Information for Existing Markers

Orders regarding Texas historical markers can improve the marker's presentationReady to install your historical marker? See the installation instructions for a post or mounting to a surface.

If you need to move a marker, use the Marker Relocation Form in Word (or PDF). The form must have the County Historical Commission permission.

To order a replacement for a damaged or missing marker, including replacement parts for Texas Centennial markers, use the Marker Replacement Form in Word (*see note below). The form must have the County Historical Commission permission. To add or correct information on a marker (one sentence in length), use the Supplemental Plaque Form in Word (*see note below).

*Note: In May, the Texas Historical Commission received the unexpected news that the owners of Southwell Company, the business that has produced our historical markers for more than fifty years, sold their firm. The Texas Historical Commission is searching for a vendor that can accept the volume of markers ordered annually, develop a quality product, and create and deliver markers in a reasonable amount of time. The agency must follow state guidelines and processes in selecting a new vendor. As of August 28, 2019, a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been posted. THC is currently accepting bids from potential vendors. You may view the RFP at: https://www.thc.texas.gov/about-us/procurement-and-bid-opportunitiesBoth the Marker Replacement and Supplemental Plaque forms will be posted as soon as possible, please continue to check this webpage for further update.

Found a mistake on a marker? Request to have the THC review a marker for a possible correction.

Find out more about marker refinishing.

Original files of Texas historical marker applications are housed at the THC Library, and inscriptions and location information for individual markers can be accessed through the Texas Historic Sites Atlas.

To request a copy or scan of a marker file, please email markers@thc.texas.gov with the name of the marker, county and your contact information.