Texas Historical Commission

About the Texas Historical Commission

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological, and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs.

The THC is composed of 17 citizen members appointed by the governor to staggered six-year terms. The agency employs about 173 people who work in various fields, including archeology, architecture, history, economic development, heritage tourism, public administration, and urban planning.

The Texas State Legislature established the agency in 1953 as the Texas State Historical Survey Committee with the task to identify important historic sites across the state. The Texas Legislature changed the agency's name to the Texas Historical Commission in 1973. Along with the name change came more protective powers, an expanded leadership role, and broader educational responsibilities.

Contact

Chris Florance

512-463-4565

chris.florance@thc.texas.gov

Address

Texas Historical Commission
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, Texas 78711



At a Glance



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Counties (expand list)

Travis County, TX
6,841
Bexar County, TX
3,757
Dallas County, TX
3,644
Harris County, TX
3,248
Victoria County, TX
3,168
Galveston County, TX
3,020
Ellis County, TX
2,616
Williamson County, TX
2,292
DeWitt County, TX
1,988
El Paso County, TX
1,685
Tarrant County, TX
1,607
Potter County, TX
1,550
Navarro County, TX
1,457
Brazos County, TX
1,424
Nueces County, TX
1,350
Fayette County, TX
1,332
Anderson County, TX
1,284
Taylor County, TX
1,252
Gillespie County, TX
1,241
Washington County, TX
1,223
Collin County, TX
1,127
Cameron County, TX
1,086
Comal County, TX
1,047
Harrison County, TX
960
Kendall County, TX
934
Bastrop County, TX
897
Hays County, TX
870
Wharton County, TX
857
Lubbock County, TX
853
Goliad County, TX
789
Bell County, TX
719
Tom Green County, TX
702
Guadalupe County, TX
695
Bosque County, TX
693
Mason County, TX
674
Lavaca County, TX
637
Colorado County, TX
626
Maverick County, TX
602
Starr County, TX
589
Medina County, TX
549
Brewster County, TX
546
Jefferson County, TX
481
Kaufman County, TX
453
Brazoria County, TX
437
Lamar County, TX
437
McLennan County, TX
433
Kleberg County, TX
431
Webb County, TX
430
Smith County, TX
402
Bandera County, TX
398
Presidio County, TX
395
Nacogdoches County, TX
392
Fort Bend County, TX
373
Parker County, TX
373
Burnet County, TX
362
Liberty County, TX
355
Orange County, TX
355
Bowie County, TX
351
Cooke County, TX
346
Val Verde County, TX
345
Robertson County, TX
344
Austin County, TX
336
Gonzales County, TX
321
Fannin County, TX
313
Caldwell County, TX
308
Marion County, TX
305
Hidalgo County, TX
303
Kinney County, TX
268
Blanco County, TX
263
Grimes County, TX
258
Hill County, TX
250
Jeff Davis County, TX
242
Brown County, TX
237
Kerr County, TX
237
Denton County, TX
233
Cherokee County, TX
232
Johnson County, TX
231
Lampasas County, TX
220
Gregg County, TX
219
Randall County, TX
214
San Augustine County, TX
206
Matagorda County, TX
198
Uvalde County, TX
195
Bee County, TX
187
Hood County, TX
184
Gray County, TX
182
Grayson County, TX
178
Rusk County, TX
178
Burleson County, TX
171
Houston County, TX
170
Wilson County, TX
169
Palo Pinto County, TX
168
Pecos County, TX
161
Jones County, TX
152
Shackelford County, TX
151
Llano County, TX
150
Zapata County, TX
148
Menard County, TX
146
Eastland County, TX
142
Hunt County, TX
141
Young County, TX
135
McCulloch County, TX
126
Karnes County, TX
123
Crockett County, TX
120
Aransas County, TX
119
Kimble County, TX
115
Jasper County, TX
111
Midland County, TX
111
Nolan County, TX
110
Refugio County, TX
109
Wichita County, TX
108
Wood County, TX
107
Walker County, TX
100
Hudspeth County, TX
98
Montgomery County, TX
98
Leon County, TX
97
Waller County, TX
94
Chambers County, TX
93
Falls County, TX
85
Jack County, TX
77
Hopkins County, TX
75
Limestone County, TX
72
Jackson County, TX
67
Martin County, TX
66
Hale County, TX
65
Floyd County, TX
63
Milam County, TX
62
Rockwall County, TX
62
Hardeman County, TX
60
Stephens County, TX
58
Cass County, TX
57
Hardin County, TX
56
Erath County, TX
55
Runnels County, TX
55
Terrell County, TX
55
Culberson County, TX
52
Hall County, TX
52
Coryell County, TX
51
Henderson County, TX
51
Carson County, TX
47
Donley County, TX
47
Trinity County, TX
47
Childress County, TX
46
Motley County, TX
46
Tyler County, TX
46
Kenedy County, TX
45
Live Oak County, TX
45
Red River County, TX
45
Shelby County, TX
45
Dimmit County, TX
44
Sabine County, TX
44
San Saba County, TX
44
Somervell County, TX
44
Oldham County, TX
43
Hemphill County, TX
40
Wise County, TX
40
Panola County, TX
39
Wheeler County, TX
37
Edwards County, TX
36
Throckmorton County, TX
36
Polk County, TX
35
San Jacinto County, TX
34
Upshur County, TX
34
Calhoun County, TX
33
Camp County, TX
33
Lee County, TX
33
Frio County, TX
32
Van Zandt County, TX
31
Newton County, TX
30
Willacy County, TX
29
Coke County, TX
28
Crosby County, TX
28
Franklin County, TX
28
Garza County, TX
28
Hartley County, TX
28
La Salle County, TX
28
Atascosa County, TX
27
Clay County, TX
27
Hutchinson County, TX
27
Sutton County, TX
27
Ochiltree County, TX
25
Mills County, TX
24
Ector County, TX
23
Montague County, TX
23
Rains County, TX
23
Callahan County, TX
22
Hamilton County, TX
21
Lynn County, TX
21
Madison County, TX
20
Briscoe County, TX
19
Brooks County, TX
19
Foard County, TX
19
Howard County, TX
19
Mitchell County, TX
19
San Patricio County, TX
17
Angelina County, TX
16
Baylor County, TX
16
Jim Hogg County, TX
16
Ward County, TX
16
Deaf Smith County, TX
15
Glasscock County, TX
15
Real County, TX
14
Comanche County, TX
13
Dallam County, TX
13
Concho County, TX
12
Wilbarger County, TX
11
Kent County, TX
10
Reagan County, TX
10
Sterling County, TX
10
Stonewall County, TX
10
Upton County, TX
10
Winkler County, TX
10
Jim Wells County, TX
9
Schleicher County, TX
9
Titus County, TX
9
Dickens County, TX
8
Irion County, TX
8
Morris County, TX
8
Reeves County, TX
8
McMullen County, TX
7
Swisher County, TX
7
Borden County, TX
6
Loving County, TX
6
Crane County, TX
5
Delta County, TX
4
Freestone County, TX
4
Armstrong County, TX
3
Collingsworth County, TX
3
Andrews County, TX
2
Duval County, TX
2
Coconino County, AZ
1
Haskell County, TX
1
Terry County, TX
1