Haltom City in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Harper's Rest Cemetery
Henry Jackson Harper (1844-1928) brought his family to this area from Tennessee in 1894. This cemetery was begun when the child of a family traveling through the area died and was buried in grove of trees on the Harper Farm. Harper's grandson, Henry Mayton (1896-98) was the first family member interred here. Other family burials include those of Harper children and grandchildren. Harper's wife Mary Jane died in 1922, and he was buried next to her in 1928. His is the last known burial in Harper's Rest Cemetery.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2387.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 32° 47.258′ N, 97° 16.928′ W. Marker is in Haltom City, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Layton Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1804 Layton Avenue, Haltom City TX 76117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amon Carter Riverside High School and Riverside ISD (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mount Olivet CemeteryTim Cole (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tarrant County War Memorial "Spirit of the American Doughboy" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Pioneer Birdville Schools (approx. 2 miles away); Birdville Baptist Church (approx. 2 miles away); West Fork Baptist Association (approx. 2 miles away); Archibald Franklin Leonard (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haltom City.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 27, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.