Arlington in Tarrant County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The cemetery began as a family plot located in the center of the property where the Hawkins couple and their children are buried. According to legend, a slave named Poly Penn was the first burial. No gravestone has been found but the location was marked on an early map. The earliest marked gravesite is that of Mary Hawkins in 1868. Rebekah Hawkins, Mary's daughter, married Jason Bryant Little before moving with her family to Tarrant County and settled near the Hawkins family. After Jason returned from fighting in the Civil War, they opened an elementary school. Their home was used as a stage coach stop on the Star Mail Route from Johnson Station, Texas to Fort Worth. A large arched monument stands at the north end of the cemetery, marking the gravesites of Rebekah, Jason and their families.
In 1890, property owner George
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18475.)
Location. 32° 39.672′ N, 97° 11.746′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Texas, in Tarrant County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 287 Frontage Road and El Rancho Dr, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near the center of the cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5301 NB Hwy 287 Access Road, Arlington TX 76017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kennedale Independent School District (approx. 1.8 miles away); General Edward H. Tarrant (approx. 4.3 miles away); Harrison Cemetery (approx. 6.7 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 7.3 miles away); Isham Cemetery (approx. 7.4 miles away); Bankhead Highway Through Arlington (approx. 7½ miles away); Houston Hitching Block (approx. 7.6 miles away); Carver Dixon King (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . . Hawkins' Cemetery. (Submitted on July 1, 2017.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 248 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 29, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.