Richardson in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Floyd Pioneer Cemetery
In June 1855, John B. Floyd (1808-1879) of Kentucky bought 900 acres of land that included this tract. Later that year he settled here with his family. In the 1860s he set aside this acre for a family cemetery. Early burials included strangers' children who died of diphtheria, and a bandit killed at Floyd's Inn. Mrs. A. Broad (d. 1873) has the earliest marked grave. Floyd and his wife Julia Ann (d. 1894) are buried here. Their heirs sold the land in 1910, retaining control of the cemetery. Since 1924, Restland Memorial Park has adjoined the Pioneer Cemetery.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6713.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 55.548′ N, 96° 44.605′ W. Marker is in Richardson, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker can be reached from S Greenville Avenue, on the left when traveling north. The marker is just west of the old Restland Water Tower. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Demonstration of the First Working Integrated Circuit (approx. ¾ mile away); Hamilton Park Community (approx. 1.1 miles away); McKamy Spring (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wheeler School (approx. 1½ miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Richardson (approx. 2 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); First United Methodist Church Richardson (approx. 2.2 miles away); Richardson (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richardson.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.