Hamilton Historic Main Street

What is Main Street?

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) designated Hamilton as an official Texas Main Street community in 2020. The Texas Main Street program is part of the Community Heritage Development Division of the THC, and focuses on the Four Point Approach of organization, economic development, design, and promotion with community volunteer support.


The responsibility of the Main Street Program is to use the Four Point Approach to create community involvement in the historic preservation of the historic downtown.


The Hamilton Historic Main Street program sees our downtown as an inviting destination for residents, businesses, and tourists, and we hope to preserve and enhance Hamilton’s historic architecture through the growth of small business in our commercial district.


We will utilize the Main Street Four Point Approach guidelines of Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Development to encourage the preservation of Hamilton’s small-town charm; and to promote patronage of our downtown businesses and attractions, and plan for the positive economic environment needed for entrepreneurial growth of small business in our community.


We want to hear from you! We need your input to guide our work plan to make visible improvements and help attract and sustain our town’s businesses. We have two types of surveys:

  • Community Survey: for the entire community and available here.
  • Stakeholders Survey: for property owners, business owners, and employees within the district who we will contact directly for their input.

Business Support

Please see below a list of business strategies and resources that may be especially helpful during this time of the coronavirus pandemic:

Tax Credits and Other Incentives

Although Hamilton does not yet have a district that is on the National Register of Historic Places, property owners can apply for individual recognition of their historic buildings and receive tax credits. Please see the links below for more information.

Don’t forget about our local incentives too! Check out our Hamilton EDC main webpage for more:

  1. Joni Hoxsey

    Joni Hoxsey

    Main Street Manager
    Phone: (254) 784-5610

  2. Main Street

    Physical Address
    103 1/2 North Rice
    Hamilton, TX 76531

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 224
    Hamilton, TX 76531

    Phone: 254-784-5610