A county as rich in history as Collin will naturally have a number of historical markers, and we do, including city/town, county, state and federal designations spread across our region.
If you want to explore and learn more local history, you can start by looking at the new marker book described below. Or, if you are interested in applying for any of the various available historical markers/designations, check out the links below for more information.
The Collin County Historical Commission is responsible for submitting any state historical marker applications to the THC. You must submit a narrative for any marker that you'd like the county commission to apply for to the county commission. Keep in mind that the deadline to submit marker narratives to the county commission is July 1st of every year. The deadlines mentioned on the THC web site apply to the county commission, not to anything you submit to the county commission.
You may apply for a county historical marker at any time during the year.
Historical Marker Book
The Collin County Historical Commission has just published a revised edition of their county historical markers book which will be available online soon. In it you’ll find pictures, descriptions and even GPS coordinates for all of the various historical markers within Collin County.
Marker Documents and Applications