Apply for a Historical Marker

The 2023 Marker Application period will be from March 1st - 2 pm CDT May 15th. Applications will be available February 1st. 

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.

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. 

 
 
 

2023 Marker Applications will be available February 1st, to see samples of the application, please click on format below to download:

  •  2022 Subject Marker Application (Word Doc, PDF
  •  2022 Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL) Application (Word Doc, PDF
  •  2022 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 markers@thc.texas.gov during the open application period.  

 

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.

HTC Medallion

 

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

 

HTC Name & Date Plaque

The HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque application is available in Word doc and pdf format, please click on the link to download:

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

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

 

 

 


Marker program staff offer several online webinars explaining the marker research and application process. 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 Program Policies, Forms and Procedures

Marker Types (PDF)

Marker Statewide Themes/Topics (PDF)

2022 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)

2020 Amendment Relocation Replacement Retirement Procedures (PDF) (for existing markers)

For an outline of the basic steps of the marker application process, please see this Marker Process Timeline (PDF).


Last year's approved 2022 marker topics:

County Title
Aransas Kline's Cafe
Atascosa Peanut Farmer in Atascosa County
Atascosa Poteet United Methodist Church
Austin National Cemetery (HTC)
Austin St. James Lutheran Church
Bastrop Alum Creek DeShay Cemetery (HTC)
Bastrop Henry Barnett Family
Bastrop Hopewell Rosenwald School
Bastrop Mount Olive Evergreen Cemetery (HTC)
Bastrop Saul Wright Cemetery (HTC)
Bastrop St. Mary's Colony Cemetery (HTC)
Bexar Malvina Nelson House (RTHL)
Bexar Jacobs Chapel United Methodist Church
Bexar John Willian and Maria Jesusa Curbelo-Delgado Smith House Site
Bexar Alexander Joske House (RTHL)
Bexar Southwestern Bell Telegraph Building (RTHL)
Blanco Girl Scout Camp Blanco
Brazos City of College Station
Brazos Primera Iglesia Bautista Mexicana de Bryan
Brazos Shiloh Baptist Church
Brown George Edward Smith
Brown The Greenleaf Fisk House (RTHL)
Caldwell Martindale Motor Corporation Building (RTHL)
Calhoun The Port Lavaca Shrimp Industry
Cameron Bobby Joe Morrow
Cameron Stonewall Jackson Hotel (RTHL)
Camp Carroll Hall Shelby
Cherokee History of Landrum, Texas
Childress Childress army Airfield
Collin Bethany Cemetery (HTC)
Collin Lair Cemetery (HTC)
Collin Yates - Strickland House (RTHL)
Colorado The Masonic Lodge of Eagle Lake
Comal Edgar Alfred Grist, DVM
Comanche Bibb Community
Comanche Board Church Cemetery (HTC)
Cooke First Presbyterian Church (RTHL)
Coryell Carver School
Dallas Elm Thicket / Northpark Neighbrhood
Dallas Junior League of Dallas
Dallas Manuel and Maria Valle Family
Dallas Salem Institutional Baptist Church
Duval Santa Cruz Cemetery (HTC)
Ellis Heman Sweatt
Erath Chalk Mountain Masonic Lodge #894
Falls Booker T. Washington Schools
Fayette Katy Depot La Grange, TX
Fayette The Morgan Family of Plum
Fayette P. Breymann Building (RTHL)
Fayette Stevens Chapel UMC (RTHL)
Gillespie Local African American Community History
Gonzales St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Gonzales Terryville Community
Grayson Kendall Chapel Cemetery (HTC)
Gregg Butcher C. Christian Sr.
Gregg History of Boy Scout Troop 201
Gregg Trinity Episcopal Church of Longview
Gregg Utzman Farm House (RTHL)
Grimes St. Louis Cemetery (HTC)
Hardeman The Demise of Joe Earle
Hardeman Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway
Hardeman McDonald - Matthews Shootout
Harris  1940 Knapp Chevrolet Building
Harris Sikh Center of the Gulf Coast Area, Inc.
Harris Charles W. Luckie School 
Harris Goose Creek Oil Field
Harris Harris County Poor Farm, 1894-1992
Harris Hill of Rest Cemetery (HTC)
Harris Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church
Harris Southside Place Park
Harris Willis Wood Cemetery (HTC)
Harrison The Cooperville Rosenwald School
Harrison First Telegraph Office in Texas
Harrison Marshal Fire Department
Hays 108 South Nance (RTHL)
Hays Danforth - Kerbow House (RTHL)
Hays Max E. Schiwitz Homestead (RTHL)
Hays Peal-Pleasant Valley Cemetery (HTC)
Hays San Vicente Cemetery (HTC)
Henderson Baxter School
Hill Bragg Williams Lynching
Jasper Roganville Baptist Church
Kaufman Founding of Terrell
Kendall

Casper Sueltenfuss

Kendall Battle of Walker's Creek
Kendall Dan & Frances Holkamp
Kimble Cobb Ranch House
Lamar Paris Grocery Company
Lamar Paris Post Office
Lamar George W. Wright
Lamar William J. McDonald
La Salle Florita Plaza
Lavaca Menger School
Lavaca Pleasant Grove School
Lavaca Shiner Game & Fish Protective League
Leon Taylor Cemetery (HTC)
Liberty Bailey's Corner
Liberty The Pounds House (RTHL)
Lubbock Bess Hubbard
Lubbock Mollie Abernathy
Lubbock Paul Whitfield Horn
Lubbock Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park (HTC)
Lubbock Texas Tech University Administration Building (RTHL)
Madison Daniel Larrison
Matagorda Abel Head "Shanghai" Pierce & Jonathan Edwards Pierce
Matagorda Allenhurst Community and Cemetery
Matagorda Casa de Dios
McLennan Alpha Theater (RTHL)
McLennan Katy Park
Medina Castro Out-lot No. 60
Milam Gause Baptist Church
Mitchell Spade Community and Wild Horse Creek Bridge
Montgomery Chilton-Dean House (RTHL)
Nacogdoches Robert Bruce Blake
Navarro Bethel AME Church
Navarro GW Jackson
Navarro

Merrit Drane

Parker Prince Memorial CME Church
Parker Martha Elizabeth (Cockburn) Turner
Parker Red Ochre Reburials / Annetta Cemetery
Polk Bluff Creek Cemetery (HTC)
Potter Matthew "Bones" Hooks
Rockwall New Hope Baptist Church
Runnels

Fairview Cemetery (HTC)

San Saba

Edgar T. Neal

Tarrant

Board and Chorn Drugstore

Tarrant Haley's Meat Market
Tarrant Stagecoach Ballroom
Tarrant Fort Worth Poetry Society
Travis Cisco's Restaurant Bakery and Bar
Travis Olivet Baptist Church
Travis Oswaldo "A.B" Cantu Pan American Recreational Center
Travis

The Richard Moya House (RTHL)

Travis Dr. Sidney and Helen White House (RTHL)
Travis Darnall House (RTHL)
Upshur Bethlehem Colored School (RTHL)
Upshur St. James Baptist Church
Van Zandt Canton HS Eagles 1964 Football Team
Van Zandt Potters Brown
Van Zandt Railroad Spur Line of Van Oil Field
Victoria Zion Lutheran Church - Mission Valley
Washington Jaeger Witte Cemetery (HTC)
Wharton Drastata Farm
Wharton Roberts Family Cemetery (HTC)
Wharton St. James Missionary Baptist Church
Wichita Church of the Good Shepherd
Wood East Texas Serenaders
Wood

Site of New Hope Common School No. 33

Young 1921 Young County Jail