Historic Waxahachie Inc
HWI Historic Marker Program
Since its inception in 1977, Historic Waxahachie, Incorporated (HWI)’s marker program has recognized more than 200 of Waxahachie’s most outstanding historical structures, all worthy of preservation. HWI markers, examples of which are pictured on the right, enhance Waxahachie’s image as a city with a wealth of history and charming historic structures. Owner’s participation in this marker program is eagerly encouraged. This prestigious recognition augments Waxahachie’s tourism, generating increased income to local merchants and to the city, as well as encouraging ownership interest of historic structures. Even more important, these structures and their owners receive the recognition they so richly deserve.
Program guidelines and how to apply for an HWI marker can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Use the following link to access the application form for an HWI Historic Marker. Print the form, complete it, and submit it to the HWI Marker Committee chairman as indicated in the Marker Program Guidelines and Instructions (see link above).
Waxahachie & Ellis County
The purposes of the Ellis County Museum are (1) to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts and information on the scientific, technological, artistic, social, political, educational, natural, economic, and cultural history of Ellis County; (2) to make Museum holdings and information accessible to the public by means of publication and exhibition; (3) and to engage in and to encourage others to engage in study and educational use
City of Waxahachie Historic Resources Surveys:
- 2016 Hardy-Heck-Moore survey (Overview and PDF Links)
- 2004 Hardy-Heck-Moore survey (PDF)
- 1985 Hardy-Heck-Moore survey (PDF)
C3 Master Plan:
The Waxahachie C3 Master plan was created in 2001 to serve as a roadmap for economic development in Waxahachie. C3 stands for “Concerned Citizens Coalition” and describes the process in which the plan was formed. Three community workshops were held where presentations were made and community input was solicited. Approximately 70-80 community-minded individuals participated in each session, helping to define and shape the masterplan. The result is a document that has served as a tool in making decisions that impact the future of Waxahachie. A copy of the plan is available for review by contacting Anita Brown (phone: 469-309-4111) at City Hall in downtown Waxahachie.
“Preservation Texas is the only private, nonprofit membership organization in Texas that is dedicated to being a full-service statewide preservation organization. As a Statewide Partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we are expanding our activities in preservation. We are building partnerships between government and nonprofit organizations, promoting the preservation of Texas’ historic courthouses and developing other preservation programs to protect the irreplaceable in Texas.”
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consults with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas’ architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. Information on applying for a historical marker, including recorded training webinars, can be found under the “Learn” section of the website.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization working to save America’s historic places.
Preservation Directory.com is the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.