Baptist Church
Harris The Edmundson House (RTHL)
Harris First Goose Creek School
Harris Beth Yeshurun Synagogue (RTHL)
Harris African American Library at the Gregory School
Harris Baytown's Historic Oak Tree
Harris Bob Harris Station, Federal Post Office (RTHL)
Harrison C.G. Lancaster
Harrison Fred Lewis
Hays Riverhead Farm
Hays Kyle Depot (RTHL)
Hays La Sociedad Mutualista de Cuauhtémoc 
Henderson J. W. Brownlow
Henderson Corporal David Brady Shelton & American Legion Post No. 173
Henderson Virginia Lucille "Ginger" Murchison
Henderson New Hope Methodist Church
Hidalgo Peñitas Common School
Hill Bethlehem Cemetery (HTC)
Hockley The Wallace Theater (RTHL)
Hopkins Old Jefferson Road
Hopkins Old Saltillo Cemetery (HTC)
Hutchinson Town of Isom
Jasper First Baptist Church of Buna
Jim Hogg Jim Hogg County Old Jail (RTHL)
Johnson Original 1915 J.N. Long Elementary Building (RTHL)
Karnes History of First Baptist Church - Kenedy
Kaufman Pleasant Grove Cemetery (HTC)
Kendall The Pinta Trail Crossing of the Guardalupe River
Kerr Methodist Encampment Community
Kerr Glen Rest Cemetery (HTC)
Lamar Sanitarium of Paris
Lamar Jefferies Wagon Yard
Lampasas Straley Cemetery (HTC)
Lavaca Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Lavaca Dr. Hugo J. Strieder
Lavaca Klimitchek Cemetery (HTC)
Lavaca Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery (HTC)
Lavaca Katolika Jednota Zen Texaskych Catholic Women's Fraternal of Texas
Lavaca  The Patek Orchestras
Lavaca Bluecher Park and Dance Hall
Leon Greer Family Cemetery (HTC)
Liberty Yettie Kersting
Liberty Annie Colbert - Rosenwald School
Liberty Ryan Cemetery (HTC)
Limestone The Sloan-Bounds Homestead (RTHL)
Limestone Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Live Oak First Baptist Church of George West
Live Oak Geronimo, Texas Longhorn Icon
Live Oak Don Victoriano and Don Prisciliano Chapa (1812-1919)
Llano The 1868 Legion Valley Massacre
Lubbock Texas Tech Alumni Association
Lubbock St. John's United Methodist Church
Lubbock County Line Community
Lubbock The Fujita Scale
Lubbock The 1970 Lubbock Tornado
Madison Ten Mile Cemetery (HTC)
Marion Jefferson Rock Texaco Service Station (RTHL)
Marion Jones-Pyland House (RTHL)
Marion 1897 Howe Truss Train Trestle (RTHL)
Marion Hodge-Faviell House (RTHL)
Matagorda James Wilmer Dallam
Matagorda James Henry Selkirk
McLennan Bluebonnet Ordinance Plant
McLennan The Grange
Medina Hondo Army Air Field
Montague Bob Stone Confederate Camp
Montague Oak Hill Cemetery (HTC)
Nacogdoches Immaculate Conception Cemetery (HTC)
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Veterans of War of 1812
Navarro Braniff International Flight 352
Nueces James Downing
Nueces Del Mar College
Nueces Robstown's Vegetable Growing and Railroad Shipping History
Orange Jewish Influence In the Development of Orange
Orange City of Vidor
Panola Panola College
Panola McDaniel Cemetery (HTC)
Panola Harmony Colored Mission
Parker Dawson-Hackett Cemetery (HTC)
Parker Bud Clark Cemetery (HTC)
Parker Blue-Jones House (RTHL)
Parker Bear Creek Cemetery (HTC)
Parker Strange-Sutton Cemetery (HTC)
Parker Prairie Hill Cemetery (HTC)
Polk James M. Parker, Jr., Doolittle Raider
Randall The Sad Monkey Railroad
Randall J. Evetts Haley in Canyon
Red River James & Andrew Jackson Titus
Red River Savannah Cemetery (HTC)
Robertson Wheelock School House (RTHL)
Rusk Elderville Cemetery (HTC)
Sabine Strickland Crossing Church of God
Sabine McMahan Chapel Cemetery (HTC)
San Augustine Iron Ore Rock Gym (RTHL)
San Saba Regency Suspension Bridge (RTHL)
San Saba St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Shelby Duncan Cemetery (HTC)
Smith Carmel Cemetery (HTC)
Smith Jamestown
Smith Bascom United Methodist Church
Smith Noble Earnest Young
Stephens Rangers, Ranchers and Rogues
Tarrant Fountain G. and Mary Oxsheer House (RTHL)
Tarrant Vinnedge-Loicano House (RTHL)
Tarrant Goforth Cemetery (HTC)
Tarrant Kennedale First United Methodist Church
Tarrant Woody-Kutch Livestock Commission Company 1923-1981
Tarrant Careflite
Tarrant Thompson Public Cemetery (HTC)
Tarrant Site of the First Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of TX
Tarrant Pease House (RTHL)
Tarrant Daggett's Crossing
Taylor Hardin-Simmons University Campus Triangle (HTC)
Taylor Antioch Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Titus Talco Cemetery (HTC)
Travis Montopolis
Trinity Zion Hill Cemetery (HTC)
Trinity Gibson Hotel
Van Zandt Morton Salt Company in Grand Saline
Walker Pine Prairie Free Will Baptist Church and Cemetery
Washington Farquhar Cemetery (HTC)
Washington Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Association
Wharton Old Jerusalem Cemetery (HTC)
Wharton Louise State Bank Building
Wharton Wharton Training School
Wharton Wharton County Library
Wharton Wharton Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Wheeler St. Michael and All Angels Church
Wichita Saint John Baptist Church
Wichita Mytinger-Richardson House (RTHL)
Williamson Post Oak Island
Wise Old U.S. Post Office - Depression Era Projects in Wise County
Wise Bridgeport Schools
Wise The Capture of Willie and Bud Ball/Battle at Ball Ranch
Wood Webster Community
Wood The Historic Steel Truss Bridge