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Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mesquite Cemetery

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
1. Mesquite Cemetery Marker
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This burial ground was in use well before the Texas and Pacific railroad established the city of Mesquite in 1873. The earliest marked grave is that of Britanna Santifee Chapman (1856-1859), who shares a plot with pioneer residents Davis G. Chapman (1824-1881) and wife, Nancy C. (1828-1912). In 1890, local builder and civic leader Louis C. Ebrite (1852-1943) plotted a tract of several acres in a grid pattern with driveways that define the layout of the cemetery to this day. The site was formally deeded for cemetery use in 1892 and continues to honor area veterans and to chronicle the generations that belong to Mesquite's proud heritage.
Historic Texas Cemetery – 2001
 
Erected 2001 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16179.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 32° 45.753′ N, 96° 36.19′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Holley Park Drive, on the left when traveling west. The marker
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By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
2. Mesquite Cemetery Marker
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and cemetery is to the immediate west of City Lake Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesquite TX 75149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Lake Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Holley-McWhorter-Greenhaw Families (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sam Bass Train Robbery (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Mesquite (approx. 0.3 miles away); Public Education in Mesquite (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Methodist Church of Mesquite (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite (approx. ¾ mile away); Lawrence Farmstead (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
 
Mesquite Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
3. Mesquite Cemetery Marker
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By Kayla Harper, May 31, 2020
4. Mesquite Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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