Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John P. (1827-1899) and Martha (Oden) (1835-1872) Potter, pioneer citizens of the Republic of Texas, bought a farm near the Haught's Store Community in 1860. When their son William L. Potter died in July 1861 he was the first to be buried on this site; John Potter enlisted in the Confederate Army in the same month. After the war he served as Justice of the Peace; his landholdings included almost 1,000 acres. Most of the Potters' nine children are interred here. The last recorded burial was in 1947. A 1997 count revealed 16 possible graves. The Potter Cemetery remains a record of the settlers who shaped eastern Dallas County.
Historic Texas Cemetery
Texas Historical Commission
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14727.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 42.244′ N, 96° 33.427′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5841 Lumley Road, Mesquite TX 75181, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kleberg (approx. 3 miles away); Seagoville Enemy Alien Detention Station, World War II (approx. 3.3 miles away); Lee Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); Bennett Family Gardens (approx. 4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite (approx. 4.1 miles away); City Lake Park (approx. 4.8 miles away); Public Education in Mesquite (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rylie Prairie (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesquite.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 18 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.