“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dallas in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)


Frankford Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 27, 2016
1. Frankford Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. The site of the former town of Frankford consists of the three-acre wagon yard, five-acre Frankford Church area and three-acre cemetery. The town of Frankford grew around Indian Springs after W.C. McKamy and his family moved to Texas in 1852. They sold firewood and water to settlers moving along Preston Road. Some of these settlers stayed at Frankford, creating the growing town near Indian Springs. The Frankford Post Office stood at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and Hilton Head Drive. At its height Frankford had a steam grist mill, corn mill, cotton gin, blacksmith shop, two general stores and three churches, with 83 residents.

In 1858, the White Rock Masonic Lodge was organized at Walnut Grove, and in 1872 moved to a building in Collin County, located on what is now the northwest side of Frankford Cemetery. The Hall became the fraternal, religious and educational center for miles around. A church building was also erected on the cemetery grounds in 1880, only to be destroyed by a tornado. Some of the wood in the current Frankford Church came from the original church.

The end of Frankford came with the growth of the railroad. The line bypassed Frankford and instead went through Addison, eventually prompting the move of the Lodge Hall to Addison in 1907. The town of Frankford no longer existed, though
Frankford Marker in context image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 27, 2016
2. Frankford Marker in context
the larger landowning families like the Cooks and the McKamys remained. In 1948, the Frankford Cemetery Association was incorporated to help maintain the cemetery.
Marker is property of The State of Texas

Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18081.)
Location. 32° 59.322′ N, 96° 49.432′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on Frankford Cemetery Road south of Muirfield Drive, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. The marker stands at the end of a walk over bridge, next to Frankford Cemetery Road, in a park-like area. Nearby are Frankford Church and Frankford Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17405 Muirfield Dr,, Dallas TX 75287, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Baptist Church, Hebron (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 5 miles away); The Hockaday School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 6.2 miles away); Texas Electric Railway Station
Frankford Marker and Frankford Church image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, February 27, 2016
3. Frankford Marker and Frankford Church
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 8.7 miles away); Love Field Airman Memorial (approx. 10.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dallas.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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