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The Great Land Rush FAQs


Below are some frequently asked questions about the Adopt-A-County or Adopt-A-Town programs.  If you have a question not found below, please email SusanManuel@TSHAonline.org

 

How do I Adopt-A-Town or Adopt-A-County?
How do I know if my town or county has already been taken?
What if the town I want has been taken?
How do I search for a town?
Can I adopt a town that no longer exists?
How do I search for a county?
What is the Texas Almanac?
What will I receive by adopting a town or county?
Will I have to have to perform any duties or services for my adopted town or county?
Do I have any entitlement or ownership in my adopted town or county?
Can I make it in memory or in honor of someone?
Is my donation tax-deductible?
What is the deadline?

 

How do I Adopt-A-Town or Adopt-A-County?

Complete the Great Land Rush Form and mail, email, or fax to the Texas State Historical Association.

 

How do  I know if my town or county has already been taken?

You can visit the town or county's webpage through www.TexasAlmanac.com website or contact Susan Manuel at 940-369-5200 or SusanManuel@TSHAonline.org

 

What if the town I want has been taken?

Adoptions will expire on May 31, 2013.  Current adopters will recieve the opportunity to renew their adoption.  If the town or county is not renew, it will reopen to the public.

 

How do I search for a town?

Search for  a town by using the Texas Town Database.  There are over 17,000 towns to choose from.

 

Can I adopt a town that no longer exists?

Yes, if you can find it on the Texas Town Database then it is possible to adopt.

 

How do I search for a county?

Search for a county on the Texas Almanac website.

 

What is the Texas Almanac?

Read the About Us.

 

What will I receive by adopting a town or county?

You will receive:

  • the unprecedented opportunity to put your name on the Texas County or Town of your choice,
  • recognition online or in print (depending upon your purchase) for two years or until May 31, 2013,
  • a certificate by email that is suitable for framing,
  • satisfaction of knowing that you helped make this valuable resource available to anyone with an internet connection, and
  • a tax deduction.

 

Will I have to have to perform any duties or services for my adopted town or county?

No. This is a fundraising event for the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Almanac and is in no way related to the city, county, or state government institutions.

 

Do I have any entitlement or ownership in my adopted town or county?

Participation in the programs in no way imparts entitlement or ownership of the actual town or county adopted.

 

Can I make it in memory or in honor of someone?

Absolutely, just indicate on your form how you would like it worded, up to 45 characters.

 

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Adopt-A-Town and Adopt-A-County donations are fully deductible to the extent provided by law.

 

What is the deadline?

To Adopt-A-County in the print edition of the Texas Almanac, submissions must be received by May 20, 2011.  Online submissions can occur year round.  All adoptions will end on May 31, 2013 and be up for renewal.

 

***Disclaimer

This is a fundraising event for the Texas State Historical Association and the Texas Almanac and is in no way related to the city, county, or state government institutions. Participation in the programs in no way imparts entitlement or ownership of the actual town or county adopted.

 

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