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RULE §21.3Definitions

When used in this chapter, the following words or terms have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise:

  (1) Marker. Markers are informational aluminum signs erected by or with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission.

  (2) Medallion. Medallions are markers displaying a symbol or statement used to identify a property designated by the Texas Historical Commission as a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, as a State Antiquities Landmark or as a Historic Texas Cemetery, without additional text.

  (3) Monument. Monuments are objects or structures installed to commemorate or designate the importance of an event, person, or place, which may or may not be located at the sites they commemorate. Aluminum markers erected by the Texas Historical Commission are not included in this definition.

  (4) Plaque. Plaques are markers displaying only the name of a cemetery designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery and the date of its establishment.

  (5) Official Texas Historical Marker. Official Texas Historical Markers are those markers, medallions, monuments and plaques the Texas Historical Commission awards, approves or administers. They include centennial monuments the State of Texas awarded in the 1930s; Civil War Centennial monuments from the 1960s; medallions, plaques and markers the commission's predecessor, the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, awarded beginning in 1953; and any markers, medallions, monuments and plaques installed by the Texas Historical Commission beginning in 1973.

  (6) Historical marker application. Historical marker application means a current version of the commission's Official Texas Historical Marker Application Form and all required supporting documentation as required in these rules, program guidelines, criteria and procedures adopted by the commission.

Source Note: The provisions of this §21.3 adopted to be effective August 28, 2003, 28 TexReg 6814; amended to be effective November 30, 2006, 31 TexReg 9599; amended to be effective May 26, 2021, 46 TexReg 3249

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