Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
John Merrifield (1792 - 1873) was the patriarch of a Kentucky family who migrated to the Dallas County area in the late 1840s. In 1851 he purchased a farm here which included this site. It was first used as a cemetery in the late 1860s. The only marked graves are those of Merrifield and his second wife Elizabeth (1802-69). The unmarked gravesites here are estimated to number over twenty. As the burial ground of a pioneer area family, the Merrifield Cemetery provides a vital link to those who were among the first to open the Dallas region to settlement.
Erected 1981 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6785.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 44.839′ N, 96° 51.401′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of North Hampton Road and W Jefferson Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Hampton Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2314 W Jefferson Boulevard, Dallas TX 75208, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Sunset High School (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winnetka Heights (approx. 0.7 miles away); La Reunion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tyler Street United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Western Heights Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Texas Theatre (approx. 1.8 miles away); Western Heights Church of Christ (approx. 1.8 miles away); Cliff Temple Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 7, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.