Fast Facts

1930

year that the Texas Highway Department built its first roadside parks to provide places for travelers to stop and relax

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From the THC Blog

Restored San Augustine County Courthouse.

May Courthouse of the Month: San Augustine County

Read about this month's historic courthouse, which completed restoration through the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program in 2009 and won a stewardship award for the excellent care given to the building since.

Meridian Highway in 1950s Austin

On the Road Again

North America’s first international highway, the Meridian Highway, stretched from Canada to Mexico City and ran through Texas along former Native American paths and the Republic of Texas’ Military Road.

The Medallion

THC’s official magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism.

Statewide News & Events

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed and named John L. Nau, III as chairman of the Texas Historical Commission for a term to expire on February 1, 2021. Gov. Abbott additionally appointed Wallace Jefferson and Anna Benavides Galo to terms set to expire on February 1, 2019 and February 1, 2021, respectively.

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