“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Ayres Cemetery

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By J Frye, April 3, 2021
1. Ayres Cemetery Marker

In 1861 Benjamin Patton Ayres (ca. 1801-62) and his wife, Emily (Cozart) (ca. 1811-63), bought a 320-acre farm and set aside two acres on this hillside as a family cemetery. Ayres, who had served as the second Tarrant County clerk and who helped organize the Fort Worth First Christian Church, was the first buried here. An unknown number of graves, which lie outside the fenced family plot, include victims of spring fevers and Trinity River floods. None of their headstones have survived, but the Ayres Cemetery remains as a symbol of the area's early settlers.
Erected 1984 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 253.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 32° 44.872′ N, 97° 17.467′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker is on Scott Avenue west of Hudson Street, on the right when traveling west. The cemetery was incorporated into a motel’s parking
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By J Frye, April 3, 2021
2. Ayres Cemetery Marker
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lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 Beach Street, Fort Worth TX 76103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Alfred Sanderson (a few steps from this marker); Meadowbrook Methodist Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mt. Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Car 25 (approx. 2.1 miles away); African-American History (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hell's Half Acre (approx. 2.1 miles away); Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mt. Gilead Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Worth.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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Jan. 18, 2022