Grand Praire in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Jordan-Hight Family Cemetery
This began as a family burial ground in 1866, when David A. Jordan (1808 - 1879) provided land for a cemetery in which to bury his son-in-law, Robert A. Hight (1826 - 1866). The graveyard was later made available to other residents of the area and became a public cemetery. Members of many local pioneer families are interred here, including the Bowles, Brannan, Robertson, Miller, Jordan, and Hight families. The Jordan-Hight Family Cemetery Association, formed in 1955, oversees care and maintenance of the cemetery.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6749.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
Location. 32° 45.502′ N, 96° 57.619′ W. Marker is in Grand Praire, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Johnson Street east of South MacArthur Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Prairie TX 75050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles Jordan-Bowles House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hensley Field (approx. 0.9 miles away); Avion Village (approx. 2˝ miles away); Dr. H.V. Copeland Home (approx. 2.8 miles away); El Camposanto de Cemento Grande de la Compania Trinity Portland (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old Southland Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); Eagle Ford Community (approx. 3˝ miles away); Dallas Baptist University (approx. 3˝ miles away).
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