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 are creating an action plan to make visible improvements to help attract and sustain our town’s businesses. We are releasing two types of surveys:

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

All community input is essential! We need your input and help guide our work plan for the Hamilton Historic Main Street District. For questions, please contact the Main Street Manager Joni Hoxsey.

Business Support

Part of our vision and mission is to support our local businesses, which is especially important now in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Please see below for a list of ideas partially collected from Main Street America and Texas Main Street call conferences that may be helpful for our businesses at this time:

  • Main Street America National Survey: Main Street America is asking for all small businesses within Main Street Districts to take a nationwide survey. Data will be shared with elected officials on the types of resources needed for the businesses during this pandemic. Please participate!
  • Economic Vitality Ideas among the Coronavirus Pandemic: A 3-page list of ideas that can help for short- and long-term company goals.
  • Main Street America COVID-19 Resources: This webpage provides helpful resources that include CDC, SBA, US Department of Labor, and US Chamber of Commerce information. In addition, there is a list of Funding & Business Support and Webinars that can assist local businesses. 
  • "Open for Business" Marketing CampaignAn idea to quickly help consumers learn how your business is adapting during this changing environment:

Quick Links

Hamilton Historic Main Street Facebook
Visit Hamilton, Texas Facebook
Hamilton Economic Development Facebook
Hamilton Instagram
Texas Main Street Program
Main Street America

  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