“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)

Dido Cemetery

Dido Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark
1. Dido Cemetery Marker

The earliest marked grave in this cemetery is that of Amanda Thurmond (1878-1879), granddaughter of Dave Thurmond, who in 1848 first settled this area. Dempsey S. Holt donated three acres in 1887 for a school, church and cemetery. Dr. Isaac L. Van Zandt, a pioneer physician and Confederate veteran, deeded additional land in 1894. The Village of Dido was named for the mythological Queen of Carthage. A thriving community with a Post Office and stores, Dido declined after the railroad bypassed it in the 1890s. Among the 1,000 graves here are those of many pioneer families.
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1223.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 57.106′ N, 97° 29.174′ W. Marker is in Fort Worth, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from Morris Dido Newark Road south of The Resort Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. The marker is near the back of the cemetery.
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There's a bench across from it and a fountain nearby. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12341 Morris Dido Newark Road, Fort Worth TX 76179, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dido School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1865 Indian Creek Raid (approx. 2 miles away); Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek (approx. 3.7 miles away); Azle Christian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Azle Post Office (approx. 5.3 miles away); James Azle Steward (approx. 5.3 miles away); William M. Rice (approx. 5.6 miles away); Ash Creek Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Dido Cemetery Marker in context image. Click for full size.
Photographed By QuesterMark, September 18, 2021
2. Dido Cemetery Marker in context
Credits. This page was last revised on September 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2021, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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