“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Farmers Branch, Texas

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Dallas is the county seat for Dallas County
Farmers Branch is in Dallas County
      Dallas County (371)  
      Collin County (142)  
      Denton County (92)  
      Ellis County (79)  
      Kaufman County (93)  
      Rockwall County (6)  
      Tarrant County (237)  
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1Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 14034 — Bill and Maude Dodson House
This historic Farmers Branch residence was the home of the city's first mayor. William F. (Bill) Dodson (1895-1949), a native of Malakoff, married Maude Gilmore (1896-1998) in Fort Worth in July 1917. The following May, Bill became a private in . . . Map (db m149537) HM
2Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6701 — Dallas County's First Methodist Society(Webb Chapel United Methodist Church)
Founded in Republic of Texas. Isaac Blackman Webb (1802-80), after moving his family from Missouri to the Peters Colony in 1843-44 Winter, appealed for a visit by a missionary. On March 19, 1844, in log cabin of his brother-in-law, William M. . . . Map (db m148706) HM
3Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6794 — David Myers(October 15, 1797 - March 9, 1853)
William Myers (b.1753) and his wife Flora moved from Virginia to Kentucky, where the last of their ten children, David Myers, was born. David married fellow Kentuckian Letitia Reddish (1801-1885) in 1820. They moved to Indiana in 1829 and to . . . Map (db m145910) HM
4Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 11822 — First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch
Thomas and Sarah Keenan settled in Farmers Branch in 1842. They established a family cemetery when they buried their infant son on this site the following year. With the Rev. David Myers, the Keenans organized the Union Baptist Church in 1846, . . . Map (db m148646) HM
5Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6725 — Gilbert House
Dr. Samuel H. Gilbert (1828-1890) came to Texas about 1850. He settled first in Cass County, and in 1852 married Julia Ann Ritchie (d. 1881). Gilbert purchased 275 acres of land at this site about 1855 and by 1857 had this native limestone house . . . Map (db m149539) HM
6Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6751 — John Keenan(September 3, 1843 - November 11, 1843)
Known as first child born to settlers in area later to become Dallas County; son of Farmers Branch founders Thomas and Sarah Keenan, who started this cemetery for burial of their infant. Recorded 1971Map (db m146112) HM
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7Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6750 — Keenan Cemetery
Thomas (1808-1879) and Sarah McCallister Keenan (1807-1872) came to this area as members of the Peter's Colony in 1842. When their two-month-old son, John, died on November 11, 1843, they buried him at this site, establishing one of the earliest . . . Map (db m145908) HM
8Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 13121 — Marsh CemeteryHistoric Texas Cemetery
In 1844, Harrison C. Marsh (1805-1889) and his wife, Mary "Polly" (Raymond) (1810-1888), natives of Harrison County, Kentucky, came from Independence, Missouri to Texas with their five children. They settled in Peters Colony on Farmers Branch . . . Map (db m148678) HM
9Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6820 — Pioneers of Mustang Branch
During the early days of settlement in the northwestern part of Dallas County, the creek that runs nearby was known as Mustang Branch. Most likely named for the Mustang horses that frequented the area or for the Mustang grapes that grew here. The . . . Map (db m137120) HM
10Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6832 — Rawhide Creek and Park
Named for enterprise of R. J. West (B. 1811), an 1845 settler and an organizer of Dallas County in 1846. West had tanyard (4/10 MI. SW) on this creek about 1846. To meet demand, half-cured hides came from his vats, giving name "Rawhide" to the . . . Map (db m148640) HM
11Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 6898 — Texian Land and Emigration Company
Site of the First Agency, January, 1845, of the Texian Land and Emigration Company. Generally known as "Peters' Colony" in honor of William S. Peters who, under a colonization contract secured in 1841 from the Republic of Texas, introduced more . . . Map (db m148647) HM
12Texas (Dallas County), Farmers Branch — 16180 — Webb Chapel CemeteryHistoric Texas Cemetery
Isaac B. (1802-1880) and Mary H. (1816-1887) Webb and their family came to this area of the Peters Colony in 1844. Within a year, the couple led in the formation of a Methodist Society, the first church organized in Dallas County. A log structure, . . . Map (db m148775) HM
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Oct. 4, 2022