Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Pleasant Mound "Public" Cemetery
In 640-acre survey of James Jackson Beeman (1816-88), uncle by marriage of John Neely Bryan, first settler in Dallas. Beeman came here from Illinois in 1840, helped cut first road in Trinity bottoms; name Turtle Creek, 1841; and plat city of Dallas, 1842. On March 8, 1848, he buried his wife Sarah Crawford Beeman on northeast corner of his land, and later allowed neighbors to bury their dead here. Cemetery's first (1887) trustees were J. W. Miller, James Pruitt, and J. H. Shannon. Pioneers buried here set the course for greatness of Dallas.
Erected 1972 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6837.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 45.796′ N, 96° 40.974′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of S Buckner Boulevard and Scyene Road, on the right when traveling south on S Buckner Boulevard. 3003 S Buckner Boulevard is the address for the gas station Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3003 S Buckner Boulevard, Dallas TX 75227, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pleasant Mound Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Mound Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Site of Peacock Military Academy (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old Scyene Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of the Scyene Meeting Place (approx. 1.4 miles away); W. W. Glover Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Buckner Log Cabin (approx. 1.8 miles away); Buckner Baptist Children's Home (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
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