The construction of this city hall created many jobs for the unemployed in Weatherford during the hard times of the Great Depression. Weatherford citizens passed a bond election to provide funds for a new city hall and fire station in 1933, and . . . — — Map (db m187277) HM
Bishop Alexander C. Garrett of Dallas visited Weatherford in June 1875. He organized a mission church here the following February with five communicants. The congregation called the Rev. Edwin Wickens, then serving at a mission at Fort Worth, to . . . — — Map (db m187275) HM
World War II
1942 - 1945
1954 - 1956
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
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
James Robertson (J.R.) Couts (1833-1904), a native of Tennessee, brought his family to Texas in 1858. Soon after the end of the Civil War, in which he served with a Texas frontier guard unit, Couts embarked on a long cattle drive to California. . . . — — Map (db m187278) HM
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
Originally called United Missionary Baptist Church of Christ at Weatherford, this church organized in 1856 under Reverends Noah T. Byars, J.C. Powers and John Turner. A sanctuary was completed in 1873 on the corner of West College and Jordan Streets . . . — — Map (db m187276) HM
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
Fred Rider Cotten was born to James Taylor and Sarah Ida (Rider) Cotten in Weatherford. In 1917, he completed a law degree at the Univ. of Texas. After returning to his hometown with his wife, Mary Virginia (Akard), and two children, Cotten ran the . . . — — Map (db m187281) HM
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
A teacher in his native Kentucky, G.A. Holland came to Parker County in 1882, settling in Poolville. In addition to teaching school, Holland also served as Postmaster and Justice of the Peace. He later served as County Tax Collector, Weatherford . . . — — Map (db m188177) HM
To the memory of
Pioneer, soldier and law maker.
Born April 7, 1793 in Elbert County
Georgia. Came to Texas in 1833.
Served in Elisha Clapp's Company
in 1836. Member of Congress of
the Republic of Texas, 1839-1845; . . . — — Map (db m186745) HM
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
Chartered on January 22, 1889, as the Merchants and Farmers National Bank of Weatherford, this institution opened for business on March 15, 1889, with capital of $100,000. In 1909 the bank's directors voted to apply for a state charter, and the . . . — — Map (db m187274) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Founded 1856. Named for Jefferson Weatherford, state senator and a confederate soldier.
Frontier people found protection here from constant Indian threat during Civil War. Long the only town between Fort Worth and El Paso.
Home of . . . — — Map (db m187280) HM
A postal station was first established in Weatherford in 1856. Facilities were located in several early buildings before this structure was completed in 1914. Judge J.M. Richards was postmaster at the time. Built on the site of a gasoline service . . . — — Map (db m187279) HM