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Carrollton in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Carrollton Black Cemetery

 
 
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By QuesterMark, September 19, 2014
1. Carrollton Black Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Carrollton’s early African-Americans, many of whom were former slaves, helped settle and build the community. By 1871, this portion of forty acres belonging to Scott Boswell, Sr., an African-American farmer, was a community cemetery. In 1915, C.B. Baxley acquired the cemetery and surrounding land. Although the site holds dozens of burials, only three names (Ned Welch, Loving, and Davis) are now visible. Joyce Collins (1960) is believed to be the last burial. No records exist for others buried here; flooding from the Elm Fork of the Trinity River destroyed many grave markers. Once threatened by new development, the site is a precious record of the early history of Carrollton.
Historic Texas Cemetery 2010
Marker is property of the State of Texas

 
Erected 2010 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17371.)
 
Location. 32° 57.03′ N, 96° 55.211′ W. Marker is in Carrollton, Texas, in Collin County. Marker can be reached from West Belt Line Road 0.2 miles west of Hutton Drive, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Cemetery and marker are in a field just south of W Belt Line Road, between Luna Rd and Hutton Dr. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 West Belt Line Road, Carrollton TX 75006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By QuesterMark, September 19, 2014
2. Carrollton Black Cemetery and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carrollton Black Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Addison State Bank (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Hockaday School (approx. 6.1 miles away); Frankford (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Baptist Church, Hebron (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); McCombs Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Texas’ First Airmail and Passenger Service (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carrollton.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Carrollton Black Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, September 19, 2014
3. Carrollton Black Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 17, 2015, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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