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 237 marker applications were received for the 2019 Marker Application Period. Please scroll down to see the list of 168 recommended interpretive plaques to proceed to inscriptions.

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:

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)

2020 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 Timeline(PDF).

The following 2019 Marker Applications will proceed to inscriptions:

County

Topic

Austin

Bednar Family Homestead

Austin

Peters-Hacienda Schuetzenverein

Bee

NAS Chase Field

Bell

Temple Chamber of Commerce

Bell

The Rotary Club of Temple

Brazoria

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

Bastrop

Rosanky Cemetery (HTC)

Bastrop

Paige Private School Society

Bosque

The Cayote Community

Bosque

Greenock Community

Bosque

Dr. Russell Daniel Holt

Brown

Emanuel Chapel United Methodist Church

Burnet

Marble Falls Cemetery (HTC)

Burnet

Watson Cemetery (HTC)

Burnet

Haynie Flat Cemetery (HTC)

Burleson

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Bexar

Charles F.A. Hummel House (RTHL)

Bexar

Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital

Bexar

Blue Hole

Brazos

Earl Graham Post 159

Brazos

Boonville Cemetery (HTC)

Callahan

Home of Robert E. Howard

Castro

Big Square Community

Colorado

Chesterville

Cameron

Friedman-Hollowell House (RTHL)

Cameron

El Rancho Granjeno Cemetery (HTC)

Comanche

St. Louis and San Francisco (Frisco) Railway Depot (RTHL)

Comanche

Big Eye Cemetery (HTC)

Calhoun

The Springs of Calhoun County

Comal

Weisser Dairy Farm/Pfeiffer Ranch

Comal

711 Ranch

Comal

Heimer House

Cooke

Thadd H. Blanton

Collin

Bankhead Highway

Collin

Snow Hill Community

Collin

Aldridge House (RTHL)

Collin

Community Independent School District

Collin

Gallagher House (RTHL)

Coryell

Seaton Cemetery (HTC)

Coryell

Dr. John C. Bates

Caldwell

Martindale School and Gymnasium

Dallas

Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Dallas

Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

Dallas

Antioch Life Park Cemetery (HTC)

Dallas

Christ Church Episcopal (RTHL)

Denton

Woodrum-Boyd House (RTHL)

Duval

Antonio López Family Cemetery (HTC)

DeWitt

Alex & Clare Wofford Hamilton Home (RTHL)

DeWitt

Dempsey Benton Cain House (RTHL)

DeWitt

Yoakum National Bank (RTHL)

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

Erath

Community of Bluff Dale

Erath

Historic Shapard Street

Fort Bend

Mamie and A.P. George

Fort Bend

First United Methodist Church, Fulshear

Fort Bend

Sugar Land First United Methodist Church

Fayette

Connersville Primitive Baptist Church African American Cemetery (HTC)

Fayette

Psencik Cemetery (HTC)

Fayette

Fayette County Poor House and Farm

Goliad

Kilgore Cemetery (HTC)

Goliad

Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church Congregation

Gregg

Robert A. McLain and the Longview Cannibals

Grayson

Mt. Tabor Cemetery (HTC)

Guadalupe

Blumberg Cemetery (HTC)

Galveston

Smith-Hartley House (RTHL)

Galveston

Santa Maria/Miss Galveston

Hutchinson

Town of Isom

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

Hall

Lakeview Cemetery (HTC)

Hall

Walls Family Cemetery (HTC)

Hall

Estelline Cemetery (HTC)

Hall

1928 Phillips 66 Service Station (RTHL)

Hopkins

Old Jefferson Road

Hopkins

Old Saltillo Cemetery (HTC)

Harris

Ethel Reed Coop House (RTHL)

Harris

Memorial Baptist Church

Harris

The Edmundson House (RTHL)

Harris

Beth Yeshurun Synagogue (RTHL)

Harris

African American Library at the Gregory School

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 

Jasper

First Baptist Church of Buna

Kendall

The Pinta Trail Crossing of the Guardalupe River

Kaufman

Pleasant Grove Cemetery (HTC)

Kerr

Methodist Encampment Community

Kerr

Glen Rest Cemetery (HTC)

Liberty

Yettie Kersting

Liberty

Annie Colbert - Rosenwald School

Liberty

Ryan Cemetery (HTC)

Lavaca

Queen of Peace Catholic Church

Lavaca

Dr. Hugo J. Strieder

Lavaca

Katolika Jednota Zen Texaskych Catholic Women's Fraternal of Texas

Lavaca

 The Patek Orchestras

Lavaca

Bluecher Park and Dance Hall

Live Oak

First Baptist Church of George West

Live Oak

Don Victoriano and Don Prisciliano Chapa (1812-1919)

Leon

Greer Family Cemetery (HTC)

Lamar

Sanitarium of Paris

Lamar

Jefferies Wagon Yard

Limestone

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Lubbock

Texas Tech Alumni Association

Lubbock

St. John's United Methodist Church

Lubbock

County Line Community

Lubbock

The Fujita Scale

Madison

Ten Mile Cemetery (HTC)

Medina

Hondo Army Air Field

McLennan

The Grange

Marion

1897 Howe Truss Train Trestle (RTHL)

Montague

Bob Stone Confederate Camp

Nacogdoches

Immaculate Conception Cemetery (HTC)

Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches Veterans of War of 1812

Nueces

James Downing

Nueces

Del Mar College

Nueces

Robstown's Vegetable Growing and Railroad Shipping History

Navarro

Braniff International Flight 352

Polk

James M. Parker, Jr., Doolittle Raider

Panola

Panola College

Parker

Bud Clark Cemetery (HTC)

Parker

Blue-Jones House (RTHL)

Parker

Bear Creek Cemetery (HTC)

Randall

The Sad Monkey Railroad

Randall

J. Evetts Haley in Canyon

Rusk

Elderville Cemetery (HTC)

Red River

James & Andrew Jackson Titus

Red River

Savannah Cemetery (HTC)

Robertson

Wheelock School House (RTHL)

Sabine

McMahan Chapel Cemetery (HTC)

Smith

Carmel Cemetery (HTC)

Smith

Bascom United Methodist Church

San Saba

Regency Suspension Bridge (RTHL)

San Saba

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Taylor

Hardin-Simmons University Campus Triangle (HTC)

Trinity

Zion Hill Cemetery (HTC)

Tarrant

Fountain G. and Mary Oxsheer House (RTHL)

Tarrant

Vinnedge-Loicano House (RTHL)

Tarrant

Kennedale First United Methodist Church

Tarrant

Woody-Kutch Livestock Commission Company 1923-1981

Tarrant

Thompson Public Cemetery (HTC)

Tarrant

Site of the First Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of TX

Tarrant

Daggett's Crossing

Travis

Montopolis

Van Zandt

Morton Salt Company in Grand Saline

Walker

Pine Prairie Free Will Baptist Church and Cemetery

Wichita

Saint John Baptist Church

Wichita

Mytinger-Richardson House (RTHL)

Wood

Webster Community

Wood

The Historic Steel Truss Bridge

Wharton

Old Jerusalem Cemetery (HTC)

Wharton

Louise State Bank Building

Wharton

Wharton Training School

Wharton

Wharton County Library

Williamson

Post Oak Island

Wise

Old U.S. Post Office - Depression Era Projects in Wise County

Wise

Bridgeport Schools

Washington

Farquhar Cemetery (HTC)

Washington

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Association