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Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Explore Region by Theme

  • Historic Ranches, Photo by Rick VanderpoolHistoric Ranches, Photo by Rick Vanderpool
  • Buffalo Soldiers, Photo by Rick VanderpoolBuffalo Soldiers, Photo by Rick Vanderpool
  • Wind Power, Photo by Rick VanderpoolWind Power, Photo by Rick Vanderpool
  • Agriculture, Photo by Rick VanderpoolAgriculture, Photo by Rick Vanderpool

Theme Highlights


  • Fort Stockton

    MARKING HISTORY

    Our roadside heritage covers a lot of territory-both in mileage and subject matter. Perhaps our best examples are the many roadside historical markers placed along almost every roadway in Texas. While our...

  • Llano County Courthouse

    RESCUE ON THE COURTHOUSE STEPS

    Texas courthouse history cuts a wide swath through our heritage past. With 254 counties, Texas counts more courthouses than any other state in the country. Our...


All Themes by Name

  • WE BUILT A BIGGER TEXAS!

    Big dreams built the Texas towns and cities we live in today....

  • "CUE THE MUSIC, MAESTRO. READY? DANCE!"

    So you really DO think you can dance? Texas...

  • PROST! SALUD! CHEERS AND GEZONDHEID!

    Ask a visitor what they love best about Texas and...

  • BETWEEN UNCERTAINTY AND THE RIO GRANDE

    "Hardly had we begun to enjoy the pleasing...

  • GIT ALONG LITTLE...BOSSIE?

    Texans like to believe we invented the cattle drive, the 19th...

  • MAIN STREET REPRISE

    Main Street was once the heart and soul of communities all across...

  • ROAD TRIP TO RETRO!

    Antique horse trails aren't the only discovery options for historic...

  • "COME AND TAKE IT!"

    Texans have seen their share of the battlefield. The Mexican War for...

  • THIS LAND IS OUR LAND

    Although over 96% of Texas remains in private hands, we still have...

  • SIX FLAGS AND FOUR PRESIDENTS

    Texas’ politics are as complex and diverse as the millions...

  • OLD HISTORY, NEW LIFE

    Codifying the term "sacred places" helps us to embrace a concept...

  • YOURS, MINE, AND OURS – HISTORY IS FOR EVERYONE

    Victorian mansions, sacred burial mounds...

  • "OH GIVE ME A HOME WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM"

    The history of the Texas Frontier begins...

  • DRIVE IT, PICK IT, MILL IT, PUMP IT

    Can you name the four main industries that elevated...