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 Pending Harris Hudson Huff
2020 George West Cemetery Subject Pending Harris Hudson Huff
2020 Weston-Chapa Cemetery Subject Pending Harris Hudson Huff
Future Prospective Marker Subjects Requested:
The order below does not represent order of application. That will be determined by order of Marker Applications as they are received by the Marker Chair. Application window will open again in 2020. Watch this site for that announcement.
Albert Smith / Sponsor, Melissa Cartwright Subject
Rocky Reagan / Sponsor, Marjorie Bledsoe Subject
Guy James Cemetery / Sponsor, James Family Subject
Three Rivers Cemetery / 3Rs Cemetery Assoc. Subject In No Specific Order or Year
Tom Weston Subject
C C Cox Subject
Sowell's BBQ Building (Moved from Boerne, TX to Three Rivers 1913-Exterior preserved since that time.) RTHL
Historic Cemetery Designation required of HTC Marker Application:
Cemeteries in top list received required Historic Texas Cemetery (HTC) Designation through the Cemetery Chair, Sherry Kosarek, and have now submitted applications for an HTC Marker. Those in second list are working toward HTC Designation with Sherry Kosarek. After acquiring HTC Designation, they may apply for a marker during the next open period with the LOCHC Marker Chair.
The first open period toward a final marker application begins January 1 of each year, and closes when three 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 usually September 1 through November 15 each year. The earlier the THC receives applications, the better chance for the applicant. LOCHC strives for sending applications the first week
LOCHC Marker Applications for the 2019 open window are now closed by vote of the LOCHC since three 2020 applications are active with the Marker Chair. We are hoping to see three approved this year, but the THC total marker applications to receive recognition was cut to less than they approved in 2018.
Southwell Foundry Sold in June of 2019:
Since the Southwell Marker Foundry which made all Texas Historical Markers closed acceptance of marker orders with the sale of the business, dates for receiving markers not yet produced at the time of that closing are unknown.
LOCHC First Baptist George West already had THC Staff and THC Board Approval. We hope to see it soon. The Don Victoriano and Don Prisciliano Chapa marker application had THC Staff approval and is slated for THC Board Reveiw, the last step in THC approval, at the THC Board's final 2019 quarterly meeting the third week in October.
The Honorable Jim Huff, County Judge for Live Oak County, welcomes you to the Live Oak County Historical Commission (LOCHC) Website. The Live Oak County Historical Commission is an arm of the Live Oak County Commissioners' Court; appointees are selected at the beginning of odd numbered years and serve two year terms. Judge Huff and the Live Oak County Commissioners support and approve actions of the LOCHC in coordination with the Texas Historical Commission (THC).
Live Oak County Commissioners:
Precinct 1: Richard Lee
Precinct 2: Donna Kopplin Mills
Precinct 3: Willie James
Precinct 4: Emilio Garza
The Commissioner's Court is committed to the preservation of our county's history. Judge Huff and your local commissioner welcome suggestions.