Beginning in 2006, the THC began collecting a state-mandated $100 marker application fee “to establish an account to offer funding incentives for special or priority markers." Funds are intended to address historical gaps, promote diversity of topics, and proactively document significant underrepresented subjects or untold stories.  

2023 Undertold Marker Application Period: October 1 to November 15, 2023 - NOW CLOSED

Approved 2023 Undertold Marker Topics
BellCornelius Carl "C.C." Sampson
BurnetStringtown Cemetery
HarrisLola Ann Cullum
HarrisColored Carnegie Library
HidalgoStephen F. Austin Elementary School
HidalgoColegio Jacinto Trevino
JasperRock Hill Elementary School
JeffersonPandit Mehar Chand
JeffersonSprott Hospital
LeeClub 21
McLennanRobert Lloyd Smith
MontgomeryTamina Freedmen's Town
PolkAlabama Coushatta School Building 
TarrantFort Worth Association of Federated Women's Club Home
WashingtonPickard High School

2024 Undertold Marker Application Period: October 1 to November 15, 2024

  • Applications will be available beginning September 1, 2024 

Applications must be submitted by November 15, 2024 to Note that there is no application fee to apply for an Undertold Marker.

What topics score well in the Undertold Marker Program? Find out here.

Undertold Marker Map

Explore the Undertold Markers map below to learn more about historical markers funded through the Undertold Marker Program to promote diversity within the Official Texas Historical Marker Program.

Topics funded in previous years include the following. More details about each marker can be found on the Historic Sites Atlas database.