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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Denton County, Texas

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Denton is the county seat for Denton County
Adjacent to Denton County, Texas
      Collin County (171)  
      Cooke County (28)  
      Dallas County (381)  
      Grayson County (96)  
      Tarrant County (314)  
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1 Texas, Denton County, Argyle — 2241 — Graham Argyle Cemetery
This burial ground served the farming community of Graham which grew up here after the Civil War. First known interment was that of an infant, George Isbell, on December 10, 1865. An adjacent structure housed a school and Graham Baptist Church. . . . Map (db m184647) HM
2 Texas, 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
3 Texas, 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
4 Texas, 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
5 Texas, Denton County, Aubrey — 14877 — First Christian Church of Aubrey
Early Disciples of Christ in this area met as part of a union church in the Spring Hill community, where several denominations held services under a brush arbor and in a local schoolhouse. In October 1894, the Disciples established this Christian . . . Map (db m191460) HM
6 Texas, Denton County, Aubrey — 12534 — Green Valley Schools
Fertile farmland and plentiful timber attracted settlers to this part of Denton County about 1870. The community that developed originally was called Toll Town because of two roads that intersected at this point. Schoolteacher Henry Clay Wilmoth . . . Map (db m191463) HM
7 Texas, Denton County, Aubrey — 3644 — Oak Grove Methodist Church
Organized 1880, with worship services and Sunday school held under trees and a brush arbor. Structure built 1881, by A.B. Harris. Six-acre site, including nearby cemetery, was donated by the Rev. William E. Bates (1812-83), retired circuit rider and . . . Map (db m200133) HM
8 Texas, 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
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9 Texas, Denton County, Bartonville — 18359 — Bartonville
The town of Bartonville grew out of early post-Texas Revolution settlements in Denton County. Denton Creek, which split into the Loving Branch and the Sharps Branch, provided fresh water to the town. Early subsistence farmers found fertile sandy . . . Map (db m192096) HM
10 Texas, Denton County, Bolivar — 11843 — Bolivar Cemetery
The town of Bolivar was laid out by Dr. Hiram Daily in 1852 with a burial plot on high ground nearby. Though the site had probably been used as a burial ground for many years, the earliest marked grave is that of 4-month-old Zolly Cofer Waide, who . . . Map (db m194006) HM
11 Texas, Denton County, Bolivar — 6957 — Townsite of Bolivar
Named indirectly for Simon Bolivar, South American statesman, general and patriot. It might have been called "New Prospect," but for a mug of rum. When town was founded in 1852, a man who had settled here from Bolivar, Tenn., wanted to name the . . . Map (db m194005) HM
12 Texas, 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
13 Texas, Denton County, Carrollton — 2085 — Furneaux Cemetery
William Furneaux, a native of England, came to Texas in 1857 and married Fanny Jackson (d. 1917), whose family had come to Texas in 1848 as part of the Peters Colony. This cemetery was established in 1884, when Furneaux died and was buried on a . . . Map (db m183279) HM
14 Texas, 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
15 Texas, Denton County, Corinth — 18510 — 1848 Denton County Seat
Originally part of the Republic of Texas’ Fannin County, Denton County was established in 1846, when the first legislature of the State of Texas created and organized thirty-one new counties. Efforts to colonize the area eventually resulted in . . . Map (db m191870) HM
16 Texas, 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
17 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Bayless-Selby House MuseumDenton County Historic Landmark
Samuel A. Bayless and his wife, Mary, came to Denton from Monroe County, Tennessee. In 1884, he purchased a two-room farmhouse, the one-story part of the museum. Later, they built a two story Victorian Queen Anne-style addition. Samuel died in . . . Map (db m178758) HM
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18 Texas, 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
19 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 15950 — Campus Theatre
The Campus Theatre was built in 1949 by Interstate Theatres and served as one of three cinemas owned by the company in Denton until its final use as a cinematic theater in 1985. Original manager J.P. Harrison was well- known for both his . . . Map (db m220241) HM
20 Texas, 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
21 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 17246 — Cooper Creek Baptist Church
As early as 1872 Baptists in the Cooper Creek Community met for church in a building located close to the current structure. In 1916, L.F. "Tom" Collins donated land to the church to build a new sanctuary, which was completed the following year. . . . Map (db m184581) HM
22 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 17150 — Cooper Creek Cemetery
This burial ground is one of the last remaining remnants of a small rural community that dates back to before the Civil War. Settlers, including the Farris and Skaggs families, came to northeast Denton County in the 1860s. Like many rural areas, . . . Map (db m184545) HM
23 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 17135 — Cooper Creek School
Although the Cooper Creek community was formally established in 1872, families began to settle the area before the Civil War. A land deed from that period set aside a portion of this property for the creation of a church, cemetery, and a school. . . . Map (db m184580) HM
24 Texas, Denton County, Denton — County Line Road Bridge at Denton Creek
County Line Road Bridge was installed in 1940 over Denton Creek on the Denton-Wise county line to give a number of communities access to the newly improved and gravel-paved section of Texas Highway 24, now US 380, between Denton and Decatur. The . . . Map (db m178648) HM
25 Texas, 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
26 Texas, 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
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27 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Denton County War Memorial
Denton County proudly honors all those who have given for their nation in a time of war serving in The Spanish-American War • World War I • World War II • The Korean War • The Vietnam War • The Persian Gulf WarMap (db m108516) WM
28 Texas, 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
29 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Donald Road Bridge At South Hickory CreekDenton County Historic Landmark
This 1903 bridge crossed South Hickory Creek at Donald Road in northwest Denton County. Possibly manufactured by the George E. King Bridge Co., this 59-foot modified single-panel Warren truss steel bridge is a fine example of surviving pony truss . . . Map (db m178872) HM
30 Texas, 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
31 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 18839 — Evers House
Located on a prominent hilltop and street, in a neighborhood known as Silk Stocking Row, this house was built for Robert Henry Evers (1859-1936) and Mary Euphemia (Taylor) Evers (1861-1941). They married in Texarkana in 1882 and lived in Paris, . . . Map (db m203496) HM
32 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 11844 — First Baptist Church of Denton
Twelve men and women met in 1858 in the log cabin Denton County Courthouse to organize the Union Baptist Church. In its first decade, the church doubled its membership. By 1876 the congregation had been renamed the Denton Baptist Church. About . . . Map (db m178706) HM
33 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 11845 — First Christian Church of Denton
This congregation, established in 1868 and led by Elder Terrell Jasper, initially met in the local Masonic Hall until a frame church building was erected in 1876. A state charter was issued to First Christian Church of Denton in 1902. By 1904 a . . . Map (db m178709) HM
34 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 1752 — First Methodist Church of Denton
The Rev. William E. Bates organized the First Methodist Church of Denton in 1857, the same year the town of Denton was formed. Services were conducted in the log courthouse until the Masonic lodge of Denton constructed a 2-story building in 1859. . . . Map (db m178761) HM
35 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 6964 — First University Building
On this site in 1891, the city of Denton erected a building to be leased to President Joshua C. Chilton, for the use of the privately owned Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute, which he had opened the year before in a business . . . Map (db m178742) HM
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36 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Gregory Road Bridge at Duck CreekDenton County Historic Landmark
Built c. 1923, this one-lane bridge crossed Duck Creek at Gregory Road serving Gregory, Lois, Pollard and Hoehn Roads in northern Denton County, south of Cooke County line. This 52-foot-long steel bridge is a three-panel Warren pony truss. It may . . . Map (db m178875) HM
37 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 2496 — Historical Building
Built in 1912-13 to serve as a library and gymnasium, this is the oldest remaining building on the North Texas campus. It became known as the Historical Building in 1925, when history professor Joseph Lyman Kingsbury (1880-1949) began a museum . . . Map (db m178743) HM
38 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 2611 — I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Denton Lodge No. 82 of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) was chartered in 1859 by a number of the area's most prominent settlers, including John S. Chisum of the Chisum Trail fame. That year I.O.O.F. charter member and Denton . . . Map (db m178650) HM
39 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 2618 — Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
This church began as a mission of the Dallas Diocese about 1890; the Rev. F. X. Meilinger served as mission priest. The congregation held services on the second floor of a local barn until a church building was erected in 1893-94. A Catholic . . . Map (db m178649) HM
40 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 17263 — James Newton and Eva Tabor Rayzor House
James Newton Rayzor was born December 10, 1858 in Lockport, Kentucky. He immigrated to Texas in the fall of 1866 with his family and settled in Collin County. In 1871, the family moved to Cooke County where Rayzor later taught school at Prairie . . . Map (db m178608) HM
41 Texas, 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
42 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 18358 — Lipscomb-Doggett House
The Lipscomb-Doggett House was built by Dr. Priestly Lipscomb (1869-1942) and wife, Molly Binyon (1871-1942). The couple contracted the one-story frame house from J.C. Thornton in 1895. Built on bustling West Oak Street, the Victorian Folk cottage . . . Map (db m178751) HM
43 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 13907 — Martin-Russell House
This prominent residence was built in 1925-27 at a cost of $30,000 for Dr. M.L. Martin (1869-1941) and his wife, Ailsey (Forester) Martin (1890-1968). Ailsey grew up on the nearby Forester Ranch (established 1852) and received one-third of the . . . Map (db m178558) HM
44 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 18508 — Mounts House
Robert Noble Mounts (1863-1922) and Nannie Lee (Christal) Mounts (1870-1942) built this home in 1898. The Mounts family came to Denton County in the 1850s from Virginia. In 1857, Robert Mounts’ father, W.H. Mounts, relocated his mercantile . . . Map (db m178442) HM
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45 Texas, 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
46 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 3656 — Oakwood Cemetery
This cemetery was established soon after Denton was settled as the new seat of government for Denton County in 1857. Land for the community burial ground was donated by pioneer settler Hiram Cisco, who had earlier conveyed property for the . . . Map (db m178864) HM
47 Texas, 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
48 Texas, 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
49 Texas, 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
50 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Our Confederate Soldiers Reported permanently removed
(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
51 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 16681 — Quakertown
In the early 1880s, Quakertown emerged as a thriving African American community in the heart of Denton. Quakertown flourished through 1920, its growth due in part to its location near the city square and the opportunities it provided African . . . Map (db m178459) HM
52 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Quakertown HouseDenton County Historic Landmark
Built in 1904 by H. F. Davidson at 607 Bell Ave. in the African American community of Quakertown, this house was purchased by C. Ross Hembry in 1919. He sold the land to the City of Denton for $2,700 in 1922 and moved the structure to 1113 E. . . . Map (db m178760) HM
53 Texas, Denton County, Denton — Rector Road Bridge at Guyer High SchoolDenton County Historic Landmark
This iron bridge, named to the National Register of Historic Places in January 2004, was built in 1907-08 by the Austin Bros. Bridge Co. of Dallas. It was located 2.5 miles SE of Sanger on Rector Road at Clear Creek. Citizens of the Sanger area . . . Map (db m178991) HM
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54 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 4442 — Saint James African Methodist Episcopal Church
In 1875 a group of black pioneers from the White Rock Community in Dallas moved to Denton County and named their settlement Freedman Town. Worship services, prayer groups, and Bible meetings were held in private homes. A minister among them, the . . . Map (db m178865) HM
55 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 4617 — Scripture-Deavenport House
The original part of this house was built in 1885-86 for local grocer Robert C. Scripture and his wife Annie (Brown). It was later owned by Robert Hann, a merchant and civic leader. Constructed as a Victorian residence, it was remodeled and . . . Map (db m178609) HM
56 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 18509 — Simmons-Maxwell House
This Arts and Crafts Mission Style home was built in 1915 by prominent civic leader, James W. Simmons, and his wife, Susan S. Gregg, granddaughter of Darius Gregg, Denton County pioneer and founder of Gregg Ranch. Reminiscent of the Greggs' . . . Map (db m178748) HM
57 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 6966 — Site of Lacy Hotel
Charles Christian Lacy (1816 - 70) moved with wife Sarah (Brown) from Kentucky to Texas, 1854; platted Denton townsite, 1855; had what is thought to have been city's first hotel, existent 1858-82, at this site. Before he gained fame as bandit, Sam . . . Map (db m178765) HM
58 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 13563 — St. Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church
St. Emmanuel began as the Second Baptist Church of Quakertown, an African American community within present Denton that existed from the mid-1880s until 1922. That year, the city held a bond election to buy all the community property to convert to . . . Map (db m178869) HM
59 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 16743 — Texas Agricultural Experiment Station No. 6
During Denton County’s early years, farming and ranching were the traditional pursuits. When the railroads entered the county, subsistence farming gave way to farming that yielded money-making crops that could be shipped to various markets. In . . . Map (db m203493) HM
60 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 5265 — Texas Normal College
At this site, on the second floor of a hardware store, 70 students enrolled for the first session of Texas Normal College and Teacher Training Institute, September 16, 1890. The students included 28 Creeks from Indian territory. The city of Denton . . . Map (db m178763) HM
61 Texas, 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
62 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 5333 — The First Building of Texas Woman's University
The Girls Industrial Institute and College of Texas was created in 1901. Fourteen cities offered sites. Denton was chosen February 5, 1902. The cornerstone of this building, the first on the campus, was laid on January 10, 1903. The architecture . . . Map (db m178877) HM
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63 Texas, Denton County, Denton — The Sherman Building101-103 North Elm
Situated on the last of the public square lots sold in January 1857, the Sherman Building rises from the rubble to commemorate the site's prominent history as the place from which "The Great Fire of 1860" originated. After Mr. J.M. Smoot's store . . . Map (db m178766) HM
64 Texas, Denton County, Denton — 5610 — University Gardens Texas Woman's University
The original Rock Garden and native botanical area at this site was established in the 1930s by the Exterior Beautification Committee of Texas State College for Women, now Texas Woman's University. Members of the committee were Willie Isabella . . . Map (db m178861) HM
65 Texas, Denton County, Flower Mound — 1926 — Flower Mound
Settlers of the Peters Colony named this smooth, dome-shaped hill for the abundant wild flowers that grow on it. Rising fifty feet above the surrounding prairie, Flower Mound, long has been a point of interest in the area. According to local . . . Map (db m192489) HM
66 Texas, Denton County, Flower Mound — 1927 — Flower Mound Presbyterian Church
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67 Texas, 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
68 Texas, Denton County, Justin — 1331 — Eakins Cemetery(ca. 1 mile west)
Noah (1810-1868) and Susan (1816-1878) Eakins and their family came to this part of Denton County from Kentucky in 1855. This cemetery was established on their land about 1855-58 when a neighbor, Angelina Rayburn, was fatally burned while cooking . . . Map (db m184649) HM
69 Texas, 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
70 Texas, Denton County, Krum — 18834 — City of Krum
Located in west-central Denton County, the city of Krum began as a pioneer settlement, known as the Jackson community, near present-day Krum Jackson Cemetery in 1876. Soon, the families decided to establish a school. Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Barrett and . . . Map (db m195819) HM
71 Texas, Denton County, Krum — 2279 — Gregg Ranch
Darius Gregg (1804-70), who came to Texas from Tennessee in 1827, and fought in the Texas War for Independence, accumulated about 20,000 acres in this area in the early 1850s. Gregg, a surveyor and Houston realtor, spent several summers here . . . Map (db m193960) HM
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72 Texas, 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
73 Texas, Denton County, Lake Dallas — 12514 — Swisher Cemetery
Reflecting the earliest years of Anglo settlement in this part of north central Texas, the Swisher Cemetery began on land granted to H. H. Swisher for his service in the Texas War for Independence from Mexico. The oldest burial in the cemetery, . . . Map (db m183200) HM
74 Texas, 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
75 Texas, Denton County, Lewisville — 12323 — Lane Chapel C.M.E. Church
Anthony Hembry and six charter members, all former slaves, organized Lewisville Colored Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church in 1882. Lewisville had the largest African American population in Denton County and this church, called Lane Chapel after . . . Map (db m184232) HM
76 Texas, Denton County, Lewisville — 3080 — Lewisville Prehistoric Site(1.5 Miles Southeast)
During the construction of Lewisville Dam in 1950, a number of aboriginal artifacts were unearthed; archeologists conducted several excavations (1952-57) before the waters of Garza-Little Elm Reservoir covered the site. The excavations revealed 21 . . . Map (db m194718) HM
77 Texas, 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
78 Texas, 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
79 Texas, 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
80 Texas, Denton County, Little Elm — 13569 — Button Memorial United Methodist Church
The Rev. William E. Bates, a native of Virginia, established the Methodist congregation at Little Elm in 1853. Members shared a meetinghouse with other denominations at John House Springs and in 1916 built their own facility. In the 1950s, the . . . Map (db m183373) HM
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81 Texas, Denton County, Pilot Point — 17216 — Belew Cemetery
Around 1856, Richard (Dick) Aaron Belew (1820-1900) and Mary Jane Belew (1822-1902), their five children and 39 other families came together by wagon from Tennessee to Denton County. They stopped on a hill in the area later known as the Belew . . . Map (db m183758) HM
82 Texas, Denton County, Pilot Point — 890 — City of Pilot Point
Attracted by fertile land and abundant water and game, pioneers began to settle at this site near the edge of the Crosstimber region in the late 1840s. The village, first known as Pilot's Point, was named for a high point of timber that served . . . Map (db m183675) HM
83 Texas, Denton County, Pilot Point — 4021 — Pilot Point Church of Christ
This congregation organized about 1865, twenty years after members of the Peters Colony began settling here. In 1874 the church deacons purchased land at this site from George W. and Alice B. Merchant. A one-room frame chapel was constructed here . . . Map (db m183761) HM
84 Texas, Denton County, Pilot Point — 4022 — Pilot Point Post-Signal
First published as the "Pilot Point Post," this newspaper was established in 1878 by David J. Moffitt (1848-1917) and James T. Jones (1845-1915). In its early years, "The Post" supported the Democratic party and local commerce and opposed the . . . Map (db m183674) HM
85 Texas, Denton County, Pilot Point — 13908 — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church has provided for the spiritual needs of residents in this region since the late nineteenth century. Before that time, Catholics in the town of Pilot Point, organized in 1854, had no nearby place of worship. Early . . . Map (db m218334) HM
86 Texas, 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
87 Texas, Denton County, Sanger — 18697 — Chisholm Trail in Denton County
The Chisholm Trail was a significant route for cattle drives in the late 1800s that traveled the entire length of Denton County and played a major role in the agricultural development of the county. Following the Civil War, veterans returned home . . . Map (db m194002) HM
88 Texas, Denton County, Sanger — 1944 — Forester Ranch
William S. Forester brought his family to Denton County from Tennessee in the early 1850s, and established a ranch about 1852. He was assisted in his ranching operation by his sons, one of whom, Sol, was killed by Indians at the age of sixteen . . . Map (db m194004) HM
89 Texas, Denton County, Sanger — 15774 — Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
In 1909, area African Americans organized Galilee Missionary Baptist Church approx. 2.5 miles south of Sanger on the farm of John W. and Eliza McCarty. The McCartys had purchased the 750-acre farm in 1900. The congregation moved to Sanger in 1910 . . . Map (db m188369) HM
90 Texas, Denton County, Sanger — 4568 — Sanger Presbyterian Church
Founded 1896, in 1902 built this structure on land given by Jack R. Sullivan, a Baptist. With town's best auditorium, this became site of school and civic programs; elocution and music were taught here. Community bought building when congregation . . . Map (db m192652) HM
91 Texas, Denton County, The Colony — Belz Road Bridge at Duck CreekDenton County Historic Landmark
Belz Road Bridge is a four-panel Warren pony truss steel bridge erected in the early 1900s. It crossed Duck Creek in northwestern Denton County on land purchased by Josh B. Nance in 1898. Belz Road was named for the Alfred and Bertha Belz family . . . Map (db m191886) HM
92 Texas, Denton County, The Colony — 508 — Bridges Cemetery
Bridges settlement, named for the W. A. Bridges family and reportedly the oldest in Denton County, began in 1843 and was a center of activity of the Peters Colony. This cemetery, on land granted to Bridges in 1850, dates to 1855, although illegible . . . Map (db m212316) HM
93 Texas, Denton County, The Colony — 5351 — The Hedgcoxe War
Distribution of land in the Peters Colony of North Texas triggered a dispute known as the Hedgcoxe War. The Texas Emigration & Land Co. organized the colony under an 1841 Republic of Texas law which allowed it to keep one-half of a settler's . . . Map (db m184815) HM
94 Texas, Denton County, Westlake — 4285 — Roanoke I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Although few records exist of the Roanoke I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Oddfellows) Lodge No. 421, it is known that lodge members purchased land at this site in 1897 for use as a burial ground. Consisting of approximately five and one-half acres, . . . Map (db m184583) HM
95 Texas, 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
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Sep. 25, 2023