Grapevine in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Tracy Morehead
(Mar.27, 1809- Aug. 6, 1897)
James Tracy Morehead
(Mar.27, 1809 - Aug. 6, 1897)
Virginia native James Tracy Morehead came to Texas with his family in 1852, settling in newly organized Tarrant County. Two years later, he was chosen to serve as the county's third chief justice. He is credited with naming the town of Grapevine, originally known as Dunnville. His suggested name came from the Grapevine Springs, a pioneer landmark located east of the settlement. Although he served only one term as chief justice, Judge Morehead remained active in government. In 1858 he presided over the elections that organized neighboring Parker County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2736.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
Location. 32° 57.082′ N, 97° 4.399′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Normandy Drive. Marker is located in the oldest Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapevine TX 76051, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grapevine Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Love Chapel Church of God in Christ (approx. 0.6 miles away); Benjamin Richard Wall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Grapevine (approx. 0.9 miles away); Torian Log Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Law Enforcement Officers Never Forget Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); 343 FDNY (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
More about this marker. Located on top of knoll, facing east towards Normandy Drive.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.