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Historical Marker Application Process

The Historical Marker Application Process:

  • Applicant researches the topic, writes the history, gathers photos and maps, and fills out the application form.
  • Applicant submits application and documentation to county historical commission (CHC) for review and approval.
  • CHC forwards application to Texas Historical Commission (THC).
  • THC reviews application; additional information and/or clarification may be requested.
  • THC requests application fee and property ownership approval.
  • THC accepts public comment on applications received.
  • THC approves application, if eligible, and requests payment.
  • Applicant forwards payment to THC.
  • THC prepares draft inscription and submits it to applicant and CHC for review.
  • THC sends final approved inscription to foundry for casting.
  • Foundry ships completed marker to designated addressee.
  • Applicant and CHC plan marker dedication ceremony.
  • THC staff enters marker into the Texas Historic Sites Atlas, an online inventory of marker information and inscriptions (http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us)

Tyler County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 777
Woodville, TX 75979

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