Details for Riley Cemetery (Atlas Number 5439004267)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439004267


Marker Number 4267
Atlas Number 5439004267
Marker Title Riley Cemetery
Index Entry Riley Cemetery
Address Morning Glory Ln. & Brown Trail Dr.
City Colleyville
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672258
UTM Northing 3637709
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 1979
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Intersection of Morning Glory Lane and 3700 block of Brown Trail Drive, Colleyville. (West side of Road)
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text About 1856 Jonathan Riley (b. ca. 1791) brought his family to this area from Kentucky. He received this land grant in 1863. The burial ground began, legend says, when a thief was killed nearby and Riley gave permission for his burial here. Riley's family and neighbors also used the cemetery. In 1883 Thomas Riley and William Autry set aside this one-acre tract for a graveyard. Burials stopped here before 1897, except for that of Riley's daughter Mrs. Martha Susan Autry (b. 1853) who was interred here in 1937. Some graves are now designated only with sandstones; many others are unmarked.