Details for White's Chapel Cemetery

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439012468


Marker Number 12468
Atlas Number 5439012468
Marker Title White's Chapel Cemetery
Index Entry White's Chapel Cemetery
City Southlake
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 672859
UTM Northing 3646220
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2001
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location southeast corner of E. Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) and S. White Chapel Road
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text According to local legend, this cemetery began about 1851, when a child traveling through this area in a wagon train died and was buried here. The oldest documented burial, that of infant Amy A. Marr, took place in 1872. Many graves in the pioneer cemetery are unmarked, or are marked only with fieldstones. Native red sandstone is used for many of the markers and curbing. Among those laid to rest here are former state legislator Elihu Newton (1845-1925), who served in the 20th and 23rd Texas legislatures, and veterans of the Civil War and other armed conflicts. A reminder of the once-rural, pioneer heritage of this part of Tarrant County, the cemetery is cared for by the White's Chapel Cemetery Association. (2001)

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