Historical Marker Program

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Persons interested in obtaining a historical marker must complete an application detailing the significance of the proposed site for the marker. Supporting documentation must be collected and submitted with the application. The purpose of the documentation is to provide an accurate, lasting record of the history behind the subject of the marker therefore It is important that this be as accurate and complete as possible. See the Historical Marker Guidelines for a complete list of requirements.

To be eligible for consideration for the Historical Marker Program, all applications should meet the following criteria:

  • Site/event must be over fifty (50) years old.
  • Not currently marked by another marker program, public or private.
  • Proposed marker location is to be in a public right-of-way.
  • Must be in the public view.
  • Individuals submitted for consideration must be deceased and must have played a significant part in the development of some aspect of the city’s history, including, but not limited to, education, government, business, religion, cultural institutions, ethnic or civic leadership, or other aspects of the community that make that person stand out as an historic figure.
  • The topic and facts set forth in the proposed marker text must be supported with reliable primary sources


Historical Marker Guidelines

Historical Marker Application