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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Coppell, Texas
Location of Coppell, Texas
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|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|
| 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)|
| 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)|
| 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|
|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|
|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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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)|
| 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)|
| 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)|
| 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|