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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dallas County, Texas

Clickable Map of Dallas 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> Dallas County, TX (376) Collin County, TX (169) Denton County, TX (95) Ellis County, TX (102) Kaufman County, TX (93) Rockwall County, TX (11) Tarrant County, TX (273)  DallasCounty(376) Dallas County (376)  CollinCounty(169) Collin County (169)  DentonCounty(95) Denton County (95)  EllisCounty(102) Ellis County (102)  KaufmanCounty(93) Kaufman County (93)  RockwallCounty(11) Rockwall County (11)  TarrantCounty(273) Tarrant County (273)
Dallas is the county seat for Dallas County
Adjacent to Dallas County, Texas
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Central 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
5 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Original Town — 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
6 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Original Town — 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
7 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Original Town — 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
8 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Original Town — 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
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9 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Original Town — 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
10 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, Southwest 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
11 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, West 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
12 Texas, Dallas County, Carrollton, West 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
13 Texas, 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
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, 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
16 Texas, 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
17 Texas, 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
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18 Texas, 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)
19 Texas, 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)
20 Texas, 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
21 Texas, 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
22 Texas, 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
23 Texas, 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
24 Texas, 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
25 Texas, 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
26 Texas, 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
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27 Texas, 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
28 Texas, 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
29 Texas, 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
30 Texas, 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)
31 Texas, 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)
32 Texas, 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)
33 Texas, 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
34 Texas, 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
35 Texas, 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
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36 Texas, 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
37 Texas, 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
38 Texas, 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
39 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6667 — Dallas County Criminal Courts Building
This site was purchased by Dallas County in 1913 for a new jail and courts building. Designed by local architect H. A. Overbeck (1861-1942), the steel-framed building, finished in 1915 at a cost of $585,982, is clad with granite, terra cotta, and . . . Map (db m219767) HM
40 Texas, 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
41 Texas, 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
42 Texas, 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
43 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 18581 — Hamilton Park Community
Located ten miles north of downtown Dallas, the African American community of Hamilton Park began as the White Rock Farming Settlement. In the 1940s and 1950s, racial violence in the South Dallas community of Queen City and the discriminatory . . . Map (db m104246) HM
44 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 11841 — John Shelby Wisdom(October 1855-March 7, 1931)
Born into a large family in Tennessee, John Shelby Wisdom moved with his family to a farm near Mulberry, Arkansas, when he was very young. He moved to Texas as a teenager and found work in ranching and cattle driving. Years later, he met a . . . Map (db m154005) HM
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45 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6753 — Kleberg
The town of Kleberg began in 1850 on the land grant of Robert Justus Kleberg (1803 - 1888), veteran of the Republic of Texas Army and a participant in the Battle of San Jacinto. Originally a stage stop where two wagon trails crossed, Kleberg grew . . . Map (db m155736) HM
46 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 12983 — Love Field
Believing the city’s success was linked to its transportation system, Dallas leaders made early efforts to secure a future within the burgeoning field of aviation. Oak Cliff resident Frank McCarroll made his first flight in 1903. In 1910, he and the . . . Map (db m97766) HM
47 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — Love Field Airman Memorial
Love — Field Named in honor of Moss Lee Love First Lieutenant United States Cavalry Virginia 1879          1913 2nd Lieut. Arthur Anthony Sego, Jr. A.S.A., R.M.A. Born 1894 — Died 1918 2nd Lieut. John Maxwell . . . Map (db m97713) WM
48 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6805 — Oath of Office of President Johnson
Near this point on November 22, 1963, Vice-President Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office as 36th President of the United States. He is the first Texan to hold the office of President. The ceremony was held in the central compartment of . . . Map (db m97767) HM
49 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6822 — Pleasant Mound Cemetery
At the intersection of two well-traveled pioneer roads, now Buckner Blvd. and Scyene Rd., this cemetery serves as a reflection of the heritage of this area. Burials took place on the property as early as 1869, but the first marked grave, that of . . . Map (db m158736) HM
50 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6836 — Reichenstein Home
Dallas native Jacob Reichenstein (1881 - 1950) became a leader in the city's retail lumber trade. Beginning as a clerk with Cowser and Company in 1902, he was made a partner and general manager in 1915 and president of the company three years . . . Map (db m152389) HM
51 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6846 — Reinhardt Elementary School
Reinhardt Elementary School traces its history to the 1880s, when a small frame schoolhouse was built on the farm of John Chenault to serve children of early settlers in this vicinity. After the Santa Fe Railroad built a line through the area and . . . Map (db m151491) HM
52 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6853 — Rylie Cemetery
In 1878, John Armstrong Rylie donated land at this site for use as a school by settlers of this part of southeast Dallas County. The property came into service as a cemetery with the burial of Redden Allumbaugh in 1889. Since that time, more than . . . Map (db m155784) HM
53 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6854 — Rylie Prairie
Named for the family of James and Mary Rylie, who came to Texas from Illinois about 1846, Rylie Prairie was a thriving community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A post office opened in 1883, and in 1884 streets were platted near the . . . Map (db m155740) HM
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54 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6813 — Site of Peacock Military Academy
The original Peacock Military Academy was founded in 1894 in San Antonio by Wesley Peacock, a well-known educator and child psychologist. In 1930 Peacock opened a north Texas branch of the school at this site to provide military, academic, and . . . Map (db m158704) HM
55 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6894 — Texas’ First Airmail and Passenger Service
Love Field witnessed two “firsts” in Texas aviation history. National Air Transport (later became United Air Lines) on May 12, 1926, inaugurated first airmail service in Texas, and on Sept. 1, 1927, flew the first passengers and express. . . . Map (db m97765) HM
56 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6901 — Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery
This cemetery represents the last remaining physical reminder of the community of people who worked and lived on a vast commercial farm here known as the Dallas County Trinity Farms from about 1915 to 1946. The farm covered about 3,000 acres of . . . Map (db m152235) HM
57 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6905 — Turtle Creek Pump Station
Constructed in 1909 as a 15 million gallons per day primary pumping station for the city water supply, this brick industrial building was designed by Dallas architect C. A. Gill. Its location on high ground afforded protection from floods that had . . . Map (db m148943) HM
58 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6727 — W. W. Glover Cemetery
Early Dallas County settler George W. Glover acquired this land in 1844. The property was first used as a cemetery for the interment of five-year old Sarah Beeman who died on Mar. 22, 1857. In 1872 Glover deeded the property to his son William . . . Map (db m158727) HM
59 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 13064 — White Rock Dam, Reservoir and Park
Early Dallas residents relied on natural springs, Artesian Wells and the Trinity River for their water. By the early 1900s, these sources began to prove inadequate for the growing city. In 1909, under Mayor Stephen J. Hay, the city began acquiring . . . Map (db m151483) HM
60 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas — 6923 — Woodrow Wilson High School
Built in 1927-28 to serve the growing student population in east Dallas, this was the seventh high school in the city. An important example of the period revivals which characterized architecture of the 1920s, this structure reflects the . . . Map (db m151393) HM
61 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Buckner Terrace / Everglade Park — 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
62 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 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
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63 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 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
64 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 22429 — Greater El Bethel Missionary Baptist Church
Following Emancipation, formerly enslaved people often formed their own communities, schools and churches. Within these communities, churches acted as vital spiritual, cultural, economic and social resources for African Americans. In Oak Cliff's . . . Map (db m211932) HM
65 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 6762 — Lisbon Cemetery
In 1870 Samuel Sloan (1811-92) and E. A. Gracey (1837 - 1915) donated five acres of land near the center of the pioneer town of Lisbon, now part of Dallas, as a church and cemetery site. The oldest known grave is that of James J. Dowd, who died . . . Map (db m162174) HM
66 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 6801 — Oak Cliff Cemetery
Kentucky native William S. Beaty came to Texas during its early days as a Republic and received a grant of 640 acres of land. He and his brother, Josiah, who arrived in 1836, settled along the Trinity River in what is now Dallas County. The . . . Map (db m153615) HM
67 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 16725 — Overton Cemetery
The Overton Cemetery is located near the site of William Perry Overton's home, built in 1853-54, on land originally a portion of the Dugold MacFarland survey No. 985 of 1280 acres. MacFarland received the bounty land from the Republic of Texas for . . . Map (db m162127) HM
68 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedar Crest — 18318 — Tenth Street Historic District Freedman's Town
The first African Americans to live in Oak Cliff were slaves, brought here by settlers such as William H. Hord in 1845 to work the land. The neighborhood that grew here became known as the Tenth Street District. An important African American enclave . . . Map (db m98058) HM
69 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 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
70 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 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
71 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 6719 — General Richard M. Gano House Reported missing
J. T. Morehead built this dogtrot cabin near Grapevine in Tarrant County in 1854. Later two rooms and a loft were added and the logs covered with siding. In 1857 the property was sold to R. M. Gano (1830 - 1913), a doctor, minister, and Confederate . . . Map (db m165563) HM
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72 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 6787 — Miller Log Cabin
Built 1847 of cedar logs hewn by hand adzes, pegged in place and caulked with clay. Floored with hand-hewn cedar boards. Chimney stones were quarried near Mountain Creek. First Texas home of Wm. B. Miller (1807 - 1899), who built ante-bellum . . . Map (db m165200) HM
73 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 6788 — Millermore
William Brown Miller (1807 - 1899) moved from Missouri to Texas in 1847 with his family. In 1855-62 he built this house on his farm east of Dallas. His twelfth child, Minerva (1865 - 1960), inherited the house and named it Millermore. Her husband, . . . Map (db m165331) HM
74 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 6808 — Old City Park
Indian tribes were once attracted to this park site by a series of natural springs, which became known as Browder Springs after Edward C. Browder (1825 - 1875) acquired the property in 1845. The springs figured in legislation which made Dallas the . . . Map (db m164944) HM
75 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cedars — 21 — Votes for WomenRoad to the 19th Amendment — National Votes for Women Trail —
Nona Mahoney, Dallas Suffrage leader, gained Rep. Barry Miller's support of suffrage by obtaining 10,000 women's signatures on 1918 petitionMap (db m224029) HM
76 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Cityplace — 14628 — North Dallas High School
The city's fifth high school opened in 1922 on the far north edge of Dallas. At the time, there were three high schools for Caucasian students (Bryan Street, Oak Cliff and Forest) and one for African Americans (Booker T. Washington). The school . . . Map (db m148928) HM
77 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
78 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
79 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
80 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
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81 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
82 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
83 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
84 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
85 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
86 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
87 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
88 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
89 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
90 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
91 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
92 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
93 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
94 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
95 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 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
96 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 6734 — Higginbotham-Bailey Building
Designed by the noted Dallas architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this building was constructed to house the dry goods manufacturing and distributing business of the Higginbotham - Bailey - Logan Co. (known as Higginbotham - Bailey after . . . Map (db m157826) HM
97 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 6735 — Higginbotham-Pearlstone Building
Constructed in 1909, this building was first occupied in 1910 by the Hobson Electric company. The warehouse was next leased to the Maroney Hardware Company, which was bought in 1926 by Rufus W. Higginbotham and Hyman Pearlstone, owners of the . . . Map (db m166665) HM
98 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 6739 — Hilton Hotel
Designed by the architectural firm of Lang and Witchell, this hotel was built in 1925 for Conrad Hilton, and was the first to bear the Hilton name. The hotel advertised comfortable guest rooms and superior service at moderate prices. The . . . Map (db m138148) HM
99 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 6835 — James K. Polk Record(Oct. 29, 1834 - Jan. 16, 1872)
Educated in Tennessee as a lawyer, J. K. P. Record became the District Attorney for Dallas in 1860. He left that office to serve in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, but returned here after the conflict. In 1866 he became a state senator . . . Map (db m159805) HM
100 Texas, Dallas County, Dallas, Dallas Downtown Historic District — 11834 — James Martin Patterson(1812 - 1906)
Kentucky native James Martin Patterson arrived in Dallas in 1846. Patterson and John W. Smith opened one of the first stores in Dallas using their pooled resources of $700. They built a flatboat and attempted to ship cotton down the Trinity River . . . Map (db m159717) HM

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