State Historical Markers

As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics, including: the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and military sites; events that changed the course of local and state history; and individuals who have made lasting contributions to our state, community organizations, and businesses.

Historical markers can be found in all 254 Texas counties. Age, significance, and architectural requirements govern the eligibility of topics and sites when applying for either a subject marker, Historic Texas Cemetery marker, or a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark marker.



Number of people attending "Education in Livingston" historical marker dedication in Polk County in April 2008

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What's New

Webinar recording now available for viewing

This year's marker workshop series was very successful and included two webinars. Click here to view the recorded webinar. Please note that the recording is 58 minutes and Windows Media Player 9 or higher is required. 

Historical Marker Tool-kit

For an easy "how-to" on the marker application process, check out our new marker tool-kit. This handy kit breaks down the process into three steps and offers numerous tips and suggestions.