Historical Markers in
Dallas County, Texas

A. H. Belo Corporation A. H. Belo House A. J. Head Service Station Abraham Carver Cemetery Addison State Bank Adolphus Hotel Ahab Bowen Home Albert Carver Cemetery Aldredge House Alex W. and Sarah Perry Homestead Alexander Cockrell_Sarah Horton Cockrell Alexander Harwood Alexander Mansion Ambassador (Park) Hotel Anderson Family Cemetery Anshe Sphard Synagogue_First Mexican Baptist Church Assassination of JFK, Site of Avion Village Bankhead Highway in Garland Baptist Standard Barton Warren Stone Baylor College of Dentistry Baylor University Medical Center Bear Creek Community Beeman Memorial Cemetery Beeman Memorial Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Big Spring Bilbo Jitney Line, Headquarters Site Bill and Maude Dodson House Blewett Cemetery Browder Springs Bryan, John Neely (1810-1877) and Buckner Baptist Children's Home Buckner Log Cabin Busch-Kirby Building California Crossing Carrollton Black Cemetery Caruth House Caruth Pioneer Cemetery Cedar Springs Cedar Springs Central National Road Central National Road Charles Dilbeck Homes in Cochran Heights Cherokees in Dallas City Lake Park City of Cedar Hill City of Dallas City of East Dallas City of Irving City of Mesquite City of Rowlett Civilian Conservation Corps Company 2896 Cliff Temple Baptist Church Cochran Chapel Cemetery Cochran Chapel Methodist Church Colonel C. C. Slaughter Colonel William G. Cooke Communications in Dallas Continental D.A.R. House Continental Gin Company Showroom Building Cox Cemetery Cox House Crawford's Tornado Graveyard Cristler-Rodgers House Crockett, John McClannahan Crockett, John McClannahan Dallas Baby Camp Dallas Baptist University (Decatur Baptist College) Dallas City Hall Dallas County Dallas County Dallas County Criminal Courts Building Dallas County Medical Society Alliance Foundation Dallas County Records Building Dallas Hall (SMU) Dallas Morning News Dallas Scottish Rite Temple Dallas Symphony Dallas Zoo Daniel Family Cemetery Daniel Webster Gilbert, M. D. David Myers Dawdy's Ferry DeGolyer House Demonstration of the First Working Integrated Circuit Dr. Frank E. Rutherford Veterinary Hospital Dr. Franklin Monroe Gilbert Dr. H. V. Copeland Home Duncanville Eagle Ford Community East Dallas Christian Church Edgewood Cemetery El Camposanto de Cemento Grande de la Compania Trinity Portland Everard Sharrock, Jr. Farmstead F.A. Brown Farm Home Fire of 1860 First Baptist Church First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch First Baptist Church of Garland First Baptist Church of Hutchins First Baptist Church of Irving First Baptist Church of Lancaster First Baptist Church of Renner First Baptist Church of Renner First Baptist Church of Richardson First Baptist Church of Sunnyvale First Christian Church of Duncanville First Christian Church of Garland First Christian Church of Lancaster First Juries to Sit Women in Dallas County First Methodist Church of Garland First Methodist Church of Hutchins First Methodist Church of Mesquite First Methodist Society, Dallas County's First Presbyterian Church of Garland First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster First Presbyterian Church of Mesquite First Presbyterian Church of Richardson First Presbyterian Church, USA, of Garland First United Methodist Church of Cedar Hill First United Methodist Church of Dallas First United Methodist Church of Duncanville First United Methodist Church of Lancaster First United Methodist Church of Richardson Five Mile Cemetery Flag Pole Hill Park Flippen Homestead and the Founding of Highland Park Florence Ranch Home Floyd Pioneer Cemetery Former Site of Head House Frank Reagh Freedman's Cemetery Fuget Cemetery Galloways' Old Home Place Garland Garland Lodge No. 441, A.F. & A.M. Garvin Memorial Cemetery General Richard M. Gano (C.S.A.) General Richard M. Gano House General William L. Cabell Gilbert House Giving Community Thanks Good Samaritan Hospital (Leland Avenue) Governor W. Lee O'Daniel Grace United Methodist Church Grand Prairie Airfield Grapevine Springs Park Greenwood Cemetery Haley Memorial Cemetery Hall of State Hamilton Park Community Harris-Savage Home Hensley Field Herfurth House Higginbotham-Bailey Building Higginbotham-Pearlstone Building Highland Oaks Church of Christ Highland Park Methodist Church Highland Park Methodist Church Building Hill-Robberson House Hilton Hotel Hoblitzelle, Karl St. John Hockaday School Holley-McWhorter-Greenhaw Family Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Horton Cemetery Hutchins Memorial Cemetery Interstate Forwarding Company Warehouse James K. Polk Record James Martin Patterson James W. Latimer (Weck) Joffre-Gilbert House John C. McCoy John C. Pelt John Goodwin Tower John H. Brown, Maj. John Hickman Miller House John Jay Good John Keenan John Neely Bryan Cabin John Shelby Wisdom John W. Lane Joppee Community Jordan-Bowles House Jordan-Hight Family Cemetery Juanita Craft House Juliette Abbey Peak Fowler Junction of the Texas & Pacific and Houston & Texas Central Railroads Keenan Cemetery Kennedy Memorial Area Kit Community Kleberg Korean Texans L. Butler Nelson Cemetery La Prada Drive Church of Christ La Reunion La Reunion Cemetery Lake Highlands Elementary School Lancaster Education Lawrence Farmstead Leadbelly in Deep Ellum Lee Cemetery Letot Cemetery Lincoln High School Lisbon Cemetery Little Bethel Cemetery Little Egypt Livestone Lodge No. 152, F. & A. M. Log Cabin Pioneers of Dallas County Long Creek Cemetery Love Field Loving, James and Margaret Lowrey-Hurst Homestead Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Majestic Theatre Maple Avenue Marcus House Mark and Maybelle Lemmon House Marsh Cemetery McCombs Cemetery McCree Cemetery McKamy Spring Park McNab Grocery Merrell Cemetery Merrifield Cemetery Mesquite Cemetery Miller Log Cabin Millermore Mills Cemetery Moorland YMCA Building Mount Calvary Cemetery Munger Avenue Baptist Church Munger Place Methodist Church Music Room Nance Farm Navigation of the Upper Trinity River Near Homesite of Belle Boyd Neiman-Marcus Nicholas Henry Darnell North Dallas High School Oak Cliff Cemetery Oak Cliff Masonic Lodge Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church Oak Cliff United Methodist Church Oaklawn United Methodist Church Oath of Office of President Johnson Officer J.D. Tippit Old City Park Old Cumberland Hill School Old Kit Cemetery Old Letot Cemetery Old Red Courthouse Original Site of Neiman-Marcus Original Site of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Dallas Overton Cemetery Parkland Hospital Parrish Family Cemetery Pediatric Orthopedic Care in Texas Penn Springs Perry Cemetery Perry Cemetery Pierre Dusseau Pike Park Pioneer Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery Pioneers of Mustang Branch Pleasant Grove Christian Church Pleasant Mound Cemetery Pleasant Mound Methodist Church Pleasant Mound "Public" Cemetery Pleasant Run Pleasant Valley Cemetery Potter Cemetery Potter Cemetery Preston Road Public Education in Garland Public Education in Mesquite Rawhide Creek and Park Rawlins Homestead Reichenstein Home Reinhardt Elementary School Richardson Roach Feed & Seed Company Robert and Marie Stubbs House Robert E. Lee Park Roberts House, Dr. R. A. Rocky Crest School Rylie Cemetery Rylie Prairie Sachse Sachse Cemetery Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Rowlett Sam Bass Train Robbery Samuel David Dealey, Jr. Sanger Brothers Department Store Santa Fe Railroad Depot Schulze House Scyene Road, Old Seagoville Enemy Alien Detention Site, WWII Shady Grove Cemetery Shady Grove Road Bridge Shearith Israel Memorial Park Shelton's Bear Creek Cemetery Site of Confederate Arms Factory Site of First Ferry and Bridge Site of Galloway Farmstead Site of Peacock Military Academy Site of Scyene Meeting Place Site of the Dr. D. W. Gilbert Homestead Sons of Hermann in Dallas South Boulevard-Park Row Historic District South MacArthur Church of Christ Southland Cemetery, Old Southwestern Medical College Sowers Cemetery Sowers Community St. Luke Catholic Church St. Mark's School of Texas St. Matthew's Cathedral St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church St. Paul United Methodist Church St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church State Fair of Texas Steel Dust Stephen J. Hay School Sunset High School Swiss Avenue Temple Emanu-el Cemetery Tenth Street Historic District Freedmans Town Texas Centennial Exposition Texas School Book Depository Building, Formerly The Texas Theatre Texas Women in the Civil War, A Tribute to Texas' First Airmail and Passenger Service Texian Land and Emigration Company The Crossroads The Daniel Cemetery The Hord Log Cabin The Louis Wagner Home The Magnolia (Mobil) Building Thomas L. Bradford Town of Lancaster Train Holdup Travis College Hill Addition Trees Cemetery Trezevant Calhoun Hawpe Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery Trinity Portland Cement Company Cemetery Trinity Presbyterian Church, USA Tripp Baptist Church Tueria Dell Marshall Turtle Creek Pump Station Tyler Street United Methodist Church Union Baptist Church Union Bower Community Union Station Ursuline Academy W. A. Strain Home W. H. Adamson High School W. P. Cochran Homeplace W. W. Clover Cemetery W. W. Glover Cemetery Warner Cemetery Warren Angus Ferris Cemetery Webb Chapel Cemetery Western Heights Cemetery Western Heights Church of Christ Wheatland Cemetery Wheatland Methodist Church Wheeler School White Rock Chapel White Rock Dam, Reservoir and Park White Rock Pump Station William B. Lipscomb Elementary School William Sachse Cemetery William Sidney Pittman Wilson Block Winnetka Heights Winniford House Women's Suffrage in Dallas County Woodrow Wilson High School WRR Radio Z. Motley Cemetery Zion Lutheran Church
Texas is known for its love of football, and the state has produced many great football players, including legends like Tom Landry, Earl Campbell, and Vince Young.
Dallas County, located in northern Texas, has a rich history that has contributed to its growth and significance. Here is a concise summary of its historical journey:

Established in 1846, Dallas County played a crucial role in the development of North Texas. The county's namesake, George Mifflin Dallas, was the Vice President of the United States at the time. The city of Dallas, the county seat, quickly emerged as a center for trade and commerce due to its strategic location along major transportation routes.

During the late 19th century, Dallas County experienced rapid economic growth driven by industries such as cotton, railroads, and cattle. The city of Dallas became a major hub for cotton trading, attracting business and establishing itself as a prominent financial center in the Southwest.

In the 20th century, Dallas County continued to evolve and diversify its economy. The discovery of oil in the nearby East Texas Oil Field in the early 1900s led to the development of the oil industry in the region, contributing to the county's prosperity. The county also played a significant role in the aerospace industry, hosting the headquarters of major aerospace companies and contributing to the growth of aviation technology.

Dallas County's cultural landscape reflects its vibrant and diverse population. The county is home to a wide range of cultural institutions, including museums, art galleries, theaters, and music venues. Dallas County also played a notable role in the civil rights movement, with important milestones in the fight for equality and integration.

Today, Dallas County stands as a major economic and cultural center. It boasts a robust economy supported by various industries, including finance, technology, healthcare, and telecommunications. The county is known for its thriving arts scene, professional sports teams, and diverse culinary offerings.

With its rich history, economic vitality, and cultural significance, Dallas County continues to shape North Texas as a dynamic and influential region.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Dallas County, Texas.

  • Pre-19th Century: The area was originally inhabited by various indigenous tribes, including the Caddo, Wichita, and Comanche.

  • 1839: Dallas County was officially established and named after George Mifflin Dallas, the Vice President of the United States under President James K. Polk.

  • Mid-19th Century: Dallas County experienced significant growth with the establishment of Dallas as a trading post and the arrival of settlers drawn by the opportunities in trade and agriculture.

  • Late 1800s: The county prospered with the expansion of railroads, particularly the Texas and Pacific Railway and the Houston and Texas Central Railroad, which solidified Dallas as a major transportation hub.

  • Early 20th Century: Dallas County saw a surge in economic development and urbanization. Industries such as oil, cotton, banking, and manufacturing fueled the city's growth.

  • 1960s: Dallas County gained national attention due to its role in the civil rights movement. The city of Dallas was the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

  • Late 20th Century: Dallas County continued to experience rapid growth and diversification, becoming a major center for business, finance, and telecommunications. The county is known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene, including the Dallas Arts District.

  • Today, Dallas County is the second-most populous county in Texas and home to the city of Dallas, a thriving metropolitan area.