Live Oak County Historical Commission
Live Oak County Historical Commission

LOCHC reactivation of Current Live Oak County Historical Commission Markers and Status began in 2012

 LOCHC Texas Historical Markers Since 2012 LOCHC Reactivation to the Present: (All previous markers are available on the Texas Historical Commission (THC) Atlas. We are currently updating all previous information as we receive it from the THC as no local archive had this information at the time of reactivation in 2012.)

Year  Historical Marker Title                  Type      Status   LOCHC        Marker  Judge                                                                                            Chair           Chair

2012  Loma Sandia Prehistoric Cemetery   Subject  Planted    Denniston    Hudson    Huff
2013  Cunningham House                         RTHL     Planted    Denniston    Hudson    Huff
2014  Charles and Emma Tullis                 Subject  Planted    Walker         Hudson     Huff
2014  Chauncy and Minnie Canfield House RTHL      Planted   Walker         Hudson     Huff
2015  Live Oak County Jail                       RTHL      Planted   Walker         Hudson     Huff
2015  Murphy Ranch House                      RTHL      Planted   Walker         Hudson     Huff
2016  GW First United Methodist Church    Subject   Planted   Walker        Hudson     Huff
2016  Town of Dinero (Replacement)         Subject   Planted   Walker        Hudson     Huff
2016  Rialto Theater                                 RTHL      Planted   Harris         Hudson      Huff
2017  Thelma Pugh Lindholm                    Subject   Planted   Harris         Hudson      Huff
2018  Jessy Franklin Gray                         Subject   Planted   Harris         Hudson      Huff
2018  St George Catholic Church               Subject   Planted   Harris         Hudson      Huff
2018  Oakville Cemetery (Medallion Only)   HTC       Planted   Harris         Hudson      Huff
2019  First Baptist Church of GW               Subject   Approved Harris        Hudson      Huff
2019  Victoriano & Prisciliano Chapa           Subject   Approved Harris       Hudson      Huff
2020  Live Oak County Courthouse             RTHL      Approved Harris       Hudson      Huff
2020  George West Historic Texas Cemetery Subject   Approved Harris      Hudson      Huff
2021  Weston-Chapa Cemetery                 Subject   Developing Campbell Hudson      Huff

2021  Albert Smith                                   Subject   Developing Campbell Hudson      Huff


Prospective Marker Requests:

Order below does not represent order of application to the THC. That will be determined by order of Marker Applications as they are received by the Marker Chair. Application window opens again March 1 through May 15, 2021.

 Weston/ Chapa Historic Texas Cemetery / Sponsor, Dina Salinas / Subject marker 

 Albert Smith / Sponsor, Melissa Cartwright / Subject marker

 Four Star General Thomas H. Miller WWII / Sponsor TBD Subject / Subject marker    
 Rocky Reagan / Sponsor, Marjorie Bledsoe / Subject marker   
 Guy James Cemetery / Sponsor, James Family / Subject marker   
 Three Rivers Cemetery / 3Rs Cemetery Assoc. Subject marker.



Historic Cemetery Designation required before HTC Marker Application:


Cemeteries in above list received required Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) Designation through the Cemetery Chair, Sherry Kosarek, and have now submitted applications for an HTC Marker. New cemetery applicants are working toward HTC Designation with Bernard Lemley, current LOCHC Cemetery Chair. After acquiring HTC Designation, they may apply for a marker during the next open period with the LOCHC Marker Chair.


The first THC open period toward a final marker application now begins March 1 of each year, and closes when two applications are completely active. The THC has new annual guidelines limiting the number of markers they can approve each year. A county the size of Live Oak (12,000 population) usually can expect to receive two annual markers. Our chair is open to pushing that envelope but has yet to see more than two approved. In 2018, LOC did receive a cemetery medallion besides the two markers. The THC open window for applications completed by the County Historical Commission is now March 1 through May 15 this year. The earlier the THC receives applications, the better chance for the applicant. LOCHC strives for sending applications the first week in March.


Present marker application status:


The Don Victoriano and Don Prisciliano Chapa marker application is in queue at the THC foundry. The LIve Oak County Courthouse and George West Texas Historical Cemetery marker texts are in review by the LOCHC. They will soon be returned to the THC. The Weston-Chapa narrative for THC application is in process. All others await their turn as above.

Get Social with Us

Recommend this page on:

Print | Sitemap
© Live Oak County Historical Commission