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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tarrant County, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Tarrant County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tarrant County, TX (234) Dallas County, TX (371) Denton County, TX (90) Ellis County, TX (79) Johnson County, TX (46) Parker County, TX (46) Wise County, TX (49)  TarrantCounty(234) Tarrant County (234)  DallasCounty(371) Dallas County (371)  DentonCounty(90) Denton County (90)  EllisCounty(79) Ellis County (79)  JohnsonCounty(46) Johnson County (46)  ParkerCounty(46) Parker County (46)  WiseCounty(49) Wise County (49)
Fort Worth is the county seat for Tarrant County
Adjacent to Tarrant County, Texas
      Dallas County (371)  
      Denton County (90)  
      Ellis County (79)  
      Johnson County (46)  
      Parker County (46)  
      Wise County (49)  
 
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1Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 199 — Arlington Cemetery
Encompassing more than ten acres of land Arlington Cemetery includes within its borders several small historic graveyards, including the original old cemetery of Arlington, the W.W. McNatt Cemetery addition, the Masonic Cemetery, and the Old City . . . Map (db m170299) HM
2Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Arlington Downs Racetrack and Fountain
In 1929, William Thomas Waggoner (1852-1934), Texas pioneer, oilman, cattle baron, thoroughbred horse enthusiast, and philanthropist built the $2 million Arlington Downs Racetrack, Arlington's first major recreation venue. E. Paul and Guy, . . . Map (db m93523) HM
3Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Arlington Post OfficeWorthington National Bank
The Arlington Post Office was built in 1939 within the original town site. The building served as the City's first permanent post office. It was designed by Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department, and built by the . . . Map (db m130216) HM
4Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16963 — Bankhead Highway Through Arlington
The Bankhead Highway, often referred to locally as the “Dallas Pike” east of Center Street and the “Fort Worth Pike” west of that road, played an important role in Arlington's future by connecting it to Dallas, Fort Worth, . . . Map (db m69468) HM
5Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16313 — Booker T. Washington School
Serving the African-American students of Arlington, Booker T. Washington School was a vital institution in the city. It had its roots in Arlington’s first black school, which was in place by the 1890s. The school served the growing African-American . . . Map (db m70463) HM
6Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16425 — Carver Dixon King
Born on May 18, 1843 in Tennessee, C.D. "Uncle Dutch" King was an early leader in Arlington. He moved to Texas in 1873 and became Arlington's first mayor shortly after the town was established in 1876; he again served as mayor from 1899-1900. King . . . Map (db m93352) HM
7Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 15733 — Colonel Neel E. Kearby
Neel E. Kearby was born in Wichita Falls on June 5, 1911 to Dr. John Gallatin Kearby, Jr. and Bessie Lee (Stone) Kearby. He spent much of his childhood in Mineral Wells, but later moved to Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School in 1928 . . . Map (db m175156) HM
8Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16543 — Dalworthington Gardens
The city of Dalworthington Gardens began as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Depression-era policies. Roosevelt supported the "back-to-the-land" movement, encouraging urban workers to live on and cultivate rural property. Roosevelt . . . Map (db m184237) HM
9Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — General Edward H. Tarrant
In this vicinity May 24, 1841 General Edward H. Tarrant with 70 men attacked several Indian villages situated along a creek (now called Village Creek) and recovered many horses and much stolen plunder. 12 Indians were killed and many wounded. Of the . . . Map (db m75808) HM
10Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 2183 — Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site
James Gibbins (1817-70) migrated to Texas from Arkansas in 1857. He bought land near present-day Arlington in 1863. Gibbins deeded part of this land to his son Thomas Jefferson Gibbins (1841-91), who enlarged the homestead. This family Cemetery . . . Map (db m188619) HM
11Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 18475 — Hawkins Cemetery
Named for Harvey Hawkins (1804-1869), a pioneer settler who came to Texas from Tennessee and first settled in Rusk County, the Hawkins Cemetery is the final resting place for families of the Tate Springs community. In 1848, Hawkins married Mary Ann . . . Map (db m104842) HM
12Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Houston Hitching Block
In 1906 Albert L. Houston, a local salesman, purchased this lot in the Fitzhugh-Collins Addition and built a modest home for his wife Fannie and their children. The concrete hitching block was used in the early carriage days to tie horses and . . . Map (db m108673) HM
13Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Jesse ChisholmFounder of World-Famous Cattle Trail — (1806-1868) —
Represented the Republic of Texas and President Sam Houston in many negotiations with Indians. Half Scotsman, half Cherokee, a scout, hunter, trader and trailblazer. Spoke 40 Indian languages and dialects and was a respected influence among . . . Map (db m111718) HM
14Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 2834 — Johnson Station Cemetery
Now part of Arlington, this area was established in the 1840s as a ranger station and trading post known as Johnson Station. This cemetery serves as a reminder of that early settlement. The oldest marked grave in the cemetery is that of Elizabeth . . . Map (db m183764) HM
15Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 3900 — P.A. Watson Cemetery
Mrs. Micajah Goodwin was buried here in 1846, soon after her family came to this area. They constructed a coffin from their wagon bed and burned brush atop the grave to hide it from Indians. When Patrick Alfred Watson (1810-1894) of North Carolina . . . Map (db m150537) HM
16Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4724 — Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack
Wealthy rancher and oilman W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934) developed a stable of fine Thoroughbreds and quarter horses at his ranch here in the 1920s. At this site he built Arlington Downs, a one-and-one quarter mile race track with a 6,000-seat . . . Map (db m93528) HM
17Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4730 — Site of Berachah Home and Cemetery
The Berachah Rescue Society was organized at Waco in 1894 by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch (b. 1870) for the protection of homeless girls and unwed mothers. Nine years later he opened the Berachah Industrial Home at this site. Ten buildings were located . . . Map (db m179427) HM
18Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4732 — Site of Bird's Fort(One Mile East)
In an effort to attract settlers to the region and to provide protection from Indian raids, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia authorized Jonathan Bird to establish a settlement and military post in the area. Bird's Fort, . . . Map (db m75805) HM
19Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4950 — Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838
In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to . . . Map (db m75807) HM
20Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 5202 — Tate Cemetery
Evan Calloway Tate (1832-1885) brought his family to this area from Georgia in 1870, establishing the Tate Springs community. Land for this cemetery was deeded to the community by Tate heirs in 1894. At that time there were four marked burials, . . . Map (db m150200) HM
21Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 13792 — The City of Arlington
The City of Arlington developed along the juncture of two distinct ecological regions, the Blackland Prairie and the Eastern Cross Timbers. The West Fork of the Trinity River and its area tributaries flow through the city, and one such stream, . . . Map (db m183345) HM
22Texas (Tarrant County), Azle — 255 — Azle Christian Church
This congregation grew from worship services conducted here in the 1880s on land donated by Dr. Azle Stewart, for whom the town was named. Organized in 1890, the Fellowship met under a brush arbor until 1893, when the first sanctuary was . . . Map (db m147198) HM
23Texas (Tarrant County), Azle — 3564 — Azle Post OfficeNear site of
Originally named O'Bar, the Azle Post Office opened in 1881. The name was changed in 1883 for Dr. Azle Stewart, who gave land for the townsite. Initially the post office was located in a store. Postmaster Cora Lovell moved the operation to a frame . . . Map (db m147140) HM
24Texas (Tarrant County), Azle — 2713 — James Azle Steward(1831-1889)
Tennessee native James Azle Steward came to Texas prior to 1860. He and his wife, Mary E. Fowler Steward, were among the early settlers of this area. Steward was a well-known, respected pioneer physician. The settlement, which had been known by . . . Map (db m147139) HM
25Texas (Tarrant County), Azle — 2959 — Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek
In April 1867 a band of about sixty Kiowa Indians, led by Chiefs Satank and Satanta, raided the home of William Hamleton on Walnut Creek. Hamleton was away when the Kiowas killed his wife, Sally, and captured two children, Lavina and Mary. Lavina . . . Map (db m187226) HM
26Texas (Tarrant County), Azle — 5838 — William M. Rice(Aug. 22, 1803 - Feb. 16,1878)
William M. Rice first came to Texas in 1834 and settled in what is now Nacogdoches County, where he was involved in frontier defense and served a an alcalde in the Mexican government. He served in the Texas Revolution and was wounded in the . . . Map (db m147092) HM
27Texas (Tarrant County), Bedford — 350 — Bedford Church of Christ
Founded about 1874 by members of Spring Garden Church of Christ, this congregation was originally called New Hope Church of Christ. The first meetinghouse was built here on Milton Moore's farm near a small cemetery about 1874. The church has . . . Map (db m188496) HM
28Texas (Tarrant County), Bedford — 12888 — Bedford Reunion
Settlers from Bedford County, Tennessee, came to this area in the 1870s. Weldon Wiles Bobo opened a store and grist mill, and several families established New Hope Church in 1874, also using the building as a school. The post office opened in . . . Map (db m188497) HM
29Texas (Tarrant County), Bedford — 4728 — Site of Bedford School
The first Bedford area school met in a log building during the early 1860s. After the Civil War classes were held in a frame structure at Spring Garden, north of this site. After it burned in the early 1880s, Milton Moore (1828-1914) deeded land . . . Map (db m188495) HM
30Texas (Tarrant County), Bedford — 5017 — Spring Garden School
The concern of area settlers to provide a school for their children resulted in the opening of the Spring Garden School in the fall of 1865. Samuel Witten, Levin Moody, Milton Moore, and Caleb Smith joined forces to build a schoolhouse on land . . . Map (db m188499) HM
31Texas (Tarrant County), Benbrook — 2728 — James M. Benbrook(June 20, 1831 - Feb. 18, 1907)
​In 1876 Indiana native James M. Benbrook brought his family to this settlement, then known as Marinda. A veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War, he became a prominent area farmer and landowner. In 1880, when rail lines were . . . Map (db m148595) HM
32Texas (Tarrant County), Colleyville — 1272 — Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley
A veteran of the Union Army during the Civil War, Dr. L. H. Colley (1843-1924) and his wife, Martha Sabrina (Fowks) (1860-1914), migrated from Missouri to Texas in 1880. They settled in Bransford community in 1885, where Dr. Colley became a . . . Map (db m55665) HM
33Texas (Tarrant County), Colleyville — 12212 — Pleasant Glade Baptist Church
Pleasant Glade Baptist Church, also known as Pleasant Glade Missionary Baptist Church, was organized September 19, 1923, in the historic Pleasant Glade community. The fourteen charter members were all formerly of Pleasant Run Baptist Church . . . Map (db m188617) HM
34Texas (Tarrant County), Colleyville — 4052 — Pleasant Run Baptist Church
The Baptist Church of Christ of Pleasant Run was organized on April 7, 1877, by a presbytery consisting of J.Q. Barnett, L.H. Foster, A.J. Hallford and M.J. Mills. The congregation met at first in the one-room Grange Hall or Lodge in what became . . . Map (db m192650) HM
35Texas (Tarrant County), Dido — 14270 — Dido School
​ The Dido community was one of the first established in Tarrant County. In 1848, settlers homesteaded in this part of Peters Colony, establishing a community along a stage route from Fort Worth to Decatur. Dido School organized in 1854, with . . . Map (db m147091) HM
36Texas (Tarrant County), Euless — 17042 — Alexander Dobkins Family Cemetery
Pioneer area settlers Alexander Dobkins (1815-1869) and his wife Mary (1818-1880) migrated to Texas from Tennessee in 1852. Ordained as a minister in the nearby Bear Creek Baptist Church, Alexander also served as postmaster for the local community . . . Map (db m92008) HM
37Texas (Tarrant County), Euless — 638 — Calloway Cemetery
The earliest marked graves in this cemetery are those of two brothers, Richard H. Calloway (1832-1874) and Joseph W. Calloway (1829-1877), who owned this land in the 1860s. Richard's widow Catherine (Coble) deeded 1.5 acres here in 1886 for use as . . . Map (db m142610) HM
38Texas (Tarrant County), Euless — 15815 — Euless School
In 1913, patrons of three area elementary schools – Euless and Tarrant in the Euless District and Evatt (Crossroads) in the Evatt District – successfully petitioned Tarrant County Commissioners Court to merge and create the Euless Common . . . Map (db m117437) HM
39Texas (Tarrant County), Euless — 4447 — Saint John Missionary Baptist Church
In 1874 a small group of former slaves met at the the home of Frank Young and organized this congregation, which originally was named Oak Grove Baptist Church. During the late 19th-century pastorate of the Rev. Jim Carroll, the name was changed to . . . Map (db m192185) HM
40Texas (Tarrant County), Euless — 4839 — Site of Mosier Valley School
In 1870, former slaves Robert and Dilsie Johnson received a 40-acre tract of land here as a wedding gift from plantation owner Lucy Lee. Soon other freedmen settled in Mosier Valley, and in 1883 a community school was organized. A schoolhouse, . . . Map (db m170818) HM
41Texas (Tarrant County), Forest Hill — 1942 — Forest Hill Cemetery
One of the oldest burial grounds in Tarrant County; named for its location and used for many years before record-keeping began. In 1883 landowner J.W. Chapman deeded the property to Forest Hill Cumberland Presbyterian Church. ("Cumberland" was . . . Map (db m192614) HM
42Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — "A Great Time to be Alive"
'On October 22, 1959, The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., pastor, civil rights leader and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) made his only visit to Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Vada Phillips Felder, local educator, . . . Map (db m129136) HM
43Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 4 — "The Stage Leaves From Here"
Few images of the American West are more enduring than the stagecoach. On July 18, 1856, the United States mail line brought the first stagecoach to Fort Worth on its way to Fort Belknap. The stagecoach stopped at Steel’s Tavern at the present . . . Map (db m52279) HM
44Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1784 Tarrant County 1815Organized Aug 5, 1850-Named for — General Edward H. Tarrant —
Born 1796, died at Fort Belknap 1858. Veteran of War of 1812, active in Battle of New Orleans. Veteran of Texas War of Independence 1836, Commander of Ranger Forces of Northwest Frontier 1837. Representative from Red River District in Congress of . . . Map (db m52516) HM
45Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 19 — African-American History
The first African-American residents of Fort Worth were slaves who received the delayed news of their emancipation on June 19, 1865. Those who remained in the area began to build a community on the city’s east side. A blacksmith shop operated by . . . Map (db m52500) HM
46Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 153 — Amon Carter Riverside High School and Riverside ISD
A community school system known as Trinity Bend existed as early as 1876 in what is now the Riverside neighborhood of Fort Worth. Classes were held in a one-room schoolhouse built by Dr. Eagle, a retired physician. The Pendleton District was . . . Map (db m189273) HM
47Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 154 — Amon G. Carter
Born in Wise County, Texas, on December 11, 1879, Amon Giles Carter left home at an early age and worked at a variety of odd jobs around the country before his arrival in Fort Worth in 1905. Carter became the advertising manager of the “Fort . . . Map (db m52831) HM
48Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 11 — Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955)
From his arrival in Fort Worth in 1905 until his death, Amon Carter was the city’s most vigorous booster and champion. At his death, it was said that more than half of the city’s workers were employed by businesses Carter helped establish. As the . . . Map (db m52283) HM
49Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 201 — Armour & Company
In 1901, local business leaders G.W. Simpson and L.V. Niles began negotiating with Armour & Co., one of the nation’s four largest meatpacking firms, to encourage establishment of a branch plant in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Stock Yards Co. offered . . . Map (db m56976) HM
50Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Armour and Swift Plaza
Designated as a state archeological landmark in 1987. This plaza honors the meatpacking industry, which helped make Fort Worth the livestock center of the southwest. In 1901, both meatpackers signed identical contracts with the Fort Worth Stock . . . Map (db m56978) HM
51Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 253 — Ayres Cemetery
In 1861 Benjamin Patton Ayres (ca. 1801-62) and his wife, Emily (Cozart) (ca. 1811-63), bought a 320-acre farm and set aside two acres on this hillside as a family cemetery. Ayres, who had served as the second Tarrant County clerk and who helped . . . Map (db m170231) HM
52Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 12201 — Blackstone Hotel
The first Art Deco skyscraper in Fort Worth, the Blackstone Hotel was erected in 1929 for wealthy cattleman C. A. “Gus” O'Keefe, who named it after a visit to the Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The St. Louis architectural firm of . . . Map (db m52781) HM
53Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 650 — Camp Bowie Boulevard
In 1917-18, this roadway was the main artery through Camp Bowie, a World War I training center. Narrow strips of asphalt paving flanked streetcar tracks that ran the length of the avenue, then called Arlington Heights Boulevard. After the war, . . . Map (db m30025) HM
54Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Camp Bowie in World War I
Headquarters, 36th Division, United States Army, 1917-1919. Established to train Texas National Guard and Oklahoma National Guard, after the U.S. entered World War I, April 1917. Named for James Bowie (1795-1836), one of the commanders who died at . . . Map (db m28979) HM
55Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Car 25
Car 25 is one of four electric motorcars ordered by the Northern Texas Traction Company (NTTC) in 1913. The cars were manufactured by the St. Louis Car Company. These cars served on the interurban lines between Ft. Worth and Dallas and occasionally . . . Map (db m53427) HM
56Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Changing Landscape
In 1873 when the city of Fort Worth was incorporated, the intersection of 7th & Houston was open fields. But by the early 1900s the corner had become the center of a vibrant business and financial area. From 1905-1921 Continental Bank & Trust . . . Map (db m187769) HM
57Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 17337 — Curzon Place
A. C. (Clayton) Luther (1896-1982), a Tennessee native, began to develop the area in the early 1930s with residential and commercial buildings. In the 1940s, he began construction of the Luther Apartments on Highland Street. The apartments were . . . Map (db m79049) HM
58Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 16 — Cynthia Ann Parker and Native Americans of North Texas
Native Americans hunted bison on the plains of North Texas in the 1800s. They traded freely with settlers, but conflicts did occur. Some tribal villages were attacked and some settlers’ homesteads were raided and captives taken. In January . . . Map (db m52491) HM
59Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 22637 — Daggett's Crossing
Among the early settlers of Fort Worth, Charles Biggers (C.B.) Daggett (1812-1888) was born in Canada and moved to Indiana when he was eight years old. Around 1839–40, His family moved to Shelby County, Texas, where they participated in the . . . Map (db m190872) HM
60Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1223 — Dido Cemetery
The earliest marked grave in this cemetery is that of Amanda Thurmond (1878-1879), granddaughter of Dave Thurmond, who in 1848 first settled this area. Dempsey S. Holt donated three acres in 1887 for a school, church and cemetery. Dr. Isaac L. Van . . . Map (db m182115) HM
61Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 15744 — Douglass and McGar Parks
From the late 1800's, through the 1920's, during a time of Jim Crow segregation, Douglass and McGar Parks served as recreational grounds for African Americans in Fort Worth. In 1895 Thomas Mason, an African-American entrepreneur, with J.D. Johnson . . . Map (db m107003) HM
62Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — AQHHMP #5 — Early Quarter Horse Shows
Prior to 1940, Quarter Horses, also called Steeldusts or Billys, did not have an official breed name. However, there were shows where horsemen brought their Quarter Horses to be judged. William Anson of Christoval, TX, sponsored and judged this type . . . Map (db m53425) HM
63Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1385 — Eddleman-McFarland House
Designed by Howard Messer, this Victorian house was built in 1899 for Sarah C. Ball (1825-1904), widow of Galveston banker George Ball. William H. Eddleman (1850-1932), a local banker, bought the home in 1904 and in 1921 gave it to his daughter . . . Map (db m53418) HM
64Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 18473 — Fairmount-Southside Historic District
The Fairmount-Southside Historic District is a predominately residential area in the center of Fort Worth's Historic Southside. Located approximately two miles south of present-day downtown, the district is comprised of 22 separate additions . . . Map (db m104863) HM
65Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1556 — FairviewWilliam J. Bryce House
A native of Scotland, William J. Bryce (1861-1944) moved to Fort Worth in 1883 and developed a successful brick contracting business. In 1893 he constructed this house, which was designed by the prominent architectural firm of Sanguinet & Messer. . . . Map (db m197584) HM
66Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — First Bank
Tarrant County Historical Society First Bank 1872 Tidball & Wilson Established by Thomas A. Tidball and John B. WilsonMap (db m186510) HM
67Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1710 — First Christian Church of Fort Worth
City’s pioneer congregation, organized by the Rev. A.M. Dean, who with hymn book and revolver came in 1855 to the riotous six-year-old hamlet on the Trinity. He held services (at present Belknap and Houston Streets) in a log house built for Post . . . Map (db m52834) HM
68Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — First Methodist Church Building
Initially a wood frame structure constructed in 1874, this “Fourth Street Church” was completed in 1887 of brick and limestone. Admired by many, the building was chronicled as “A very imposing structure in the Town of Fort Worth, . . . Map (db m53217) HM
69Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — First School1853
Site of the first school established by John Peter Smith Classes held in abandoned Fort Hospital in this blockMap (db m52517) HM
70Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1910 — Flatiron Building
Known in the early 1900s as the tallest building in north Texas. Erected 1907 for the renowned Dr. Bacon Saunders, Dean of City Medical College; Chief Surgeon, Nine Railroads; acclaimed as a pioneer of medicine in Texas. Designed by firm of . . . Map (db m88117) HM
71Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 14 — Flying Machines
Fort Worth residents got their first sight of flying machines in 1911 when the International Aviators National Tour was lured to town by Amon G. Carter, Sr. That same year the first “air mail” letter was delivered. During World War . . . Map (db m52489) HM
72Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 1956 — Former TSTA Building
Completed in 1930, this building was constructed to serve as the headquarters of the Texas State Teachers Association. Noted Fort Worth architect Wiley G. Clarkson designed the structure, which features Renaissance Revival styling. In 1949 the . . . Map (db m126301) HM
73Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2026 — Fort Worth"Where the West Begins"
Founded June 6, 1849, as frontier post of Co. F, 2nd Dragoons, 8th Dept., U.S. Army. The commander, Maj. Ripley Arnold, named camp for his former superior officer, Maj. Gen. William Jenkins Worth. In 4 years of operations, the post had but one . . . Map (db m52714) HM
74Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Fort Worth 1849-1853
On June 6, 1849, Major Ripley Arnold and Company F of the Second Dragoons established a military post on this site. Arnold named the post Fort Worth to honor Major General William Jenkins Worth, Commander of the Department of Texas. Worth died of . . . Map (db m121955) HM
75Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 17927 — Fort Worth Belt Railway
Beginning in 1904, the Belt Railway serviced the Fort Worth Stock Yards. The arrival of the railroad in Fort Worth in 1876 moved the cow town from a regional economic player to a national force. The Stockyards Corporation, chartered in 1895, created . . . Map (db m90588) HM
76Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Fort Worth Library
Seeking funds for a public library, local women asked the philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie, to donate "the price of a good cigar." He gave $50,000. With that and substantial local gifts, including land donated by Mrs. Sarah J. Jennings, the first . . . Map (db m88120) HM
77Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2029 — Fort Worth Livestock Exchange
Headquarters, one of the greatest cattle markets in the world. In late 1860s Fort Worth was stop on cattle trails. Market for West Texas organized 1870s. First trader, T.B. Saunders, Sr., soon was joined by others. First small packing houses . . . Map (db m28359) HM
78Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2030 — Fort Worth Main Post Office Building
The Fort Worth Post Office was established in 1856 with pioneer settler Julian Field serving as Postmaster. The central offices were moved here in 1933 when this building was completed. Designed by the Fort Worth firm of Wyatt C. Hedrick, it . . . Map (db m52509) HM
79Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2032 — Fort Worth Stock Yards Company
The Fort Worth Stock Yards Company was created in 1893, when Boston capitalist Greenlief W. Simpson led a group of investors in purchasing the Fort Worth Union Stock Yards. Under Simpson's leadership, the Company earned the support of the Texas . . . Map (db m28435) HM
80Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2033 — Fort Worth Stock Yards Entrance
Spanning Exchange Avenue, this gateway to the Fort Worth Stock Yards was completed in 1910. Constructed by the Topeka Bridge & Land Co. for the Fort Worth Stock Yards Co., it was a significant feat of concrete work for that era. The columns are 22 . . . Map (db m53414) HM
81Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2035 — Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns
The Fort Worth Stock Yard Company's wooden horse and mule barns on this site were destroyed by fire on March 14, 1911, opening day of the Feeders and Breeders show (later Southwestern Exposition & Fat Stock Show). The show opened as planned, with . . . Map (db m28440) HM
82Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Fort Worth Zoological Park
The oldest continuous Zoo site in Texas, the Fort Worth Zoological Park has provided its visitors with many recreational and educational opportunities since 1909. The first Zoo in Fort Worth was a small menagerie then located in an old City Park and . . . Map (db m29890) HM
83Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Fort Worth's First Flight
In December 1903, the Wright Brothers achieved powered flight, but by 1910, most people still had not see an airplane. In October 1910, John Moisant of Chicago formed a touring aerial demonstration team known as the Moisant International Aviators. A . . . Map (db m71262) HM
84Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange
On this site in September 1881 Fort Worth's first telephone exchange was founded by Southwest Telegraph and Telephone Company. It initially served 40 customers and employed three local employees. One hundred years later telephone service is supplied . . . Map (db m53209) HM
85Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 17361 — Founding Fort Worth
Major General William J. Worth was the commanding officer of the eighth military district including Texas and Mexico. His responsibility was to maintain peace between settlers and the plains Indians. His plan was to establish a new post on the . . . Map (db m96405) HM
86Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 5 — Gamblers & Gunfights
In the 1880s, Fort Worth, “the queen city of the prairies,” was home to good hotels, restaurants, theaters, banks, 60 saloons and 9 churches. Patrons dined at the elegant White Elephant Saloon with its 40-foot mahogany bar and climbed . . . Map (db m52280) HM
87Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2105 — Garvey-Veihl House
Early landowner Baldwin L. Samuel deeded land in this area to his daughter Mary and her husband Isaac Foster in 1876. The Fosters and their daughter Lucy (Lula) and her husband William B. Garvey moved here from Kentucky in 1882 and built a home . . . Map (db m189059) HM
88Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2126 — General Edward H. Tarrant
South Carolina native Edward H. Tarrant enlisted in the Kentucky Militia in 1814 and served under Gen. Andrew Jackson in the Battle of New Orleans. Moving to Tennessee after 1816, he was elected Colonel of the Henry County Militia and served as . . . Map (db m188852) HM
89Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — General William Jenkins Worth(1749-1849)
William Jenkins Worth, a native of Hudson, New York, was severely wounded at Lundy's Lane during the War of 1812. In 1820 he became instructor of infantry tactic and soldierly discipline at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was . . . Map (db m52501) HM
90Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 18100 — Grammer-Pierce House
This California style Craftsman bungalow was built in 1915 by A.H. Richter and his wife, Violet (Murdock) Richter, in what is now the Fairmount Historic District. It was purchased in 1917 by Mrs. N.E. Grammer, widow of Nathaniel Grammer. Nathaniel . . . Map (db m94541) HM
91Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 8 — Grand Hotels
In March 1878, the lavish El Paso Hotel opened on this block. The three-storied, gas-lit, first class hotel featured a telephone and billiard room. It quickly became the major gathering place for city leaders, businessmen, visitors, actors and . . . Map (db m52275) HM
92Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2250 — Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144
Organized in 1880, this fraternal organization was an active force in Fort Worth's black community during the early years of the twentieth century. Associated with a national order that had been chartered in 1843, the local lodge supported seminars . . . Map (db m53419) HM
93Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2266 — Greater Saint James Baptist Church
Founded in 1895 by the Rev. J. Francis Robinson and members of Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, St. James Baptist Church, first met in the local Y.M.C.A. building. Construction of this building began in 1913, and services were held in the basement until . . . Map (db m193979) HM
94Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2394 — Harrison Cemetery
When first used, this one-acre cemetery belonged to Tarrant County pioneer D.C. Harrison. The earliest known grave is that of Mary E. Harrison (1864-71). Several early settlers used this site, including R.A. Randol (1850-1922), the operator of . . . Map (db m76641) HM
95Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2431 — Hell's Half Acre
A notorious red light district known as Hell's Half Acre developed in this section of Fort Worth after the arrival of the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1876 launched a local economic boom. Fort Worth was soon the favorite destination for hundreds of . . . Map (db m52502) HM
96Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2457 — Herbert M. Hinckley(1897 - 1938)
Engineering innovator who designed this dome for 1936 Texas Centennial. Staked reputation on plan (which uses a unique way of connecting radial arches at peak) despite doubts of many experts. Also designed nearby tower, buildings in major cities, . . . Map (db m38758) HM
97Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — Historical Sketch of Greater St. James Baptist Church
Greater St. James Missionary Baptist Church was organized in 1895 by Reverend J. Francis Robinson with thirty members. Following Reverend Robinson as pastors were: Revs. J.A. Fisher, W.F. Lawson, J.P. Pruitt, J.B. Slaughter, W.H. Burroughs, W.M. . . . Map (db m194135) HM
98Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2497 — Hitch Cemetery
This cemetery was once part of a large farm owned by Kentucky native William Henry Hitch (1818-1893), who brought his family here from Tennessee in 1855. The oldest grave in the cemetery is that of Haden T. Hitch (1846-1858), son of William H. and . . . Map (db m192172) HM
99Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 2658 — Isham Cemetery
The Rev. W. Marion Isham (1831-1904) and his family came to Tarrant County from Georgia about 1870. Soon after arriving in the area Isham donated a one-acre plot of land to be used for a community cemetery. The oldest remaining legible grave marker . . . Map (db m76640) HM
100Texas (Tarrant County), Fort Worth — 17 — JFK
On the evening of November 21, 1963, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy arrived in Fort Worth to spend the night at the Hotel Texas. Early the next morning, President Kennedy made an unscheduled outdoor appearance and surprised a crowd that had . . . Map (db m52499) HM

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Jun. 29, 2022