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Texas Historical Markers
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Seek out a Texas Historical Marker. Record the coordinates, text, and a picture of the marker.
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URGENT NOTE: Due to a site bug, you should complete the Marker Text field before Saving even if you plan to Save without Submitting.

NOTE: Categorizing an Uncategorized waymark into this category will have the same bug in the Marker Text field as above. Not recommended.
Expanded Description:
This category records the locations of Texas Historical Commission markers. Generally speaking, the markers are black with silver letters and have a Texas Historical Commission medallion at the top, including Historic Texas Cemetery markers. You can review pictures attached to many of the approved waymarks to see the distinctive shape of the markers. 1936 Centennial Markers are also accepted, as well as the 1918 El Camino Real/Old San Antonio Road/King's Highway markers. Historical subjects that are not marked by the State of Texas, while interesting, are generally not accepted.
Instructions for Posting a Texas Historical Markers Waymark:
Please include the following in your post:

- Quality picture of the marker (No need for you or your GPS to be in picture, actually preferred that you're not). This picture is required. The text on the marker should be legible in the picture; ideally the marker should be as big in the photo as possible without cutting off anything. If there's an addendum plate with more info, please try to include it (a second photo is fine).

- Optional but strongly encouraged additional pictures: a panoramic view of the site, a picture of the thing being marked (i.e. the house, the building, the bell, etc). Sometimes something is incised on the border or there's a little plate on the back - closeups of these are very much appreciated; include that text in the photo description.

- The title of the marker (use the "name" field in the waymark submission form for this). Please do not include any other information (city, county, etc.) Be sure to include the entire title (words like "Site of" etc.). Even if the THC uses parentheses in the official name of the marker, please leave the parenthetical part out of the waymark name.

- The marker number (available from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas) - Note that some of the modern markers are missing from the database, and thus have no number. If your unnumbered marker is of the types in this THC file, just put -none-. If the marker is not one of the types in that file, the marker number is required. If there's no number and it's of a type that's not in the THC file, then it's not an official THC marker and does not fit this category (the El Camino Real markers from 1918 are the exception. They are allowed without numbers until further notice).

- The text on the marker. Be sure that the text you put here matches the picture you submit. Do not put text in all capital letters. Include any info in parentheses that was left off of the waymark name. Include the date and any lines like "Recorded Texas Historic Landmark" (not including the medallion or seal). The name of the marker should not be included with the marker text unless there's text before the title. Be careful if you paste text directly from the state database - it may not match the marker! A little HTML formatting is preferred, to separate paragraphs, since the Marker Text box is now using HTML. It's simple, and if you'd like an officer to help, just let us know in the Private Message.

- The lat/long in minute decimal format WGS-84 datum of the marker (N37 13.432 W083 56.913 for example). These coordinates should have been taken by you with a GPS receiver.

MISSING MARKER POLICY: Just because there's a listing in the Atlas doesn't mean a marker was ever placed. If a marker obviously existed but is missing, you can still waymark it. The required photos should be of the evidence of the past existence of a marker. This evidence might include a post with part of the bottom of a marker still attached (example) or the outline on a wall where a medallion and plate was mounted.

NOTE: With the exception of the picture, most required information is in the Texas Historic Sites Atlas. You are required to actually visit the marker site, take a picture, and either establish or confirm the coordinates (if they were provided in the database). NOTE: If you determine that there are errors in the THC database, please contact the THC. There is a link at http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ that says "please contact us".
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
Please include a picture in your log. You and your GPS receiver do not need to be in the picture. We encourage additional information about your visit (comments about the surrounding area, how you ended up near the marker, etc.) in the log.
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Texas Historical MarkersCanary Islanders

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Historical marker commemorating the earliest civilian colonists to the San Antonio area.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersThe Bexar County Courthouse

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To the right of the north entrance doors into the Bexar County Courthouse is a historic marker that summarizes the building and expansion of this downtown San Antonio landmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: 11/14/2009

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Texas Historical MarkersSan Antonio Mutual Aid Association

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A historic marker describing how the Confederate Army was helped by the citizens of San Antonio, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2011

last visited: 9/9/2011

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Texas Historical MarkersVicinity of the Storming of Bexar

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In what looks like an alley between two buildings there is a historical marker and an information board about the Battle of Bexar.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 9/9/2011

last visited: 12/6/2015

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Texas Historical MarkersCasas Reales

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Historical marker commemorating early government houses in San Antonio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 3/2/2008

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersT.C. Frost and the Frost Bank

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On the side of the former Frost Bank building that is now used by the San Antonio City Council is a marker describing the life of T.C. Frost and the banking buisiness he developed in San Antoino, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 9/4/2011

last visited: 12/17/2017

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Texas Historical MarkersPerote Prisoners

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Historical marker commemorating 53 Texans which were held as prisoners in Perote, Mexico.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/28/2008

last visited: 7/5/2010

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Texas Historical MarkersWoll Invasion

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Historical marker summarizing the events of the last Mexican invasion into the Republic of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/29/2008

last visited: 11/11/2009

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Texas Historical MarkersSurrender of Federal Forces by General David E. Twiggs

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Historical marker summarizing the events which led General Twiggs to surrender federal forces at the beginning of the Civil War.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/29/2008

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersPlaza De Armas

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Where San Antonio started

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2008

last visited: 2/23/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersOld Spanish Trail Highway

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A plaque in a boulder marks the Zero Milestone for the Old Spanish Trail Highway, whose highway association was, at the time, headquartered in San Antonio

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/2/2018

last visited: 2/23/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersBarbed Wire

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The first barbed wired corral in Texas

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Texas

date approved: 1/16/2008

last visited: 6/27/2010

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Texas Historical MarkersErasmo Seguin

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Erasmo Seguin is the native hero of the Alamo that gets overlooked. He is truely a Texas patriot.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 12/24/2010

last visited: 2/23/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersBexar County Under Nine Governments

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Most people have heard the phrase "Six Flags Over Texas"; but, when it comes to bragging rights for governmental flags, Bexar County can boast of nine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 12/24/2010

last visited: 12/26/2010

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Texas Historical MarkersMoses Austin

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Statue of Moses Austin is listed as an approved state marker and is located in the grounds of the San Antonio City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/29/2008

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersSpanish Governor's Palace

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The RTHL medallion formerly on the front of the The Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2018

last visited: 1/14/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersJose Francisco Ruiz

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Jose Francisco Ruiz was one of two native Texans to sign both the Texas declaration of Independence and helped found the Republic of Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Texas

date approved: 12/10/2007

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersSite of De La Garza House, Gardens and Mint

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A marker stating the De La Garza house was permitted by the Spanish government to mint coins for use in the local San Antonio economy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 12/24/2010

last visited: 9/1/2007

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Texas Historical MarkersSite of Old St. Mary's

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Marker giving a brief history of St. Mary's Church in San Antonio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 3/19/2008

last visited: 4/18/2021

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Texas Historical MarkersOld St. Mary's College

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St. Mary's College was established in San Antonio's early history and educated the local residents for 113 consecutive years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 10/27/2011

last visited: 4/18/2021

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Texas Historical MarkersO. Henry House

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Historical marker for the former home of noted short story writer O. Henry located in San Antonio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/29/2008

last visited: 1/13/2018

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Texas Historical MarkersNavarro Houses

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Medallion only on Jose Antonio Navarro Houses located at 228-232 S. Laredo Street.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 2/26/2018

last visited: never

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Texas Historical MarkersOld San Antonio National Bank Building - San Antonio, Texas

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Historical marker commemorating an early bank building in San Antonio.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS

location: Texas

date approved: 2/27/2008

last visited: 2/15/2014

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Texas Historical MarkersOld Military Headquarters

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The location where the Sheraton Gunter Hotel now stands used to be the location of the US Army Headquarters for the Division of Texas in the mid 1800s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 7/6/2012

last visited: 4/18/2021

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Texas Historical MarkersSan Pedro Creek

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A block east of Milam Park by the edge of a parking lot in front of the old Almeda theater is a marker relating the importance of San Pedro Creek has been to the development of historic San Antonio, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member WayBetterFinder

location: Texas

date approved: 7/30/2011

last visited: 7/30/2011

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