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

Nash Farm

Nash Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 30, 2020
1. Nash Farm Marker

Established in 1859, the Nash Farm constitutes one of the last remaining agrarian sites from the 19th century in North Texas in the region where there was once a pervasive landscape of farmsteads. Thomas Jefferson Nash, Elizabeth Mouser Nash and their first three children migrated from Kentucky to Texas in 1854, first settling in Dallas and then moving within a few months to the Grapevine vicinity. They were joined by Thomas' brother, William P. Nash. By 1859, they settled permanently on this site. The original farm property consisted of 450 acres with a variety of crops and animals.

During the Civil War, Thomas and William left to serve with Confederate troops. They left the farm in the care of Elizabeth and the children; both survived the war and returned home to enlarge their farm holdings. The Nash farmhouse, constructed in 1869, is a two-story I-house with a one-story attached partial width front porch. The property also boasts a 1907 secondary gable-roofed wood frame transverse barn, or crib barn, a cemetery dating to 1878 and a brick cistern dressed with a brick rim and decorative metal cistern draw.

In 1888,
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Thomas and Elizabeth gave land for the right of way to the Cotton Belt Railroad, which contributed to the economic development of the Grapevine area. The farm remained in the Nash family until the 1920s. Rehabilitation of the property in 2008 restored the farm and its historic structures, preserving them for future generations. In 2010, the property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 2014
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2014 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17960.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
Location. 32° 56.053′ N, 97° 5.14′ W. Marker is in Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Homestead Lane west of Ball Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 626 Ball Street, 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. Prairie Water (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Grapevine Fire Bell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grapevine Cotton Exchange (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cotton Belt Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Sentinel to Safety
Nash Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 30, 2020
2. Nash Farm Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Grapevine Dairy Producers Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Land Patent Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Coming Home" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapevine.
Nash Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J Frye, March 30, 2020
3. Nash Farm Marker
The additional marker reads:

Nash Farm
circa 1859
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2024. It was originally submitted on March 31, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 547 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2020, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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