Historic cemeteries in
Parker, Texas

Aledo-Brown Cemetery Alma Cemetery Annetta Cemetery Ash Creek Cemetery Authon Cemetery Azleland Cemetery Baker Cemetery Ballew Springs Cemetery Barnett Cemetery Battern Cemetery Bear Creek Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Bethel Church Cemetery Bethesda Cemetery Blackwell-Bedford-Pickard Cemetery Blair Valley Cemetery Brannon Cemetery Brashier Cemetery Brawley-Canafax-Stinnetti Cemetery Brock Cemetery Brown Family Cemetery Buckner Cemetery Bud Clark Cemetery Bullard Cemetery Burkhalter Cemetery Byrd Cemetery Calhoun Cemetery Canafax Black Cemetery Canafax Family Cemetery Center Point Cemetery Central Cemetery Clark Cemetery Cole Family Cemetery Cole Markum (Markum) Cemetery Cox Cemetery Crane-Crow Cemetery Curtis Cemetery Dawson-Hackett Cemetery Day-Radcliff Cemetery Dean-Jones Cemetery Deason Cemetery Dicey Cemetery Dilbeck Cemetery Dillingham Cemetery Dixon Cemetery Dobbs Family Cemetery Earl Swith Cemetery Erwin Cemetery Fairview Cemetery Fondren Cemetery Gilbert Family Cemetery Goforth Graves Cemetery Gomer Cemetery Goshen Cemetery Grable Cemetery Grantham Plot Cemetery Grassdale Cemetery Greenwood Community Cemetery Hardin Children Cemetery Harmony Cemetery Harrison Family Cemetery Hill Cemetery Hillcrest Black Cemetery Hiner Cemetery Hoggard-Reynolds Cemetery Holder Cemetery #1 Holder Cemetery #2 Holders Chapel Cemetery Hood Family Cemetery Howell Cemetery Irby-Waters Cemetery Jay Bird Cemetery Johnson Cemetery Johnson Family Cemetery Jones Cemetery Lantz Cemetery Law Family Cemetery Lemley Cemetery Lone Star Cemetery Mader Family Cemetery Martin Family Cemetery McConnell Cemetery McDonald Grave Cemetery McFarland Family Cemetery Medford Burial Plot Cemetery Memory Gardens Of The Valley Memorial Park Cemetery Middleton Cemetery Miller Cemetery Millsap Cemetery Millsap Family Cemetery Moran Cemetery Morton Family Cemetery Mount Carmel Cemetery Murr-Copeland-Clayton Cemetery Neal Family Cemetery Nelson Family Cemetery New Hope Cemetery New Prospect Cemetery Newberry Cemetery Newsome Cemetery O'Neal Cemetery Oakland Cemetery Parker County Memorial Cemetery Peaster Cemetery Perkins Ranch Cemetery Poe Prairie Cemetery Poolville Cemetery Porter Cemetery Prairie Hill Cemetery Pythian Home Cemetery Risch Cemetery Rock Creek Cemetery Rock Springs Cemetery Shady Grove Cemetery Shick Cemetery Simmons Family Cemetery Simpson Grave Cemetery Smith Valley Cemetery Soda Springs Cemetery Spring Creek Cemetery Springtown Cemetery Stephens Family Cemetery Strange-Sutton Cemetery Sturdivant Cemetery Trailwood Cemetery Turner Cemetery Underwood Cemetery Veal's Station Cemetery Walkers Bend Cemetery Wampler Cemetery Weatherford City Greenwood Cemetery Welch Cemetery West Grave Cemetery Wheatland Cemetery Whitt Cemetery Willow Springs Cemetery Woody Cemetery Wright Cemetery Zion Hill Cemetery
Texas was once a part of Mexico but gained independence in 1836 after a famous battle at the Alamo.
Parker County, TX has a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century. The area was inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Tonkawa and Comanche, before the arrival of European settlers. In the early 1850s, Texas became embroiled in conflicts with the Native American tribes, leading to the establishment of Fort Parker in what is now present-day Parker County. This fort served as protection for early settlers from Native American attacks.

In 1855, Parker County was officially established and named after Fort Parker. The county quickly grew as more settlers flocked to the region attracted by fertile land and an abundance of water sources. The advent of the Texas and Pacific Railway in the late 19th century further spurred growth and development in the county.

Parker County played a significant role in the cattle industry during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The county's open prairies became an ideal location for cattle ranching, and the development of railroads allowed ranchers to transport their livestock to markets more efficiently. This led to prosperity and economic growth in the county, with many cattle ranches operating successfully.

Over the years, Parker County has seen its fair share of challenges and triumphs. It has weathered economic downturns, faced natural disasters like the devastating tornado outbreak in 1957, and experienced growth in population and urbanization. Today, Parker County continues to thrive as a vibrant community with a rich history, welcoming residents, and picturesque landscapes that highlight its enduring legacy as an important part of Texas' past and present.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Parker County, Texas.

  • 1855: Parker County officially established on December 12.
  • 1856: Fort Worth becomes the county seat.
  • 1872: Weatherford becomes the county seat.
  • 1877: Santa Fe Railroad arrives in Weatherford.
  • 1885: The first oil well is drilled in the county.
  • 1919: Parker County experiences the deadliest tornado in Texas history, resulting in 114 fatalities.
  • 1956: The first major shopping center, Town & Country Shopping Center, opens in Weatherford.
  • 1974: Weatherford College is established.
  • 1993: Lake Weatherford Dam fails, causing significant flooding in the area.
  • 2010: Parker County celebrates its 155th anniversary.