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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dallas County, Texas

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1Texas, Dallas County, Addison — 6584 — Addison State Bank
This building was completed in 1913 to house the Addison State Bank, which had been organized the previous year to serve the new railroad community of Addison. After the bank's demise in 1926, the brick commercial structure served as a mercantile . . . Map (db m105158) HM
2Texas, Dallas County, Addison — 11840 — White Rock Chapel
Formed in the Freedman's Community of Upper White Rock (settled by former slaves from the nearby Coit, Caruth and Obier plantations), White Rock Chapel Methodist Church was organized after a meeting at the home of George Coit. Founding members . . . Map (db m148625) HM
3Texas, Dallas County, Balch Springs — 22820 — Bennett Family Gardens
Located within the Laurel Oaks Memorial Park cemetery, Bennett Family Gardens is the final resting place for many of eastern Dallas County's early settlers. Hiram Bennett (1796-1888) moved to Texas in 1845 with his family after receiving a land . . . Map (db m209511) HM
4Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 6816 — Alex W. and Sarah Perry Homestead
In 1844 Alexander Wilson Perry (1819-1904) and his wife Sarah (Huffman) (1824-1896) migrated from Illinois to Texas to join the Peters Colony. They purchased this land from Joshua B. Lee, another pioneer settler, and built a simple frame house . . . Map (db m148631) HM
5Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — Blanton Grain TowerCarrollton Historic Site
This 110-foot tall grain storage tower was once the center of a large family-owned grain and feed business. Erected in 1950, it became Carrollton's most distinctive landmark. It stands on the site of the original Carrollton Feed Mills, which L.F. . . . Map (db m177594) HM
6Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — Carrollton Black CemeteryCarrollton Historic Site
This cemetery was established in the late 1800's by Scott Boswell, an early African-American farmer. Later owners respected the site and burials continued through the years, the last of which is believed to have been Collins, in 1960. Flooding by . . . Map (db m81821) HM
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7Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 17371 — Carrollton Black Cemetery
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. . . . Map (db m145849) HM
8Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 16248 — Korean Texans
Korean immigrants first came to Texas in the early 20th century, with a handful living in the state by the 1920s. Most were laborers arriving from the western U.S., including Hawai'i, or from Mexico. However, larger numbers of Koreans immigrated . . . Map (db m148654) HM
9Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — St. John Baptist ChurchCarrollton Historic Site
During slavery, Negroes attended churches with their masters, many times to care for their children. After the Civil War, they were not allowed to attend church with white people. This congregation formed circa 1890 with the original name "St. . . . Map (db m149141) HM
10Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 6815 — The Perry Cemetery
This cemetery opened with the burial of Sarah Huffman (Mrs. A. W.) Perry in 1896. Nearby was the Union Baptist Church, which stood on land given by A. W. Perry. On Feb. 18, 1897, he deeded land for this cemetery -- the first burial ground . . . Map (db m146928) HM
11Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 6907 — Union Baptist Church
Earliest Baptist Church in Dallas County; organized in a pioneer cabin, May 10, 1846, under leadership of the Rev. David Myers (1797-1853). Charter members were Franklin Bowles, J. B. and Margaret Ann Lee, Letticia (Mrs. David) Myers, and John . . . Map (db m148638) HM
12Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton — 6911 — Warner Cemetery
In 1852, Robert and Sarah Dean Warner brought their family to Texas from Ireland. As members of the Peters Colony, they acquired land in this area and established a farm. This family graveyard was begun upon the death of Robert Warner, Jr., in . . . Map (db m148663) HM
13Texas, Dallas County, Cedar Hill — 6642 — City of Cedar Hill
Prospective settlers who traveled to this area during the 19th century were attracted to its high prairie hill and established a community here known as Cedar Hill in the late 1840s. Its early economy was based on providing support services for . . . Map (db m154657) HM
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14Texas, Dallas County, Cedar Hill — 6851 — Dr. R. A. Roberts House
A native of North Carolina, Dr. R. A. Roberts (1837 - 1906) settled in Cedar Hill in 1859. After serving as a Confederate Army surgeon he returned to this area, where he became a prominent physician and helped bring the Grand Central and Santa Fe . . . Map (db m154661) HM
15Texas, Dallas County, Cedar Hill — 6705 — First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill
The first church occupied by this congregation was destroyed by a tornado in 1856, two years after the fellowship was organized. A frame building was erected in 1883 on a lot adjacent to this site. It was replaced in 1900 by this structure. . . . Map (db m154659) HM
16Texas, Dallas County, Cedar Hill — 6830 — Pleasant Valley Cemetery
The families of James Holland, Jacob and Drusilla Boydstun, Isaac Lowe, and Robert Ground immigrated from Illinois to this area in 1848. When the Boydstuns' son, Henry, died later that year, he was buried at this site on the family farm. In 1870 . . . Map (db m154663) HM
17Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — 6595 — Bethel Cemetery
James Parrish came to Texas from Ohio prior to 1844 as a member of the Peters Colony. He and his wife Eliza Jane (Record) moved to Dallas County about 1848. They established a home in this area on the Elm Fork of the Trinity River which became known . . . Map (db m151114) HM
18Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Coppell Heritage Park
This Park commemorates the rich history of the town of Coppell, which began here in the late 1870s along present Bethel and Coppell Roads. This was downtown Coppell, the location of general stores, a post office, a bank, a drug store, blacksmiths, . . . Map (db m151084)
19Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Coppell School
In 1928, three county schools - Gentry, Bethel, and Coppell - consolidated, and a new brick building was constructed on this site. Known for almost four decades as Coppell Grade School, it housed grades one through eight in seven rooms. The . . . Map (db m151040)
20Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Coppell's First Government Buildings
This building was Coppell's first fire station, built by J. T, Maynard in 1958. A siren beside it would sound when someone called the department's phone number. Anyone around at the time would hurry to answer the phone while the town's volunteer . . . Map (db m151093) HM
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21Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Coppell's First School Buildings
School was held as early as 1880 in a log cabin approximately one mile east of this location near the present Bullock Cemetery. When the First Methodist Church was built across the street from this marker in 1896, classes met for a short time in the . . . Map (db m151131) HM
22Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Coppell's First Water Supply
The City of Coppell constructed this water tank in the late 1960s to accommodate a rapidly expanding population. Automatic pumps supplied water to those residents who chose to pay for city water, but the controls often malfunctioned and had to be . . . Map (db m151128) HM
23Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Early Coppell Business District
The businesses on this road formed the heart of Coppell (formerly known as Gibbs) beginning in the late 1870s. To the left were a general store and a dry goods store. One housed the town's first post office, and the other eventually was used as a . . . Map (db m151090) HM
24Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Early Coppell School Foundation
The border of this garden is made of concrete that was part of the foundation of the second Coppell School building, built about 1911. It replaced the first school building that had only two rooms. The new school was a two-story structure northwest . . . Map (db m151138) HM
25Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — 13054 — Grapevine Springs Park
The Grapevine Springs, which flow into the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, have attracted visitors for more than 2,000 years. In 1843, Republic of Texas President Sam Houston camped here during treaty negotiations with Native Americans. The treaty . . . Map (db m151095) HM
26Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Harwell House and Barbershop
The building on the right was a small house - formerly used as a telephone operator's office - when Floyd and Clayta Harwell bought it in 1932. They expanded it and added a large room on the west side which served as Floyd's barbershop. In 1956, . . . Map (db m151091) HM
27Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Historic Bullock Cemetery
Kentucky native Washington Curtis Bullock (1821-1889) married Caroline Hunsaker in 1844. The Bullocks lived in Missouri and in 1855 they came to Texas with their four children. In 1866 the Bullocks purchased 280 acres here from former Peters . . . Map (db m151096) HM
28Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Houston Campsite Oak
In 1843, Sam Houston, President of the Republic of Texas, and fellow travelers camped under this and other oak trees at these springs and met with local Indian tribes, attempting to negotiate a peace treaty. The treaty, signed several months . . . Map (db m147427) HM
29Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — 6812 — Parrish Family Cemetery
James and Eliza (Record) Parrish received a 640-acre Peters Colony land grant and settled here in 1853. When James died later that year, Eliza set aside one-half acre of land for a family burial ground. Since then, more than 35 members of the . . . Map (db m151110) HM
30Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — Stone Columns at West Entrance to Grapevine Springs Park
Grapevine Springs was a popular camping ground for Native Americans even before Sam Houston camped there in 1843. It was a community gathering spot after settlement began in the 1860s. In 1937, the WPA constructed walking trails, picnic areas, and . . . Map (db m151063)
31Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — The Coppell Railroad Depot
The St. Louis Southwestern Railway opened its new line through Gibbs, Texas, in 1888. A large depot was built approximately 150 feet south of this marker and a sign on it identified it as Coppell, in honor of George Coppell, a wealthy New York . . . Map (db m151059)
32Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — The Kirkland House
Built in 1904, the family home of John M. and Edna Jeanette Kirkland and their children: Hubert, Lois, Sallie, Jewel (Jack), Stringfellow, Louise and Carroll. Moved from its original location 474 feet due west and restored in 2011 by: The Jean . . . Map (db m151087)
33Texas, Dallas County, Coppell — The Minyard Store
A small grocery store remodeled to resemble the first Minyard store in East Dallas and moved to Minyard Corporate Offices in Coppell in 1980. Donated to the City of Coppell by the Minyard family and moved from its original site, 1720 feet due . . . Map (db m151088) HM
34Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6897 — A Tribute to Texas Women in the Civil War
Civilian duties of 90,000 Texas men fighting for the Confederacy fell to wives back home in land of few factories and an enemy blockade that cut down on imports. Women had to run businesses and farms for their absent men who committed to the . . . Map (db m152110) HM
35Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6593 — A. H. Belo Corporation
A.H. Belo Corporation traces its roots to a small company that founded the Galveston "Daily News" on April 11, 1842. The company began publishing the "Texas Almanac" in 1857. Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901) bought the company in 1876 and founded . . . Map (db m158273) HM
36Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6592 — A. H. Belo House
Prominent newspaper publisher Alfred Horatio Belo (1839-1901) was born in North Carolina. He attained the rank of colonel in the Confederate army and came to Texas at the close of the Civil War (1861-65). He went to work for the "Galveston News" . . . Map (db m157388) HM
37Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6640 — Abraham Carver Cemetery
Twenty-one graves have been located in the Abraham Carver Cemetery which covers one-half acre of land and contains six generations of Carver family members. The earliest marked grave is that of Abraham Carver (1806-1883), who came to Texas in 1844 . . . Map (db m96704) HM
38Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Abraham Zapruder
Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder stood on top of this pedestal (properly called a plinth) with his receptionist, Marilyn Sitzman, standing behind to steady him. He was the only photographer known to have filmed the entire assassination and his . . . Map (db m209040) HM
39Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6585 — Adolphus Hotel
Dallas businessmen persuaded Adolphus Busch (1839-1913), co-founder of the Anheuser Busch Brewing Co., to build the original section of this hotel in 1911-1912. Constructed on the site of the 1880s Dallas City Hall and designed by the St. Louis . . . Map (db m157862) HM
40Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6598 — Ahab Bowen Home
In 1861, Tennessee-born Ahab Bowen (1807 - 1900) moved to Dallas, where he was a farmer and feed dealer. He owned and cultivated the surrounding area, including this site which was located outside the Dallas city limits at the time of purchase in . . . Map (db m149052) HM
41Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6641 — Albert Carver Cemetery
Illinois native Albert Carver (1827-1911) purchased land in this area in 1856 and settled here with his family. A farmer and noted breeder of Durham cattle, Carver set aside this plot of land for a family graveyard. Both he and his wife, Mary . . . Map (db m155865) HM
42Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6654 — Alexander Cockrell / Sarah Horton Cockrell(June 8, 1820 - April 3, 1858) / (Jan. 13, 1819 - April 26, 1892)
Alexander Cockrell came to Dallas area in 1845. After serving in the war with Mexico (1846-47), he filed on 640 acres in the Peters Colony, and married Sarah Horton on Sept. 9, 1847. Cockrell operated a freight line to Houston, Jefferson, and . . . Map (db m157958) HM
43Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11827 — Alexander Harwood(1820-1885)
Alexander Harwood came to Dallas in 1844 from Tennessee. After the death of his first wife Isabella Daniel Harwood in 1851, he married Sarah Peak in 1855. Harwood was elected county clerk six times between 1850 and 1880. He was senior warden of . . . Map (db m160335) HM
44Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6587 — Alexander Mansion
Setting for glittering social life in early 20th Century. Built 1906 on most remote edge of Dallas, by a businessman, C. H. Alexander, at a cost of $125,000. Acquired 1930 by the Dallas Woman's Forum; restored and redecorated in 1967. . . . Map (db m151388) HM
45Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6890 — Barton Warren Stone(1817-1881)
Kentucky native Barton Warren Stone came to Dallas from Tennessee in 1851. He prospered at farming and the practice of law. In 1852 he helped lead a rebellion against Peters Colony agent H. O. Hedgecoxe. Though initially opposed to Texas' . . . Map (db m159629) HM
46Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13293 — Baylor College of Dentistry
Two St. Louis dentists, Dr. David E. Morrow and Dr. Thomas G. Bradford, began seeking a site in Texas for a dental college in the early 1900s. Although most Dallas dentists opposed a local dental school, others viewed the growing commercial center . . . Map (db m152051) HM
47Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 12901 — Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas in 1900 had insufficient medical care for its more than 40,000 residents. That year, despite some opposition from local doctors, Dr. Charles McDaniel Rosser established the University of Dallas Medical School, although at the time no such . . . Map (db m152046) HM
48Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6594 — Beeman Memorial Cemetery
John (1799 - 1856) and Emily Hunnicutt (1806 - 1892) Beeman brought their family to Texas during its days as a Republic. About 1842 they gained clear title to 640 acres of land on which they established this family cemetery. One of the first known . . . Map (db m201924) HM
49Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18016 — Big Spring
Big Spring, a natural water feature located in the White Rock Creek Valley near its mouth on the Trinity River in Dallas County, was claimed in 1842 by John Beeman, the patriarch of the first family to settle permanently in the county. Prior to . . . Map (db m170308) HM
50Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6600 — Browder Springs
Named for Browder family originally owning this site. Springs played key role in founding of Dallas and were principal source of water before a pumping system with city mains was installed. During drouth of 1909-10, springs were reopened to supply . . . Map (db m165152) HM
51Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6606 — Buckner Baptist Children's Home
Founded out of concern for dependent, orphaned children, this institution opened in 1879 under the guidance of the Rev. Robert Cooke Buckner (d. 1919). Originally known as Buckner Orphan's Home, the first structure on this site was built in 1880 . . . Map (db m158643) HM
52Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6607 — Buckner Log Cabin
Dr. R. C. Buckner was born in this Madisonville, Tenn., cabin, Jan. 3, 1833. He moved to Texas, 1859. In 1879, founded Buckner Home. Original quarters cared for 8 children. After his death, April 9, 1919, work continued under sons, Joe D. and Hal . . . Map (db m158658) HM
53Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6608 — Busch-Kirby Building
Adolphus Busch had this building constructed in 1913 as a complementary retail and office facility for his nearby Adolphus Hotel. It was acquired by the Kirby Investment Company in 1919. Designed by the St. Louis architectural firm of Barnett, . . . Map (db m157445) HM
54Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6638 — Caruth House
Brothers and merchants William B. and Walter Caruth purchased land here in 1852. In 1872, William and his wife Mattie (Worthington) built this house, which stayed in the family until 2000. Mattie designed a Victorian-style home after the grand . . . Map (db m154359) HM
55Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6639 — Caruth Pioneer Cemetery
Established early 1860's by William and Mattie Worthington Caruth, Pioneer settlers. Across road was old Caruth Chapel, where circuit-riding preachers officiated at baptisms, marriages and funerals for Caruth Plantation tenants and other local . . . Map (db m148838) HM
56Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6647 — Cedar SpringsEarliest known historic site in Dallas County
Visited in 1840 by Colonel Wm. G. Cooke's preliminary exploration for a route between Austin and Red River. A community also called Cedar Springs, established in this vicinity in 1843 by Dr. John Cole, rivalled Dallas in an election in 1848 for . . . Map (db m148843) HM
57Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6648 — Cedar Springs
Although settlement of the town of Cedar Springs did not begin until after 1843, the area had been surveyed during the late 1830s by Colonel G. W. Cooke in preparation for construction of a military road from Austin to the Red River. In 1843, Dr. . . . Map (db m152227) HM
58Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6649 — Central National Road
During the early days of the Republic of Texas, settlers and pioneers coming from the United States entered Texas by crossing the Red River in Northwest Red River County. On the north side of that crossing was the terminus of a U.S. Military . . . Map (db m28828) HM
59Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 17709 — Charles Dilbeck Homes in Cochran Heights
Charles Stevens Dilbeck (1907-1990) was the son of a builder and lumberman. He grew up in Fort Smith, Arkansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma, learning his trade from his father. He legendarily designed and built his first project, a Tulsa church, at age . . . Map (db m159079) HM
60Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6650 — Cherokees in Dallas
Ninety Cherokee Indians, led by Chief Bowles, immigrated to this area from Arkansas Territory in 1819, but were driven out 2 years later by hostile Indians who resented the intrusion. Remnants of group signed Treaty of Sept. 29, 1843, agreeing to . . . Map (db m164952) HM
61Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6663 — City of Dallas
Pioneer John Neely Bryan (1810 - 1877) settled on the banks of the Trinity River just west of this site in 1841. A town he called Dallas grew up around his cabin. Chosen as county seat four years after the creation of Dallas County in 1846, the . . . Map (db m160234) HM
62Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6686 — City of East Dallas
The first permanent settlement in this area began in the years before the Civil War. Principal among the pioneers were farmer Jefferson Peak, banker and rancher W. H. Gaston, and brothers-in-law Henry Boll and Jacob Nussbaumer, who were natives of . . . Map (db m152053) HM
63Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13312 — Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2896
Soon after President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in 1933, he established what would become the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a New Deal program designed to address hardships during the Great Depression. In addition to providing wages, . . . Map (db m151501) HM
64Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11819 — Cliff Temple Baptist Church
In the early spring of 1898, twenty-six members of the First Baptist Church of Oak Cliff left the church to form the Oak Cliff Baptist Church to remain with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Walter B. Hillsman led the new congregation until . . . Map (db m152499) HM
65Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6651 — Cochran Chapel Cemetery
This cemetery began in 1853 with the burials of Sarah Jane and William M. Cochran, the infant daughter and husband of Nancy Jane Hughes Cochran. Among the many Dallas County pioneers buried here are four of Nancy Jane's sisters and their husbands . . . Map (db m149328) HM
66Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6652 — Cochran Chapel Methodist Church
On first Dallas County site deeded (1856) for a Methodist Church. Donor was a widow, Nancy Jane Cochran. First edifice (30' x 40') was built by church men, of lumber hauled by wagons from Jefferson (150 mi. E.) and dedicated in 1858. The Sunday . . . Map (db m149327) HM
67Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6883 — Colonel C.C. Slaughter(Feb.9, 1837—Jan. 25, 1919)
Christopher Columbus Slaughter was the first native born cattle king of Texas. While living on the west Texas frontier he was a ranger, Confederate beef supplier, and trail driver. His ranching empire, including the Long S and Lazy S ranches, . . . Map (db m72329) HM
68Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6657 — Colonel William G. Cooke
To the memory of Colonel William G. Cooke and forty other members of the Regular Army Republic of Texas who camped in this vicinity in October, 1840 while locating the Central National Highway. The importance of this military road in the history . . . Map (db m153631) HM
69Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11820 — Communications in Dallas
Rapid long distance communications came to Dallas in 1872 when the first telegraph lines arrived with the Houston & Central Texas Railroad. The first telephone line in Dallas ran from the city's water supply at Browder Springs to the firehouse at . . . Map (db m152147) HM
70Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18503 — Continental D.A.R. House
This historic building was erected as part of Texas' Centennial Exposition of 1936. Funded by the Continental Oil Company, the building was designed by Architect W.R. Brown to emulate a southern colonial mansion, most evident in the grandiose . . . Map (db m152148) HM
71Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6656 — Continental Gin Company Showroom Building Reported missing
Before moving to Dallas in 1885, farmer and inventor Robert Sylvester Munger (b. 1854) had received several patents for improvements on the cotton ginning procedure. In 1885, he and his brother, Stephen, began the Munger Improved Cotton Machine & . . . Map (db m166729) HM
72Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 12416 — Cox Cemetery
A reflection of the pioneer heritage in this part of Dallas County, Cox Cemetery contains more than 400 marked graves and an estimated 100 unmarked burials. The oldest tombstone dates to 1848 and marks the grave of Margaret Frances Dixon, the . . . Map (db m151481) HM
73Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6659 — Cox House
Farmers Howard (1837 - 1916) and Mary Jane (Webb) Cox (1843 - 1913) bought 189 acres here in 1878. They built a house at this site prior to 1884 that Cox family tradition claims was partially incorporated into this home built by the Coxes about . . . Map (db m149272) HM
74Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6660 — Cristler-Rodgers House
Constructed in 1923, this was originally the home of Dr. J. H. Cristler, who came to Dallas in 1911 after assisting in the organization of Childress County. Beginning in 1938, the home was occupied by Dr. Cristler's daughter, Edna, and her . . . Map (db m151432) HM
75Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 17186 — Dallas Baby Camp
By the middle of the 19th Century, medicine in the United States was developing; however, the field of pediatrics lagged behind. In 1872, Texas passed a State Medical Practice Act but failed to mention the pediatric specialty. As late as 1885, . . . Map (db m152454) HM
76Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11821 — Dallas Baptist University(Decatur Baptist College)
Closely linked to Northwest Baptist College, which operated from 1891 to 1897, Decatur Baptist College opened its doors in 1898. The college was the result of an effort by Texas Baptist leaders to consolidate all Texas Baptist Schools under the . . . Map (db m153852) HM
77Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6666 — Dallas County
The unincorporated town of Dallas was designated as a postoffice by the Republic of Texas in 1843. The County of Dallas was created by the first Legislature of Texas on March 30, 1846 from portions of Robertson and Nacogdoches counties. Both city . . . Map (db m158020) HM
78Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18507 — Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation Reported missing
On May 4, 1917, a group of 17 doctors' wives met to discuss a proposal by Mrs. John O. McReynolds to form a woman's auxiliary to the Dallas County Medical Society - the first group of its kind in the country. With the nation's entry into WWI and . . . Map (db m151398) HM
79Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6668 — Dallas County Records Building
Designed by the prominent Dallas architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this Gothic Revival style building was erected in 1927-28 to house Dallas County records, offices, and courtrooms. First known as the Hall of Records, the current name was . . . Map (db m43461) HM
80Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6670 — Dallas Hall Southern Methodist University
When Dallas was selected in 1911 as the site for a new Methodist University, local citizens pledged 622.5 acres of land and $300,000. In appreciation, the first building on campus was named Dallas Hall. SMU President Robert S. Hyer chose the Chicago . . . Map (db m148837) HM
81Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6672 — Dallas Scottish Rite Temple
Samuel P. Cochran (1855 - 1936), a prominent Mason and community leader, headed the committee that initiated plans for this building in 1902. Masonic officials assembled for the cornerstone laying in March 1907 and for the dedication ceremony in . . . Map (db m159898) HM
82Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6674 — Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo traces its history to 1888, when the city purchased two deer and two mountain lions and placed them in pens in the City Park. In the 1890s, with the support of Dallas citizens, the City Council provided funds for the zoo, and . . . Map (db m175228) HM
83Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6676 — Daniel Family Cemetery
Frances Sims Daniel (1796-1853) moved to Dallas County with her family in 1849 and purchased land in what is now University Park. An orchard planted near the Daniel Home became the site of a family cemetery in 1850 when "Old Frank", a family slave . . . Map (db m148834) HM
84Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Dealey PlazaBirthplace of Dallas
Within this small park was built the first home, which also served as the first courthouse and post office, the first store and the first fraternal lodge. Dedicated to the pioneers of civic progress by order of the Park Board.Map (db m4675) HM
85Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark
Dealey Plaza has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national signifigance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 1993 National Park Service United States Department Of . . . Map (db m4677) HM
86Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6679 — DeGolyer House
A native of Greensboro, Kansas, Everette Lee DeGolyer (1886 -1956) participated in major oil exploration successes in Mexico while still a student at the University of Oklahoma. Returning to complete his degree, he married Nell Virginia Goodrich . . . Map (db m151505) HM
87Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6709 — Demonstration of the First Working Integrated Circuit
The twentieth-century age of electronics can trace its roots to the 1906 invention of the triode vacuum tube, which marked the birth of modern radio. The invention of the transistor after World War II ushered in a new era of solid-state . . . Map (db m162240) HM
88Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11838 — Dr. Frank E. Rutherford Veterinary Hospital
This building was erected about 1924 to house the veterinary practice of Dr. Frank E. Rutherford (1876-1932), who began practicing in east and south Dallas in about 1906. When Dr. Rutherford died in 1932, his son-in-law graduated from veterinary . . . Map (db m152113) HM
89Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6681 — Eagle Ford Community
The Eagle Ford Community developed just east of an important early crossing on the west fork of the Trinity River. Among the early settlers of the area was the family of Enoch Horton (1777 - 1851). Arriving in November 1844, they established . . . Map (db m153801) HM
90Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6903 — El Camposanto de Cemento Grande de la Compania Trinity Portland(Trinity Portland Cement Company Cemetery)
The Southwestern States Portland Cement Company was established in this area in 1909. Many of the company's employees were Mexican immigrants who came to this area to escape the Mexican Revolution. The company name was changed after Trinity . . . Map (db m153708) HM
91Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6889 — Fabulous Quarter Horse Steel Dust
19th century Texas frontier champion who became foundation sire for the most popular quarter horse strain of the 20th Century. A Virginia type horse foaled by a Kentucky thoroughbred mare, Steel Dust was brought in 1844 as a colt to the Texas . . . Map (db m152094) HM
92Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6689 — First Baptist Church(The First Baptist Church in Dallas)
Organized 1868; first building (1871) on this site was one-room frame structure, which members financed by weaving rugs, making hominy, preserves, and cheese to sell at fairs near Dallas, then a frontier town of 2,500. Section of Victorian-style, . . . Map (db m157484) HM
93Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6693 — First Baptist Church of Renner
Renner Baptists organized in 1890 and met in the school building for eight years. Charter members were: B. F. and Kate E. Binkley; Elizabeth H., J. J., Mary A., and R. F. Butler; Mary E. and P. W. Collier; Mary L. Dickerson; George B., J. P. and . . . Map (db m148772) HM
94Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 15464 — First Juries to Sit Women in Dallas County
Although the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted women the right to vote in 1920, women were not permitted to serve on juries in Texas until 1954. Efforts to add women to jury lists began soon after passage of the . . . Map (db m157921) HM
95Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11824 — First United Methodist Church of Dallas
Methodism in Dallas traces its roots to as early as 1846, when the small village was a stopping point for Methodist circuit riders. The first organized group of Methodists met in November 1850, and continued for almost 20 years without a building of . . . Map (db m135399) HM
96Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6710 — Five Mile Cemetery
Abraham and Lucy (Myers) Bast and their seven children moved here from Kentucky to join the Peters Colony. In 1859, Abraham Bast donated one acre for a nondenominational church and school on the south side of Five Mile Creek. The adjacent burial . . . Map (db m153660) HM
97Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6895 — Formerly The Texas School Book Depository Building
This site was originally owned by John Neely Bryan, the founder of Dallas. During the 1880s French native Maxime Guillot operated a wagon shop here. In 1894 the land was purchased by Phil L. Mitchell, President and Director of Rock Island Plow . . . Map (db m4661) HM
98Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6843 — Frank Reaugh
Artist Frank Reaugh (1860-1945), who immortalized the Texas longhorn, began sketching and studying his favorite subject in 1876 when he and his parents, George W. and Clarinda Reaugh, moved from Illinois to Kaufman County. He studied art in St. . . . Map (db m152520) HM
99Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6715 — Freedman's Cemetery
This area of Dallas County was settled by former African American slaves shortly after the conclusion of the American Civil War. Freedman's Cemetery, a graveyard for African Americans, was established in 1869 on one acre of land purchased by . . . Map (db m149056) HM
100Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6723 — Garvin Memorial Cemetery
This burial ground served the pioneer families who settled in the area. Graves here date from the 1870s. The land for the cemetery was donated to the community by James G. Garvin (1830-1897), a former Dallas merchant, his wife Eliza, and brothers . . . Map (db m149255) HM

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