As one of the most visible programs of the Texas Historical Commission (THC), historical markers commemorate diverse topics in Texas history, 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.
Thematic Marker Maps
Interested in exploring different themes within the Official Texas Historical Marker Program? THC Staff and interns developed several thematic guides through Google maps to help visitors learn more about specific historical time periods, groups of individuals, cultures, and events. Click on the links below to explore our new thematic marker maps. Also, check out the THC Historic Sites Atlas to view more historical markers and sites.
Historical Markers Resources
If you have questions about the State Historical Markers Program, please contact the program administrator using the information listed here.
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711