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.

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, 2017 for 2018 markers. Click here for the RTHL application for building and structures. Click here for the HTC application for cemeteries. Click here for the Subject marker application. 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 marker applications have been received as of October 15, 2017 for the 2018 Marker Application Period: 

Received County Topic
9/26/2017 Angelina Redland School
10/9/2017 Aransas Richard Henry Wood House (RTHL)
9/5/2017 Austin First Bellville High School built with a PWA Grant in 1938
8/24/2017 Bastrop Joseph Charles and Frantiska Langer Leshikar House (RTHL)
9/1/2017 Bell St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery (HTC)
9/1/2017 Bell Temple Civic Theatre
9/14/2017 Bell Cyrus Maxell Campbell (1839-1921)
9/19/2017 Bexar Heidemann Family Cemetery (HTC)
10/12/2017 Bexar Gerfers Cemetery (HTC)
10/3/2017 Bosque Valley Mills Cemetery (HTC)
10/3/2017 Bosque Dr. Russell D. Holt
9/22/2017 Bowie Sand Hill Cemetery (HTC)
9/5/2017 Brazoria Mary Eveline McKenzie Bell
9/6/2017 Burnet Rockvale Cemetery (HTC)
9/28/2017 Carson Liberty Cemetery (HTC)
9/4/2017 Collin Bankhead Highway
9/2/2017 Colorado Gegenworth House (RTHL)
8/24/2017 Comal Ernst and Antoinette Gruene Home (RTHL)
9/1/2017 Comal Cypress Bend Park
9/1/2017 Comal Posey Cemetery (HTC)
9/1/2017 Comal Herman and Ada Knibbe Home (RTHL)
9/6/2017 Comal New Braunfels 1918 Fire Station (RTHL)
9/6/2017 Comal Heimer Cemetery (HTC)
9/5/2017 Comanche Cora Cemetery (HTC)
9/25/2017 Comanche Energy Cemetery (HTC)
10/13/2017 Comanche T. O. Moore
9/1/2017 Delta Nathaniel L. Corbet (1812-1901)
10/2/2017 Donley Moffitt Hardware (RTHL)
9/1/2017 Ellis Midlothian Public Schools
8/21/2017 Falls Woodland Cemetery (HTC)
9/2/2017 Fannin Banking History
9/10/2017 Fannin Union Cemetery (HTC)
10/13/2017 Fayette Schulenburg Community Cemetery (HTC)
10/13/2017 Fayette Stephen's Chapel Methodist Cemetery (HTC)
9/11/2017 Galveston The Nelson E. Leopold Home
9/7/2017 Goliad Mt. Moriah Baptist Church
9/1/2017 Gonzales Riverside School (RTHL)
8/4/2017 Hall Lakeview Cemetery (HTC)
9/8/2017 Harris Early Settlers in Deer Park
9/16/2017 Harris Astrodome (RTHL)
9/18/2017 Harris Waddell's House Furnishing Company (RTHL)
9/20/2017 Harris City of Baytown
9/20/2017 Harris J. Robert Neal House
9/22/2017 Harris The J. Robert Neal Olmsted Brothers Garden
10/10/2017 Harrison First State Bank of Hallsville
10/10/2017 Harrison Young's Mill Pond
8/24/2017 Hays Cheatham-Hohenberg Cemetery (HTC)
9/29/2017 Hays Cocke Cemetery (HTC)
10/7/2017 Irion Arden Cemetery (HTC)
10/7/2017 Irion Sherwood Cemetery (HTC)
10/10/2017 Irion Rest Haven Cemetery (HTC)
8/23/2017 Karnes History of First Baptist Church - Kenedy
8/29/2017 Kendall Nicolaus Zink’s Historic Land  at the Pinta Trail Crossing of the Guadalupe River
9/1/2017 Lamar Church of the Holy Cross, Episcopal
9/1/2017 Lavaca Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sweet Home, TX
9/4/2017 Lavaca Dr. Hugo Strieder
9/14/2017 Lavaca East Side Church of God
10/4/2017 Lavaca Sunken Garden Dance Platform
10/9/2017 Lavaca Ross Middlebrook Youngs
10/15/2017 Lavaca Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery (HTC)
10/9/2017 Liberty City Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion ONLY)
9/1/2017 Madison Oxford Cemetery (HTC)
9/1/2017 Newton Sand Ridge Cemetery (HTC)
9/20/2017 Nueces Matthew Nolan
10/6/2017 Panola Panola College
9/22/2017 Red River Cuthand Cemetery (HTC)
9/27/2017 Robertson Calvert Jewish Cemetery
9/5/2017 Rockwall Glen Hill Cemetery (HTC)
9/3/2017 Rusk Lakewood Memorial Park (HTC)
10/1/2017 San Saba China Creek Cemetery (HTC)
9/6/2017 Stonewall Old Glory Cemetery (HTC)
10/9/2017 Tarrant Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery (HTC)(Medallion ONLY)
9/19/2017 Travis Collins Cemetery (HTC)
10/10/2017 Trinity Ellis Prairie Cemetery (HTC)
10/12/2017 Tyler Fellowship Cemetery (HTC)
10/5/2017 Walker TX Senator William Luther Dean
9/1/2017 Washington Washington Methodist Church
9/12/2017 Wharton Louise State Bank Building (RTHL)
9/7/2017 Wichita Birth of KMA Oilfield
10/7/2017 Williamson Florence Church of Christ
10/7/2017 Williamson Taylor Cooper House (RTHL)
9/3/2017 Wood Webster Community