Texas is home to over 16,000 historical markers. And now there's an app to help you find them!
-Onboard marker database means you can browse markers without an Internet connection.
-Browse markers by geographic locations including cities and counties.
-Browse markers by type, size, and subject.
-Browse attractions where markers can be found including cemeteries; state parks; historic districts; etc.
-Uses Location Services in the background (optionally) and notifies you when you enter a different Texas county! (Continuous use of GPS may reduce battery life.)
-Keep track of marker visits!
-Update marker coordinates! (Device with GPS radio required)
-Record marker conditions!
-Includes conditions of marker where reported.
-Includes text for many markers with more being added frequently.
-Take new pictures with in-app camera or link to existing pictures from your Photo Library! (Photos not included with app.)
-Share your favorite markers via FaceBook, Mail, and iMessage!
-Backup your user database to your computer using iTunes File Sharing. Backed up data includes: Markers you’ve checked in at; marker coordinates you’ve captured; favorite markers; flagged markers; shared markers; and markers you’ve browsed in the database.
-Texas Centennial markers and monuments erected in 1936!
-Old San Antonio Road markers erected by DAR and the State of Texas in 1918!
-San Jacinto Battleground markers erected by DRT and the State of Texas in 1912!
-Complete Texas works of Pompeo Coppini!
-Selected Texas works of Waldine Tauch, Frank Teich, Elisabet Ney, and others!
-Blue Star Memorial markers (all the ones we know about.)
-New markers erected since 2012!
BUG FIXES AND IMPROVEMENTS
The browsed markers list shows dates again.
Many under-the-hood changes have been made to make Marker Guide faster and more stable.
Receive coordinate data updates from iCloud. New coordinate data will now be added independently of app version updates.
DATA UPDATES FOR D.A.R. OLD SAN ANTONIO ROAD MARKERS
In 1918, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Texas surveyed and marked the Texas portion of the Old San Antonio Road. Pink granite markers were placed at approximately five mile intervals from the Sabine River all the way to the Rio Grande. Most of these 100-year-old markers still exist today.
Data updates in progress for these markers include but are not limited to:
Streets and/or street addresses; zip codes; cities and communities; location conditions
Scroll down in the marker detail view for more information about the marker’s location such as: which side of the road; whether one of those brown signs (called early warning signs) is present; and whether the marker is visible using Google’s Street View.
Coordinate data will start to indicate how reliable the coordinate is. (A future app update will allow users to submit this information via iCloud.)
OTHER DATA UPDATES
Many marker coordinate additions and corrections (200+)
-Street address and zip code data has been improved for markers in several cities and towns including but not limited to:
Allen; Argyle; Augusta; Beeville; Bellville; Benbrook; Big Sandy; Birome; Bomarton; Booker; Bosqueville; Brachfield; Brock; Buffalo Springs; Burr; Caldwell; Carbon; Celina; Cestohowa; Chapel Hill; Chireno; Cibolo; Clairette; Concrete; Corpus Christi; Corsicana; Coryell City; Cottonwood; Crystal Beach; Cuero; Crockett; De Kalb; Del Rio; Dial; Dialville; Dickens; Dodge; Doss; Dresden; Dripping Springs; Edom; Euless; Elwood (Fannin Co.); Elwood (Madison Co.); Fort Stockton; Frelsburg; Freyburg; Frisco; Garland; Garrison; Glenfawn; Goliad; Gonzales; Gordon; Gorman; Grand Prairie; Grapeland; Grapevine; Gregory; Hardin; Haskell; Helena; Henderson; Hochheim; Holland; Holliday; Hondo; Hostyn; Huntsville; Independence; Irene; Itasca; Jermyn: Jewett; Joinerville; Kaufman; Keller; Kerrville; Kyle; La Grange; Lakeside City; Lakeside Village; Lamar; Leonard; Lewisville; Lexington; Lingleville; Lockhart; Lorenzo; Markham; Megargel; Midway; Milam; Mildred; Millsap; Mingus; Montague; Mount Enterprise; Morton; Muleshoe; Nacogdoches; Newcastle; New Waverly; Normangee; Oran; Pelham; Perry; Petty; Phillipsburg; Pilgrim; Pinehill; Port Bolivar; Progreso; Quihi; Retreat; Richland Springs; Rising Star; Riverside; Rio Vista; Roxton; Sachse; San Augustine; San Patricio; San Saba; Savoy; Shafter; Sierra Blanca; Springtown; Stafford; Staples; Stratford; Sugar Land; Tenaha; Texarkana; Thurber; Timpson; Tool; Trinidad; Universal City; Van Alstyne; Victoria; Wallis; Waring; Weches; Welfare; Wellington; West; White Hall; Zabickville
Ratings and Reviews
The historical markers are meant to serve as reminders of the past, but today's generation for the most part are unappreciative of the past. I love to stop at markers every chance I can, but I think most people are desensitized how common they are and they've become invisible to most people.
This app is great and I can't believe it hasn't been available longer. Nothing could serve these markers greater than this app for those who don't have time to stop, want to learn more about the greatest country and state of all time, and/or have wondered about that one marker they've never had time to stop at.
Thanks for creating this app!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your kind review and for using Texas Historical Marker Guide! The next update is in progress and will contain some new functionality and lots of data updates. Stay tuned!
The best way to find markers in Texas!
We use the app while traveling around the state and this makes the hunt much easier. Any excuse to get out on the road and see more of the state. Bravo, this is a wonderful tool.
Waste of money!
Update: the app doesn’t work well in sparse coverage areas (read West Texas). Once I was back in populated areas, it was much better. So I changed my rating from 1 star to 3 stars.
First time I’ve ever spent money on an app, but was excited to think we could read historical marketers as we drive around Texas! The app worked fine for the first 2 markers, then shut down. Every time I try to open it, it closes. It won’t do anything! Doesn’t even stay open long enough to type the marker number!!! Bad waste of money!!!!!
Developer Response ,
I’m sorry you had that experience. Please write to me at email@example.com and tell me details. For instance, did you have location services enabled?
- Gregory Moore
- 48.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2014 Gregory Moore
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.