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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Parker County Texas Historical Markers

Bankhead Highway in Aledo Marker in context image, Touch for more information
By QuesterMark, April 30, 2016
Bankhead Highway in Aledo Marker in context
Texas (Parker County), Aledo — 18203 — Bankhead Highway in Aledo
Commonly referred to as the "Broadway of America," the Bankhead Highway linked cities and towns throughout the nation as one of the first transcontinental highways of the 1920s. In the wake of the first World War, the American government sought to . . . — Map (db m94354) HM
Texas (Parker County), Cool — 2699 — Jack Llewellyn Knight(May 29, 1917 - February 2, 1945)
Born on a farm near Garner (4 mi.N.) Jack L. Knight enlisted in the Texas National Guard in 1940. Mobilized for service during World War II, his unit was posted to Southeast Asia to help open the Burma Road between India and China. During one of the . . . — Map (db m62771) HM
Texas (Parker County), Poolville — 4070 — Poolville United Methodist Church
In February 1885, six members of the Goshen Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in the eastern part of Parker County, left to form a Methodist church in the farming community of Poolville. The Reverend J. Davis Crockett was called to serve as their . . . — Map (db m121431) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — August 17, 1945 B-29 Crash
On the night of August 17, 1945, two B-29 "Heavy Bombers" collided above this site killing 18 of the 20 airmen aboard. The spectacular event could be seen as far away as Gainesville, Greenville, and Cisco as both planes exploded in fire. The . . . — Map (db m57589) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17320 — Clark Cemetery
A common burial ground for early pioneer settlers who camped along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, the Clark Cemetery consists of many burial sites from the 1830s. In December of 1853, Reverend John William Godfrey (1825-1897) and his wife, . . . — Map (db m71542) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17253 — Franco-Texan Land Company Building
In the late 19th century, this building was a center for political and economic life for the town of Weatherford and for Parker County. It was built around 1870. James Robertson Couts and John A. Fain established the first bank west of Dallas in . . . — Map (db m71499) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17254 — Grace First Presbyterian Church
Three congregations, the earliest founded in 1859, joined forces in Parker County to create Grace First Presbyterian Church. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the oldest of the three congregations, focused on education as an important ministry to . . . — Map (db m73470) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17354 — James Claude Wright House
On September 20, 1898, Robert P. Lowe and his wife purchased the property at this site. The commonly held belief is that the house was built by Robert Lowe, who retired from Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1894 and settled his family in Weatherford. He . . . — Map (db m71471) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3708 — Old City Greenwood Cemetery
This cemetery was formerly established by the Weatherford Town Council in 1863 when lots were surveyed and the exact cemetery location was staked. Previous interments were made in the unmarked streets of the town. The Mayor directed those remains to . . . — Map (db m62676) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3941 — Parker County, C.S.A.
Part of a colonial grant to S.M. Williams and Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas, but with no permanent settlers before 1850, this county was created in 1855 and named for Isaac Parker, its legislative sponsor. By 1860 it had 4,213 people and in . . . — Map (db m54279) HM
Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3850 — The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867)
Founder of three major cattle trails, Oliver Loving came from Kentucky to Texas in 1845 and to Parker County about 1855. During the Civil War (1861-65), he supplied beef to Confederate forces. With Charles Goodnight as partner on a drive to New . . . — Map (db m26538) HM

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