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.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks (RTHLs) saved in 50 years of the program -- only 52 of 3,678 have been lost
Undertold Application Period: May 1 - June 15
Beginning May 1, THC will accept applications for undertold Texas historical markers. In an effort to address historical gaps in the program, the THC utitlizes general application funds to sponsor these markers that represent an untold or undertold aspect of Texas history. Click here to download the form.
Need historical marker dedication information?
Click here for Marker Dedication Ceremony information or contact marker staff at email@example.com for sample programs, proclamations, press releases, speeches, and more for your marker dedication. Also, be sure to let us know the date and time so we can add it to our calendar.