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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Weatherford, Texas

 
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Location of Weatherford, Texas
    Parker County (23)
    Hood County (25)
    Jack County (14)
    Johnson County (30)
    Palo Pinto County (13)
    Tarrant County (140)
    Wise County (31)
 
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1Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — Americal Division - 23rd Infantry Division
World War II 1942 - 1945 Southwest Pacific Cold War 1954 - 1956 Vietnam War 1967 - 1971 Southern I Corps First Army unit to go on offensive against the enemy in WWII Only Army Division to have a name and not a number in . . . Map (db m175064) WM
2Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — August 17, 1945 B-29 Crash
On the night of August 17, 1945, two B-29 "Heavy Bombers" collided above this site killing 18 of the 20 airmen aboard. The spectacular event could be seen as far away as Gainesville, Greenville, and Cisco as both planes exploded in fire. The . . . Map (db m57589) HM
3Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — Chandor Gardens
711 West Lee Built in 1936 Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m175067) HM
4Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17320 — Clark Cemetery
A common burial ground for early pioneer settlers who camped along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, the Clark Cemetery consists of many burial sites from the 1830s. In December of 1853, Reverend John William Godfrey (1825-1897) and his wife, . . . Map (db m71542) HM
5Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17253 — Franco-Texan Land Company Building
In the late 19th century, this building was a center for political and economic life for the town of Weatherford and for Parker County. It was built around 1870. James Robertson Couts and John A. Fain established the first bank west of Dallas in . . . Map (db m71499) HM
6Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17254 — Grace First Presbyterian Church
Three congregations, the earliest founded in 1859, joined forces in Parker County to create Grace First Presbyterian Church. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the oldest of the three congregations, focused on education as an important ministry to . . . Map (db m73470) HM
7Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 17354 — James Claude Wright House
On September 20, 1898, Robert P. Lowe and his wife purchased the property at this site. The commonly held belief is that the house was built by Robert Lowe, who retired from Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1894 and settled his family in Weatherford. He . . . Map (db m71471) HM
8Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 20039 — Mount Pleasant Colored School
Built in 1919 on a site donated in 1886 by J.R. Couts, the Weatherford Colored School was the only African American School in the city. The school, which was renamed Mount Pleasant Colored School in 1936, was a two-room brick building. An . . . Map (db m174467) HM
9Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3708 — Old City Greenwood Cemetery
This cemetery was formerly established by the Weatherford Town Council in 1863 when lots were surveyed and the exact cemetery location was staked. Previous interments were made in the unmarked streets of the town. The Mayor directed those remains to . . . Map (db m62676) HM
10Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — Parker County Confederate Veterans Memorial
In honor of the United Confederate veterans of Parker County 1861 - 1865 Reverse: Erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy 1915Map (db m174471) WM
11Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3939 — Parker County Courthouse
Scene of many noted trials. Built 1884-86. Cost $55,555.55. Fourth courthouse in history of county, organized 1856. An oak on Ft. Belknap Road was court site that year. In this building practiced S.W.T. Lanham, who was governor of Texas . . . Map (db m174469) HM
12Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — Parker County Gold Star Family Memorial Monument
U.S. Army General William Hood Simpson 19 May 1888 - 15 Aug. 1980 Born near Weatherford, he earned an appointment to the U.S. Military Academy in 1905, and graduated in 1909. While often overlooked in the history of the European Theater of . . . Map (db m175061) WM
13Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3941 — Parker County, C.S.A.
Part of a colonial grant to S.M. Williams and Stephen F. Austin, father of Texas, but with no permanent settlers before 1850, this county was created in 1855 and named for Isaac Parker, its legislative sponsor. By 1860 it had 4,213 people and in . . . Map (db m174464) HM
14Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 4975 — Soldier Spring Park
Confederate soldiers are said to have camped here in the 1860s because of the inviting spring. In 1890, veterans used the site for their 25th reunion. During the next year, 55 acres were set aside as "Soldier Spring Park". Chautauqua programs . . . Map (db m175063) HM
15Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — 3850 — The Dean of Texas Trail Drivers Oliver Loving (1812 - 1867)
Founder of three major cattle trails, Oliver Loving came from Kentucky to Texas in 1845 and to Parker County about 1855. During the Civil War (1861-65), he supplied beef to Confederate forces. With Charles Goodnight as partner on a drive to New . . . Map (db m26538) HM
16Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — Tragedy over Weatherford
On the night of August 17, 1945, two B-29 "Heavy Bombers" collided above this site killing 18 of the 20 airmen aboard. The spectacular event could be seen as far away as Gainesville, Greenville and Cisco as both planes exploded in fire. The . . . Map (db m175066) HM WM
17Texas (Parker County), Weatherford — USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)
This monument is to honor the 74 sailors who lost their lives aboard the US Navy Destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) on 3 June 1969. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) was on the gun line off the coast of Vietnam when she was ordered out of the . . . Map (db m175065) WM
 
Jul. 31, 2021