The official Texas Historical Marker for Substation No. 14, now known as the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station Sonora, was officially dedicated on Saturday, October 16, with over 100 people in attendance. Due to the amount of people attending, the ceremony was moved from the highway to the Station’s pavilion for safety’s sake.

Back in 2018, the Sonora Research Station Endowment Fund committee began the research for the application process. It was reviewed and approved by the Edwards County Historical Commission, and submitted to the Texas Historical Commission for hopeful approval.

There were over 230 applications submitted to the State of Texas, and only 170 were approved. In 2019, the ECHC received word that the application was approved. Then, the foundry used by the state went out of business and a new foundry had to be found.

Finally after a long bidding ordeal, Eagle Sign in Kentucky was selected, as a foundry could not be found in Texas. Shortly after that, the pandemic hit and the foundry was shut down. When it finally did start up again, only one person at a time could work.

People from all over Texas attended with many of them being direct descendants of the four founding families of the station, namely V.A. Brown, B.A. Halbert, J.B. Murrah and R.E. Taylor, as well as descendants from the sellers of the land, Annie and D. B. Cusenbary. Attending from the Texas A&M Campus in College Station were Dr. Roel Lopez and Dr. Dan Hale.
After the unveiling of the marker, guests were treated to a delicious meal of goat street tacos and lamb meatballs provided by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Stations in San Angelo and Sonora, with a plethora of cookies provided by members of the Edwards County Historical Commission.

The marker is located on TX 55 North at CR 760.