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Historical Markers in Arlington, Texas

 
Clickable Map of Tarrant County, Texas and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Tarrant County, TX (237) Dallas County, TX (372) Denton County, TX (92) Ellis County, TX (81) Johnson County, TX (46) Parker County, TX (46) Wise County, TX (49)  TarrantCounty(237) Tarrant County (237)  DallasCounty(372) Dallas County (372)  DentonCounty(92) Denton County (92)  EllisCounty(81) Ellis County (81)  JohnsonCounty(46) Johnson County (46)  ParkerCounty(46) Parker County (46)  WiseCounty(49) Wise County (49)
Fort Worth is the county seat for Tarrant County
Arlington is in Tarrant County
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ADJACENT TO TARRANT COUNTY
      Dallas County (372)  
      Denton County (92)  
      Ellis County (81)  
      Johnson County (46)  
      Parker County (46)  
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1Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 199 — Arlington Cemetery
Encompassing more than ten acres of land Arlington Cemetery includes within its borders several small historic graveyards, including the original old cemetery of Arlington, the W.W. McNatt Cemetery addition, the Masonic Cemetery, and the Old City . . . Map (db m170299) HM
2Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Arlington Downs Racetrack and Fountain
In 1929, William Thomas Waggoner (1852-1934), Texas pioneer, oilman, cattle baron, thoroughbred horse enthusiast, and philanthropist built the $2 million Arlington Downs Racetrack, Arlington's first major recreation venue. E. Paul and Guy, . . . Map (db m93523) HM
3Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Arlington Post OfficeWorthington National Bank
The Arlington Post Office was built in 1939 within the original town site. The building served as the City's first permanent post office. It was designed by Louis A. Simon, Supervising Architect of the U.S. Treasury Department, and built by the . . . Map (db m130216) HM
4Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16963 — Bankhead Highway Through Arlington
The Bankhead Highway, often referred to locally as the “Dallas Pike” east of Center Street and the “Fort Worth Pike” west of that road, played an important role in Arlington's future by connecting it to Dallas, Fort Worth, . . . Map (db m69468) HM
5Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16313 — Booker T. Washington School
Serving the African-American students of Arlington, Booker T. Washington School was a vital institution in the city. It had its roots in Arlington’s first black school, which was in place by the 1890s. The school served the growing African-American . . . Map (db m70463) HM
6Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16425 — Carver Dixon King
Born on May 18, 1843 in Tennessee, C.D. "Uncle Dutch" King was an early leader in Arlington. He moved to Texas in 1873 and became Arlington's first mayor shortly after the town was established in 1876; he again served as mayor from 1899-1900. King . . . Map (db m93352) HM
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7Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 15733 — Colonel Neel E. Kearby
Neel E. Kearby was born in Wichita Falls on June 5, 1911 to Dr. John Gallatin Kearby, Jr. and Bessie Lee (Stone) Kearby. He spent much of his childhood in Mineral Wells, but later moved to Arlington, graduating from Arlington High School in 1928 . . . Map (db m175156) HM
8Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 16543 — Dalworthington Gardens
The city of Dalworthington Gardens began as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Depression-era policies. Roosevelt supported the "back-to-the-land" movement, encouraging urban workers to live on and cultivate rural property. Roosevelt . . . Map (db m184237) HM
9Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — General Edward H. Tarrant
In this vicinity May 24, 1841 General Edward H. Tarrant with 70 men attacked several Indian villages situated along a creek (now called Village Creek) and recovered many horses and much stolen plunder. 12 Indians were killed and many wounded. Of the . . . Map (db m75808) HM
10Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 2183 — Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site
James Gibbins (1817-70) migrated to Texas from Arkansas in 1857. He bought land near present-day Arlington in 1863. Gibbins deeded part of this land to his son Thomas Jefferson Gibbins (1841-91), who enlarged the homestead. This family Cemetery . . . Map (db m188619) HM
11Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 18475 — Hawkins Cemetery
Named for Harvey Hawkins (1804-1869), a pioneer settler who came to Texas from Tennessee and first settled in Rusk County, the Hawkins Cemetery is the final resting place for families of the Tate Springs community. In 1848, Hawkins married Mary Ann . . . Map (db m104842) HM
12Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — Houston Hitching Block
In 1906 Albert L. Houston, a local salesman, purchased this lot in the Fitzhugh-Collins Addition and built a modest home for his wife Fannie and their children. The concrete hitching block was used in the early carriage days to tie horses and . . . Map (db m108673) HM
13Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 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
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14Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 2834 — Johnson Station Cemetery
Now part of Arlington, this area was established in the 1840s as a ranger station and trading post known as Johnson Station. This cemetery serves as a reminder of that early settlement. The oldest marked grave in the cemetery is that of Elizabeth . . . Map (db m183764) HM
15Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 3900 — P.A. Watson Cemetery
Mrs. Micajah Goodwin was buried here in 1846, soon after her family came to this area. They constructed a coffin from their wagon bed and burned brush atop the grave to hide it from Indians. When Patrick Alfred Watson (1810-1894) of North Carolina . . . Map (db m150537) HM
16Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4724 — Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack
Wealthy rancher and oilman W.T. Waggoner (1852-1934) developed a stable of fine Thoroughbreds and quarter horses at his ranch here in the 1920s. At this site he built Arlington Downs, a one-and-one quarter mile race track with a 6,000-seat . . . Map (db m93528) HM
17Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4730 — Site of Berachah Home and Cemetery
The Berachah Rescue Society was organized at Waco in 1894 by the Rev. J. T. Upchurch (b. 1870) for the protection of homeless girls and unwed mothers. Nine years later he opened the Berachah Industrial Home at this site. Ten buildings were located . . . Map (db m179427) HM
18Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4732 — Site of Bird's Fort(One Mile East)
In an effort to attract settlers to the region and to provide protection from Indian raids, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant of the Republic of Texas Militia authorized Jonathan Bird to establish a settlement and military post in the area. Bird's Fort, . . . Map (db m75805) HM
19Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 4950 — Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838
In the spring of 1838, Captains Robert Sloan and Nathaniel T. Journey led a group of about 90 northeast Texas frontiersmen on a punitive expedition against the Indians who had raided their homes in present-day Fannin County. The trail led them to . . . Map (db m75807) HM
20Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 5202 — Tate Cemetery
Evan Calloway Tate (1832-1885) brought his family to this area from Georgia in 1870, establishing the Tate Springs community. Land for this cemetery was deeded to the community by Tate heirs in 1894. At that time there were four marked burials, . . . Map (db m150200) HM
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21Texas (Tarrant County), Arlington — 13792 — The City of Arlington
The City of Arlington developed along the juncture of two distinct ecological regions, the Blackland Prairie and the Eastern Cross Timbers. The West Fork of the Trinity River and its area tributaries flow through the city, and one such stream, . . . Map (db m183345) HM
 
 
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Dec. 7, 2022