Real Texas Landmarks

by david on February 20, 2014

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iPhone app tells of area landmarks

If you are one of those die-hard Texas history buffs who want to know all about the area of Texas you happen to be traveling in…..I’ve got some good news for you.  There is an App for that!

The App is available for the iPhone and is easy to find in The App Store.

Texas Historical Landmarks from Atomic Axis on Vimeo.

Real Texas Blog readers might be interested in an app that lets them discover more real Texas History. The Texas Historical Landmarks app gives you access to detailed historical information to over 14,000 historical markers designated by the Texas Historical Commission.

The developers built this app because when driving through Texas, They always wondered what a historical marker on the side of the road said. As with the rest of us, they didn’t always have time to stop and look at each marker. They decided to build this app to answer that question and to help educate people about our state’s rich history.”

The app provides an easy to use map interface that allows you to pinpoint what historical markers are close to you, retrieve driving directions to each marker, keep a tally of the markers you have visited, and even record photos at each visited marker. While traveling, you even have the ability to receive notifications anytime you are closing in on a landmark.

I bought the App myself and use it often in our new surrounding area here in Helotes and throughout San Antonio.

Texas Historical Landmarks is currently available in the app store at:

You can also copy and paste the address into your search bar.

I’m David out in Real Texas

Finding all the interesting places

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vivianNo Gravatar February 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

Great idea. I used to have a big paperback book with all the markers identified.


davidNo Gravatar February 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

Thanks Vivian-However when the first post went out, it had an incorrect link to the ‘Landmark’ site: It has been corrected, but some folks may not have received it correctly at first. Here is the correct link again:

Thanks to all–


Marina TravisNo Gravatar April 29, 2014 at 10:27 am

Great tip! The Texas Historical Landmarks app is awesome. We thought we knew all about the history West Austin, but found several markers and new stories.


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