The 2024 Marker Application period will be from March 1 to May 15 at 2 p.m. CDT.
  • Historic Texas Cemetery Marker Application (Word) (PDF)
  • Recorded Texas Historic Landmark Application (Word) (PDF)
  • Subject Marker Application (Word) (PDF)

Here are the three major steps to complete a THC historical marker application. (This does not include HTC Name & Date plaques which may be submitted year-round and do not require a narrative; see below for details.)

HTC Name & Date Plaque Applications (accepted year round)

An Historic Texas Cemetery designation is a prerequisite for a cemetery marker. If your cemetery has been designated as historic through our Cemetery Preservation program and you wish to purchase a non-interpretive historical plaque, then you can submit the form below.

Note: For an interpretive historical marker for the cemetery, please submit an HTC Application during the regular Spring application period (see section above to download HTC Marker Application when available).

The HTC Medallion with Name & Date Plaque application is available in Word doc and PDF format, please click on the link to download:

Marker program staff offer several online webinars explaining the marker research and application process. Look here for a list of dates and times for these training opportunities.

Marker Program Policies, Forms and Procedures