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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tarrant County, Texas

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Fort Worth is the county seat for Tarrant County
Adjacent to Tarrant County, Texas
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1 Texas, 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
2 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 15722 — Andrew Hayter
Reverend Andrew Shannon Hayter (1818-1900) was one of the earliest settlers in this area, and is considered by many to be the "Father of Arlington." A native of Tennessee, Hayter left Alabama with his family in late 1850 and arrived in Texas shortly . . . Map (db m225014) HM
3 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
4 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
5 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
6 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
7 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
8 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 13792 — 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
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9 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
10 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 12204 — Douglass-Potts House
Built in 1907 by local contractor Joe O. Crawley, this was the home of city marshall (later chief of police) Wilson M. ("Bud") Douglass and his wife Clara (Ramsey). The cottage was constructed on land formerly owned by Clara's father, Arlington . . . Map (db m225026) HM
11 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 13102 — Emmanuel Church of God in Christ
In the heart of Arlington's historic African American community, "The Hill," local residents came together as early as 1895 to form a community church at this site. Known at different times as the Church of God in Christ, Emmanuel Church of God in . . . Map (db m225010) HM
12 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 1609 — First Baptist Church of Arlington
In the 1870s this church was organized at Johnson Station, an early Tarrant County settlement and stagecoach stop. In 1876 the Texas and Pacific Railroad built a line through the area and founded Arlington. The church and other institutions moved to . . . Map (db m225015) HM
13 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 1881 — First United Methodist Church of Arlington
This congregation was established soon after the Texas and Pacific Railroad line was laid through Arlington. In 1877 the Rev. J.T.L. Annis was appointed pastor of the Arlington circuit, which served several area communities, including Arlington. . . . Map (db m225012) HM
14 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
15 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 2601 — Hutcheson-Smith Home
Built about 1896, this residence reflects influences of the Queen Anne style, including gingerbread trim. It is located on land owned in the 1890s by I.L. Hutcheson, a pioneer merchant of the Arlington area, and his son William Thomas Hutcheson, who . . . Map (db m225025) HM
16 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 16423 — John A. Kooken Elementary School
Arlington's North Side School opened in 1907 at the corner of Sanford and Center streets. Grades one through seven attended the new school. The building was destroyed by fire in 1909, and students met temporarily in a building on the property and in . . . Map (db m225011) HM
17 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 2851 — Jopling-Melear Log Cabin
George Washington Jopling (1833-1903) erected this log cabin in 1863 in the Johnson Station Community for his wife Catherine (Thomas) (1837-1882) and their large family. A farmer, cattleman, and cotton gin owner, Jopling also served as a community . . . Map (db m225017) HM
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18 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 12210 — Mount Olive Baptist Church
A small group of African American Tarrant County residents, led by the Rev. Mr. Squires, organized Mount Olive Baptist Church in the summer of 1897. Originally located on Indiana Street, the church moved to a new white brick sanctuary at 415 N. West . . . Map (db m225008) HM
19 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 3609 — North Side School
After Arlington's North Side School at 433 North Center burned in 1909, this board and batten structure was built on the school grounds. Two grades met here for one term until a new brick building was erected. Contractor Joseph Crawley, who built . . . Map (db m225021) HM
20 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 3901 — P.A. Watson Log House
After his wife Margaret Ann (Armstrong) died, Patrick Alfred Watson (1810-1894) built this dwelling in 1855 near present Arlington for their six children. In 1858 he married Margaret's niece Mary Jane Donaldson and they had six children. A surveyor, . . . Map (db m225022) HM
21 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central 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
22 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Central Arlington — 13697 — The Hill
A roughly five-block area of Arlington known as "The Hill" was the only addition specifically set aside for the city's African American residents. In the 1890s, the community began developing on land that once belonged to Martin V. and Rebecca A. . . . Map (db m225009) HM
23 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, East 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
24 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, East 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
25 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, East 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
26 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North Arlington — End of Battle of Village CreekDeath of Captain John B. Denton
On May 24, 1841, Captain John B. Denton, an aide to General Edward Tarrant, was killed by Indians who were waiting in ambush in the thickets surrounding Village Creek near its junction with the Trinity River just west of this marker. Ignoring the . . . Map (db m233283) HM
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27 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North 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
28 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North Arlington — 20185 — 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 m201876) HM
29 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North 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
30 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North 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
31 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, North 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
32 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, Southwest 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
33 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, West 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
34 Texas, Tarrant County, Arlington, West 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
35 Texas, 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
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36 Texas, 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
37 Texas, 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
38 Texas, 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
39 Texas, 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
40 Texas, 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
41 Texas, 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
42 Texas, Tarrant County, Bedford — Frontier Justice
Texas has become synonymous with the Wild West. From its earliest days, outlaws and thieves were as much a part of Texas legend and folklore as longhorns and cattle drives. Famous outlaws from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Jesse James and . . . Map (db m227566) HM
43 Texas, Tarrant County, Bedford — 20097 — Hurst-Euless-Bedford American Legion Post 379
The American Legion was founded in 1919 and chartered by the U.S. Congress as an organization for veterans of World War I. Membership peaked after World War II, and the American Legion remains the nation's largest wartime veterans service . . . Map (db m202731) HM
44 Texas, Tarrant County, Bedford — 4267 — Riley Cemetery
About 1856 Jonathan Riley (b. ca. 1791) brought his family to this area from Kentucky. He received this land grant in 1863. This burial ground began, legend says, when a thief was killed nearby and Riley gave permission for his burial here. Riley's . . . Map (db m227562) HM
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45 Texas, 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
46 Texas, Tarrant County, Bedford — 12333 — Site of Oak Grove Methodist Church
Named for its wooded site at the time of its founding in early 1886, Oak Grove Methodist Church was organized with 30 members and was one of five churches on the Keller circuit. A building acquired from another church was moved onto the property in . . . Map (db m227570) HM
47 Texas, Tarrant County, Bedford — 5016 — Spring Garden Community
The first permanent settler to this area was Samuel Cecil Holiday Witten of Spring Garden, Missouri, who came here in 1854. In 1865, with Milton Moore, he built a schoolhouse here which was named for his Missouri home. The building also served as a . . . Map (db m227333) HM
48 Texas, 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
49 Texas, 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
50 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Alholm/Tirk Pond
This pond is part of the 150-acre Anton Tirk Farm that was located in the southeast corners of John McCain and Pleasant Run Road. Anton "Tony" Tirk moved his family from Fort Worth to this farm in 1924 after the doctor advised his wife Frances to go . . . Map (db m228403) HM
51 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — 491 — Bransford
A post office with the name Bransford opened in this vicinity in the late 19th century. In 1889 the post office was moved to Red Rock on the route of the St. Louis, Arkansas, and Texas Railroad. Named for pioneer Felix Grundy Bransford (1828 - . . . Map (db m227508) HM
52 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Bransford Depot
From the mid 1800's until the time of Colleyville's incorporation in 1956 there existed in this area a number of "crossroads villages." Bransford was one of them. The opening of the Commerce to Ft. Worth branch of the St. Louis, Arkansas and . . . Map (db m228405) HM
53 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Colleyville's First Fire Hall
In February of 1954 the two-story home of A.G. and Mabel Benedict, located on McDonwell School Road, burned to the ground. The decision to procure a fire engine became a priority for the community of Colleyville. A local resident, Lewis White, . . . Map (db m228085) HM
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54 Texas, 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
55 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Dunn/Tirk Log Barn
One of the last log structures in the area, the log barn is a rare example of 19th-century Tarrant County architecture. This double-crib barn uses a dog-run plan, consisting of two log cribs separated by an open, roofed runway for wagons. Hay was . . . Map (db m228089) HM
56 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Felps Berry Farm
Andy Felps (1882-1964) and Fannie Cannon Felps (1885-1974) bought land to build a home on this site in 1914. The subsequent farm became the largest producer of berries in the area, earning Andy Felps the local title of "berry king." It is estimated . . . Map (db m228336) HM
57 Texas, 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
58 Texas, 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
59 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — 4053 — Pleasant Run School
Early settlers have recalled that a log school stood near this site as early as 1870. By 1877, 45 students were enrolled. In 1884, A.J. Colwell deeded two acres here to the Pleasant Run School trustees for a public school and church. In 1897 a . . . Map (db m227502) HM
60 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Site of Home of Dr. & Mrs. Lilburn H. Colley1905-1924
Colleyville is named for Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley. Dr. Colley was a beloved country doctor who served the medical needs of this area for a number of years. He was also active in various school and civic foundations. Dr. Colley was born . . . Map (db m228187) HM
61 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Texas Public School Gymnastics Program
Tony and Frances Tirk, Sokol (Czech Athletic Club) members and gymnast boosters, claim this site as the founding home of the Texas high school gymnastic programs. The Tirks purchased this farm in 1924 and hosted Sokol picnics on this site for over . . . Map (db m228088) HM
62 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — The "Rock House"The McPherson Family Farm Home
T.J. McPherson and his wife Barbara were among the last large dairy operators in Colleyville. The McPhersons brought in Holstein cows and created a modern milking operation with a filtration system. During the dairy farm period, the Rock House was . . . Map (db m228090) HM
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63 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — 401 — The Bidault House
Constructed of molded concrete blocks, this house was designed and built by French native Anthelm Bidault (1862-1951), a farmer and winemaker. Started in 1905, the house was completed six years later. Bidault's farm became noted for its orchards, . . . Map (db m227558) HM
64 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — The Bogart Dairy"Old Home Place"
On this site stood the first dairy barn owned by William Henry Bogart (1889 - 1956), an early-day Northeast Tarrant County dairy leader. The barn was built on the original 158 acre Bogart "Old Home Place" which was purchased by William H. Bogart's . . . Map (db m228087) HM
65 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — Webb House
As an example of a regional housing design prominent in the early 20th century, the Webb House was built in 1914 by John Rueben Webb. Typical of its era, this one-and-a-half story house features a gabled roof with a full-hipped roof porch on columns . . . Map (db m227510) HM
66 Texas, Tarrant County, Colleyville — 5883 — Witten Cemetery
This cemetery was established for the family of Samuel Cecil Holiday Witten (1819-91), who came to Texas in 1854. A successful landowner, he also served as a Justice of the Peace and Deputy County Surveyor. Witten first used this burial site in 1857 . . . Map (db m227332) HM
67 Texas, 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
68 Texas, 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
69 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless — Arwine CemeteryHurst Historical Landmark
Arwine Cemetery is named for Daniel Arwine, a local community pioneer. On June 23, 1879, Daniel Arwine deeded six acres for school, church, and cemetery purposes. At the time of his donation, there was no church, school, or cemetery in the area. . . . Map (db m228404) HM
70 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless — 218 — Arwine Cemetery
Pioneer Daniel Arwine (1830-1887) migrated to Texas from Indiana in 1865. A deputy U.S. Marshall, Arwine deeded six acres for a school, church and cemetery in 1879. The schoolhouse served for worship services and gatherings. First burial in this . . . Map (db m228324) HM
71 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless — 346 — Bear Creek Cemetery
This cemetery was developed adjacent to the site of the Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Church, which was organized in 1853. The earliest marked grave is that of Hiram Jackson Farris (d. 1858), the infant son of G.W. and Mary Farris. Isham Crowley . . . Map (db m214272) HM
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72 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless — 14831 — Commercial Horticulture in Euless
Launched in Euless by pioneer nurserymen, commercial horticulture has been vital to the area's economy since the 1800s. Ideally situated for horticultural production, Euless sits on sandy soil well adapted for plant cultivation. Ambrose H. Boyd . . . Map (db m228322) HM
73 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless — 1453 — Elisha Adam Euless
Elisha Adam Euless (1848-1911) migrated to Texas in 1867 from Bedford county, Tennessee and settled in Tarrant County. In July 1870 Euless married Judy Ann Trigg, also a Tennessee native. He began farming and bought land in 1871. Euless was . . . Map (db m228320) HM
74 Texas, 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
75 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless, Mosier Valley — 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
76 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless, Mosier Valley — 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
77 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless, North Arlington — 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
78 Texas, Tarrant County, Euless, North Arlington — 4731 — Site of Bird's Fort Reported missing
Established in 1840 by Jonathan Bird on the Military Road from Red River to Austin. In its vicinity an important Indian treaty, marking the line between the Indians and the White settlements, was signed September 29, 1843 by Edward H. Tarrant and . . . Map (db m213901) HM
79 Texas, 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
80 Texas, 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
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81 Texas, 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
82 Texas, 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
83 Texas, 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
84 Texas, 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
85 Texas, 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
86 Texas, 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
87 Texas, 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
88 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 1921 — Florence Shuman Hall
Named for charter member of Fort Worth Woman's Club. Early cottage, built here, 1905, was rebuilt by pioneer civic leader, W.R. Edrington, in 1910. Woman's Club, formed in 1923, bought house year later as a center for its groups devoted to . . . Map (db m225512) HM
89 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 17927 — Fort Worth Belt Railway Reported missing
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, . . . Map (db m90588) HM
90 Texas, 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 m202008) HM
91 Texas, 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
92 Texas, 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
93 Texas, 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
94 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 2036 — 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 m201922) HM
95 Texas, 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
96 Texas, 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
97 Texas, 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
98 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 2614 — Ida Saunders Hall
Old home of Wm. Edrington Scott (1899-1961), who gave to Fort Worth the unique Scott Theater for all the performing arts. Built in 1903 and bought by Woman's Club in 1929. Named for a leader in the Fort Worth Woman's Club. Recorded . . . Map (db m225268) HM
99 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 3210 — Margaret Meacham Hall
Named in honor of Mrs. H.C. Meacham, charter member and many years a Director of Fort Worth Woman's Club. House built, 1905, by J.F. Moore; sold, 1920, to Baptist Hospital as Nurses Residence. Bought by Woman's Club, 1949, giving club entire . . . Map (db m224809) HM
100 Texas, Tarrant County, Fort Worth — 3877 — Ormer Leslie Locklear(October 28, 1891 - August 2, 1920) — (Grave site 65 feet east) —
A native of Greenville, Texas, Ormer Leslie Locklear moved to Fort Worth with his family in 1906. He worked for his father's construction company until 1914, when he and his brother opened an automobile repair shop. Locklear enlisted in the . . . Map (db m201892) HM

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