Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Five Mile Cemetery
Abraham and Lucy (Myers) Bast and their seven children moved here from Kentucky to join the Peters Colony. In 1859, Abraham Bast donated one acre for a nondenominational church and school on the south side of Five Mile Creek. The adjacent burial ground may have been used in the 1840s, but the earliest known graves are those of Bast and Arthur Ledbetter from 1859. Ledbetter lived in Dallas County eleven years and established four Baptist churches. James Horton and David King also donated land for the church and graveyard. Burials include area pioneers and two Confederate soldiers. Five Mile Baptist Church moved to another site in the 1960s. The cemetery has hundreds of burials and is still in use.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006
Marker is the property of the State of Texas
Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6710.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 42.418′ N, 96° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dallas TX 75233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hord Log Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Merrifield Cemetery (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sunset High School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Winnetka Heights (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Shelby Wisdom (approx. 3˝ miles away); Tyler Street United Methodist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dallas Baptist University (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
More about this marker. The marker can be found by entering the main entrance and driving all the way back to the north side of the cemetery.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.