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

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Dallas is the county seat for Dallas County
Irving is in Dallas County
      Dallas County (392)  
      Collin County (172)  
      Denton County (106)  
      Ellis County (111)  
      Kaufman County (93)  
      Rockwall County (15)  
      Tarrant County (338)  
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1 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 6747 — City of Irving
Permanent settlement in this part of Dallas County began before the Civil War with the establishment of small farming communities and supply centers. In the early years of the 20th century, while working on the construction of the Rock Island . . . Map (db m150535) HM
2 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 6690 — First Baptist Church of Irving
When the town of Irving was founded in 1903, developers Julius Otto Schulze and Otis Brown set aside parcels of land for the Baptist, Church of Christ, and Catholic denominations. The new town grew steadily, and by January 1904 the Irving Baptist . . . Map (db m150583) HM
3 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 6731 — Haley Memorial Cemetery
William Haley (1831-1908) and his wife Lucinda Catherine (1834-1875) came to Texas from Missouri in 1857. They established a farm in this area and later operated a general store. When Lucinda Haley died in 1875, a one-acre site on the family farm . . . Map (db m150473) HM
4 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 11829 — Joffre-Gilbert House
One of Irving's best known early builders, A. Fred Joffre, and his wife built this airplane bungalow in 1919 in the original Irving townsite. Their daughter sold the home in 1936. Pioneer doctor Franklin Monroe Gilbert and his wife Dorothy, a . . . Map (db m150598) HM
5 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 14677 — Kit Community
Virginia natives John W. and Jestine Gorbit had a farm in this area by 1850. A settlement known as Gorbit grew up around it and became a stop on a pre-Civil War postal route. In 1855, Jonathan Story moved here from Illinois with his wife and 13 . . . Map (db m150557) HM
6 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 3396 — Minter's Chapel Cemetery
Soon after lay minister Green W. Minter (1803-1887) moved here about 1854, he helped organize Minter's Chapel Methodist Church. His son in law James Cate set aside 4.1 acres here for a church and a burial ground. The earliest marked grave is of . . . Map (db m201917) HM
7 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 16724 — Old Kit Cemetery
Settlers came to this area near the Elm and west forks of the Trinity River in the mid-1800s. Isaac Henry “Ike” Story built a grocery store in what became the community of Gorbit (also known by similar spellings). Ike Story was the . . . Map (db m146217) HM
8 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 6878 — Schulze House
In 1912 Charles P. Schulze (1877 - 1957) contracted with builder A. Fred Joffre to construct this one-story cypress-clad bungalow as a residence for himself and his wife, Virginia Tucker (1886 - 1966). Schulze, who owned and operated the Irving . . . Map (db m150542) HM
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9 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — Shelton’s Bear Creek Cemetery
African Americans came to this area as slaves of white settlers such as William Haley and William Borah before 1845. The land around this site was deeded to early white settler Chilton Smith in 1851. After the Civil War, many former slaves . . . Map (db m244863) HM
10 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 13736 — Sowers Community
By 1856, Edmund D. and Freelove Sowers, who came to Texas from Illinois, owned land in this vicinity. Along with their neighbors, including Jacob and Henry Caster, and William and Lucinda Haley, they farmed, hunted game and cut timber. Ed Sowers . . . Map (db m150477) HM
11 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 6857 — St. Luke Catholic Church
Area Catholic services date from the 1860s, when mass was held in private homes. The Mission of St. Luke was established in 1902, and met temporarily in the Lively School building northeast of original Irving. Oral tradition states that . . . Map (db m150532) HM
12 Texas, Dallas County, Irving — 14497 — Union Bower Community
Attracted to the fertile land along the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, settlers first came to this area in the mid-19th century. William and Virginia Smith, of Pennsylvania, arrived in 1879. Soon thereafter, Charles and Lucy (Santerre) Voirin . . . Map (db m150547) HM
13 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Barton Estates — 6724 — Daniel Webster Gilbert, M.D.(1854-1930)
Mississippi native D. W. Gilbert came to Texas in 1874. Graduated from Missouri Medical College in 1881, he began his practice in Euless and Grapevine. In 1884 he moved to Sowers, purchased 1500 acres of farmland, planted a peach orchard and . . . Map (db m150487) HM
14 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Barton Estates — 13314 — Dr. Franklin Monroe Gilbert(1887-1982)
Franklin M. Gilbert was a teacher and principal before attending medical school at the University of Texas in Galveston. He interned in New York, where he met nurse Dorothy Bald Brandon (1901-1990), who became his wife. The couple returned to . . . Map (db m150488) HM
15 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Barton Estates — 6887 — Sowers Cemetery
Burial plot was begun in 1868, when a woman and her daughter, whose names have been lost, were interred on the land of Seveir Smalley, a local landowner. In 1874, Edmund D. Sowers (1826 - 1909) and his wife, Freelove, donated one adjoining acre as . . . Map (db m150482) HM
16 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Bear Creek — 15243 — Bear Creek Community
Settlers began arriving in this area, once a part of Robertson’s Colony, in the 1850s. Early families included the Casters, Borahs, Sowers and Haleys. Following the Civil War, freedmen moved to the area, and friends and families once separated by . . . Map (db m95918) HM
17 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Bear Creek — Jackie Mae Townsell
Jackie Mae Townsell has devoted her life to preserving the rich history of Bear Creek and providing a better way of life for the people who call this community home. Born April 7, 1936, Jackie Howard was 13 years old when her family moved from . . . Map (db m95999) HM
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18 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Las Colinas — California Crossing
In the middle and late 1800’s, wagon trains carrying settlers and freight covered vast southwestern landscapes that often resembled “Seas of Grass.” The most popular wagons, built in the Pennsylvania towns of Conestoga and Pittsburgh, . . . Map (db m129806) HM
19 Texas, Dallas County, Irving, Plymoth Park — 13143 — Site of the Dr. D. W. Gilbert Homestead
Mississippi native Daniel Webster "D.W." Gilbert (1854-1930) was one of three brothers who became Texas doctors. At age 20, he joined his brother, Franklin Monroe Gilbert, in Grapevine and began to study medicine under him. In 1879, he enrolled at . . . Map (db m150522) HM
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Apr. 18, 2024