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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Denton County, Texas

Clickable Map of Denton County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Denton County, TX (31) Collin County, TX (102) Cooke County, TX (16) Dallas County, TX (367) Grayson County, TX (38) Tarrant County, TX (133) Wise County, TX (29)  DentonCounty(31) Denton County (31)  CollinCounty(102) Collin County (102)  CookeCounty(16) Cooke County (16)  DallasCounty(367) Dallas County (367)  GraysonCounty(38) Grayson County (38)  TarrantCounty(133) Tarrant County (133)  WiseCounty(29) Wise County (29)
Adjacent to Denton County, Texas
    Collin County (102)
    Cooke County (16)
    Dallas County (367)
    Grayson County (38)
    Tarrant County (133)
    Wise County (29)
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1Texas (Denton County), Argyle — 2827 — Johns' Well and Campgrounds
In 1884 this site was designated as a religious campground by the members of the Prairie Mound Methodist Church. Johns' Well, named for former owner Hardin Johns, provided the steady water supply needed by campers, area settlers and travelers. . . . Map (db m147174) HM
2Texas (Denton County), Argyle — 4109 — Prairie Mound Cemetery

This burial ground was in use by 1882 when adjoining property was deeded to the Prairie Mound Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The earliest marked grave here is that of Edgar Myers (1875-1878), the son of J. E. and M. J. Myers. Church . . . Map (db m147210) HM
3Texas (Denton County), Aubrey — 17887 — Elm Fork Bridge
This historic bridge was an important two-way traffic bridge over the Elm Fork of the Trinity River for growing automobile traffic in Denton County in the 1920s. The bridge is one of the only two accessible iron and steel bridges in Denton County . . . Map (db m92574) HM
4Texas (Denton County), Aubrey — 5826 — William Edmunds Bates(October 12, 1812 - April 25, 1883)
Born in Amherst County, VA.; licensed in Kentucky (1843) as a Methodist minister. Came to Texas 1851; settled in Denton County. He was appointed (1853) to 300-square-mile Dallas circuit, and traveled it once a month. Admitted 1854 to East Texas . . . Map (db m168849) HM
5Texas (Denton County), Carrollton — 1687 — First Baptist Church, Hebron
Organized in 1883 at the Willow Springs School, this congregation was known as Big Valley Baptist Church during the early years of its existence. A Sunday School, Willow Springs Union Sabbath School, was begun in 1886. E.C. Bramblett served as the . . . Map (db m73770) HM
6Texas (Denton County), Copper Canyon — 833 — Chinn’s Chapel Cemetery
Elisha and Mary Stowe Chinn purchased this site in 1853 and donated 10 acres atop the hill north of Lockhart Spring. As deaths occurred among the early settlers to this area, services were held in the log cabin chapel, and graves were placed . . . Map (db m171872) HM
7Texas (Denton County), Denton — 18096 — 1927 Denton City Hall
From 1894 until October 1927, the Denton City Hall was housed in an 1877 red brick building located at the corner of Oak and Bolivar streets. The rapid growth of Denton in the early 20th century called for a newer and more spacious building. In . . . Map (db m171697) HM
8Texas (Denton County), Denton — 18130 — Beulah A. Harriss
Beulah A. Harriss (1889-1977) moved to Denton in 1914 from Nebraska to become the first women’s physical education teacher at North Texas State Normal College, now University of North Texas (UNT). With a degree from the University of Nebraska in . . . Map (db m92193) HM
9Texas (Denton County), Denton — 18102 — Christal House
Born to pioneers in 1859, James "Jim" Russell Christal was raised by his mother after age three when his father mysteriously died on a hunting trip at age 12. Jim started as a horse wrangler and eventually was hired as a cowboy on his cousin Burk . . . Map (db m146540) HM
10Texas (Denton County), Denton — 1207 — Denton County
Created April 11, 1846 from Fannin County Organized July 13, 1846 with Denton as county seat Both town and county are named in honor of John B. Denton 1807-1841 Pioneer preacher, lawyer and Indian fighter First county seat . . . Map (db m121786) HM
11Texas (Denton County), Denton — 1208 — Denton County Courthouse
Built 1896-97. Fifth courthouse for Denton County. First was at Alton, second at Pinckneyville. Third (in Denton) was burned in crime charged to a member of the Sam Bass Gang of outlaws. Walls are native limestone; columns, Burnet County . . . Map (db m121787) HM
12Texas (Denton County), Denton — Denton County War Memorial
. . . Map (db m108516) WM
13Texas (Denton County), Denton — 15689 — Denton Senior High School
The first free city of Denton school opened in 1884. After the building burned in 1908, another school was built at the same site. When John B. Denton College closed in 1912, high school students were moved to the former college building, which . . . Map (db m154224) HM
14Texas (Denton County), Denton — 18167 — Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County
Edna Westbrook Trigg (1868-1946) was the first county home demonstration agent appointed in Texas in 1915, serving in Denton County from February 1916 through December 1937. She was named Denton County home demonstration emeritus from January 1, . . . Map (db m121785) HM
15Texas (Denton County), Denton — 2767 — John B. Denton
Born in Tennessee July 26, 1806, came to Texas in January, 1836, as a Methodist circuit rider. Killed in the Village Creek Indian fight May 24, 1841 in what is now Tarrant County. Named for Gen. Edward H. Tarrant who commanded the volunteers. Denton . . . Map (db m121788) HM
16Texas (Denton County), Denton — 16789 — North Texas State Fair and Rodeo
The first recorded fair in the Denton area opened on October 15, 1885 as the Denton County Blooded Stock and Fair. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, area fairs continued to recognize local livestock and agricultural competitors. The North . . . Map (db m171716) HM
17Texas (Denton County), Denton — Old Alton Bridge
Built in 1884 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m171871) HM
18Texas (Denton County), Denton — 12601 — Old Alton Cemetery
With burials dating to 1852, this graveyard is associated with some of the earliest settlement in Denton County. In that year, Rebecca Daugherty, daughter of one of the pioneer families, died and was buried on family property. Over time, burials . . . Map (db m148685) HM
19Texas (Denton County), Denton — 14287 — O'Neil Ford(December 3, 1905 – July 20, 1982)
In the mid-20th century, a North Texas native became a leading architect of the American Southwest. O’Neil Ford was born in Pink Hill and went to school in Sherman (both Grayson Co.), where the arts and crafts curriculum inspired his entire . . . Map (db m170345) HM
20Texas (Denton County), Denton — Our Confederate Soldiers
(left column) Erected by Daughters of the Confederacy in memory of our Confederate soldiers, who in heroic self-sacrifice and devoted loyalty gave their manhood and their lives to the South in her hour of need. (right column) . . . Map (db m108519) WM
21Texas (Denton County), Denton — 5309 — The City of Denton
Pioneers settled this locality in the 1840s. In 1846 the Texas Legislature created Denton County - one of several carved from the Peters Colony grant. After trying other sites, the voters in 1856 accepted for county seat this tract donated by Hiram . . . Map (db m121784) HM
22Texas (Denton County), Flower Mound — 1927 — Flower Mound Presbyterian Church
. . . Map (db m146923) HM
23Texas (Denton County), Flower Mound — 11846 — McCombs Cemetery
The history of this small community cemetery dates to the 1850s, before Denton was selected as county seat. The site contains graves of early pioneers of the Lewisville-Flower Mound area. Settlers included Nehemiah Wade Boyd (1823-1856), his . . . Map (db m105529) HM
24Texas (Denton County), Justin — 17845 — Justin
Located in the rich, fertile, softly rolling prairie land of North Central Texas, Justin is situated at the confluence of the Denton, Oliver and Trail Creeks. For many years Native American tribes flourished in the area. In 1841, John B. Denton was . . . Map (db m133788) HM
25Texas (Denton County), Krum — 17602 — Plainview Cemetery
Located in western Denton County, Plainview Cemetery served as a burial ground for early settlers in the area. The Plainview community began around 1878 when the families of Gideon Kimbrough (1833-1923) and William Kimbrough (1824-1912) and their . . . Map (db m77371) HM
26Texas (Denton County), Lewisville — 834 — Chinn's Chapel Methodist Church
This church began as a nondenominational congregation organized by pioneer settlers of the Peters Colony in 1846. Itinerant preachers were invited to hold services in a log church/school building located about one quarter mile northwest of here. . . . Map (db m147209) HM
27Texas (Denton County), Lewisville — 3288 — McCurley Cemetery
The McCurley family of Illinois settled in Denton County in 1852. George Collins McCurley set aside land for a burial ground, church, and school. A traveling stranger may have been the first burial, but George's brother, Abraham, who died in . . . Map (db m146433) HM
28Texas (Denton County), Lewisville — 12390 — Smith Cemetery
This area of Denton County was known as Holford's Prairie in the mid-19th century, named for brothers John and James Halford (Holford), pioneer settlers who obtained 640 acres of land as members of the Peters Colony. Basdeal W. Lewis platted the . . . Map (db m147212) HM
29Texas (Denton County), Lewisville — 16439 — Texas International Pop Festival
The Texas International Pop Festival took place near this site during Labor Day weekend, 1969. It was held two weeks after the Woodstock Music and Art Fair introduced much of mainstream America to the "hippie” culture by way of news reports . . . Map (db m145808) HM
30Texas (Denton County), Roanoke — 15720 — Silver Spur Saloon
Swedish stone mason Lawrence Olson constructed this building for brothers R.M. and B.S. Snead in 1886; they built it to house the Silver Spur Saloon. The building was sold upon R.M. Snead's death in 1911 and later served as a hardware store and . . . Map (db m147173) HM
31Texas (Denton County), Westlake — Westlake and the Circle T Ranch
The Circle T Ranch was established by J. Glenn Turner, a prominent Texas attorney in 1952. Mr. Turner was an avid outdoorsman and rancher who raised Black Angus and Charolaise cattle, as well as Tennessee Walking horses. Being a successful . . . Map (db m107373) HM
May. 18, 2021