Coppell in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Grapevine Springs Park
The Grapevine Springs, which flow into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, have attracted visitors for more than 2,000 years. In 1843, Republic of Texas President Sam Houston camped here during treaty negotiations with Native Americans. The treaty was later signed at Bird's Fort. In 1936, Dallas County accepted the donation of Houston's campsite as park land, and the federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) built rock walls, picnic facilities, footbridges and other features. During World War II, ownership reverted to prior owners. The Baptist Foundation of Texas later obtained the land and donated it to the county in 1991. Today, the City of Coppell maintains it, and efforts to restore WPA features are ongoing.
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 13054.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 32° 57.185′ N, 97° 0.062′ W. Marker is in Coppell, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Park Street, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 Park Street, Coppell TX 75019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Houston Campsite Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stone Columns at West Entrance to Grapevine Springs Park (approx. ¼ mile away); The Kirkland House (approx. ¼ mile away); The Minyard Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Coppell Heritage Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Coppell Business District (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Coppell Railroad Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coppell's First Water Supply (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coppell.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 151 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.