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Subject Marker Program

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The Historical Marker Program commemorates diverse topics from the history and architecture of houses, commercial and public buildings, religious congregations, and events that changed the course of local history, to individuals who have made lasting contributions to our city, community organizations, businesses, military sites, and many more.

  • Subject Markers provide education through revealing the community’s historical background.
  • They are placed on the site associated with the historical significance outline on the marker.
  • The markers serve a vital part of Tyler’s heritage by conveying stories of local, regional, state and national history.
  • A local subject marker can be proposed for any topic which does not have an existing state or national subject marker.


In accordance with the Tyler 21 North End Action Plan the city launched a three year program in 2009 to promote Tyler Historic Landmarks status and installation of historic markers and plaques at North End locations important to city history, including the history of the African-American community.

The Reflections Program encourages citizens or interested organizations to submit nominations for the designation in the North End as Tyler Historic Landmarks, Tyler Historic Subject Markers, or Half Mile of History.