Historical Markers in
Tarrant County, Texas

1869 Independence Day Raid Absalom H. Chivers Cemetery Administration Building Ahavath Sholom Hebrew Cemetery Alexander Dobkins Family Cemetery Alfred Madison Hightower Alice E. Carlson Elementary School Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Amon Carter Riverside High School and Riverside ISD Amon G. Carter Andrew Hayter Ann Waggoner Hall Archibald Franklin Leonard Arlington Cemetery Arlington Heights Lodge No. 1184, A.F. and A.M Armour and Company Arwine Cemetery Ash Creek Baptist Church Ash Creek Cemetery Atelier Building Ayres Cemetery Azle Christian Church Azle Schools Baker Funeral Home Baldridge House Bankhead Highway Through Arlington Barron Field Bear Creek Cemetery Bedford Cemetery Bedford Church of Christ Bedford Reunion Benton House Beth-el Congregation Bidault House Billy Muth Birdville Baptist Church Birdville Cemetery Birdville Church of Christ Blackstone Hotel Booker T. Washington School Bourland Cemetery Bransford Broadway Baptist Church of Ft. Worth Bryce Building Burke Cemetery Cable Tool Rig Calloway Cemetery Calloway Cemetery Camp Bowie Boulevard Camp Bowie in World War I Carousel Carroll School Carver Dixon King Castleberry School District Cattle Brands Chapel Cemetery Chapin School Chase Court City of Arlington Cobb-Burney House Coliseum Colonel Neel E. Kearby Commercial Horticulture in Euless Congregation Ahavath Sholom Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation Plant No. 4 Cross Timbers Crowley Cemetery Crystal Springs Dance Pavilion Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery Curzon Place Dalworthington Gardens Dido Cemetery Dido School Dorris-Brock House Douglass and McGar Parks Douglass-Potts House Dove Community Dr. Clay Johnson House Dr. George M. Munchus House Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley Dr. Riley Andrew Ransom Earle C. Driskell Early Site of Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Eastern Cattle Trail Eddleman-McFarland House Eli Smith Elisha Adam Euless Elizabeth Boulevard Emanuel Hebrew Rest Cemetery Emmanuel Church of God in Christ Ephraim Merrill Daggett Estes Cemetery Euday Louis Bowman Euless School Everman Cemetery Fairfield Gates Apartments Fairmount-Southside Historic District Fairview, William J. Bryce House Fielder House First Baptist Church of Arlington First Baptist Church of Crowley First Baptist Church of Grapevine First Baptist Church of Keller First Baptist Church of Kennedale First Baptist Church of White Settlement First Christian Church First Christian Church of Fort Worth First Hundred Years of Texas Christian University First Methodist Church of Azle First Presbyterian Church (Crowley) First Presbyterian Church of Crowley First Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth First TV in Texas First United Methodist Church First United Methodist Church of Arlington First United Methodist Church of Euless First United Methodist Church, Grapevine Flatiron Building Florence School Florence Shuman Hall Ford Cemetery Forest Hill Cemetery Former TSTA Building Fort Worth Army Air Field Fort Worth Belt Railway Fort Worth Elks Lodge 124 Fort Worth Library Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Fort Worth Main Post Office Buiding Fort Worth Public Market Building Fort Worth Seaplane Facility Fort Worth Stock Yards Company Fort Worth Stock Yards Entrance Fort Worth Stockyards Hog and Sheep Markets Fort Worth Stockyards Horse and Mule Barns Fort Worth "Where the West Begins" Fort Worth Zoological Park Fort Worth's First Flight Fort Worth-Yuma Mail (Star Post Route No. 31454) Founding Fort Worth Freese & Nichols, Inc. Friday House Garvey-Veihl House General Edward H. Tarrant General Edward H. Tarrant General H.P. Mabry General Thomas N. Waul, C.S.A. General William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849) George B. Monnig House George Herman O'Brien, Jr. Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site Gibson Cemetery Governor Charles A. Culberson Grace Lutheran Church Grammer-Pierce House Grand United Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 2144 Grapevine Grapevine Cemetery Greater Saint James Baptist Church Gunhild Weber House Hagar Tucker Handley Cemetery Handley Church of Christ Handley United Methodist Church Harper's Rest Cemetery Harrison Cemetery Hawkins Cemetery Hell's Half Acre Hemphill Presbyterian Church Henry M. Williams Home Herbert M. Hinckley Hitch Cemetery Home Town of Texas Confederate Major K.M. Van Zandt (1836-1930) Hood Cemetery Horace Seaver Carswell, Jr. Hotel Texas Hudson Cemetery Hutcheson-Smith Home I. D. Parker Public Cemetery and Homestead I. M. Terrell High School Ida Saunders Hall Indian Creek Cemetery Isham Cemetery Isham Chapel Methodist Church J. D. Cooper House J. E. Foust & Sons, Funeral Directors J.D. Hollis Cemetery (HTC) James Azle Steward James E. Guinn School James M. Benbrook James Tracy Morehead James-Fujita House Jellico John A. Kooken Elementary School John C. Collier Home John Peter Smith John Peter Smith, Oakwood Cemetery Founder Johnson Station Cemetery Jopling-Melear Log Cabin Keller Keller Methodist Church Kennedale Independent School District Khleber Miller Van Zandt Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek Knights of Pythias Land Title Building Laneri House Lanius House Lawrence Clifton Elliott Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and Cemetery Mansfield Methodist Church Mansfield Mill Margaret Meacham Hall Marion Loyd Homestead Marrow Bone Spring Marshall R. Sanguinet House Mary Daggett Lake Masonic Home and School of Texas Masonic Temple Association of Fort Worth Masonic Temple of Fort Worth Maxwell-Liston House Meacham Field Meadowbrook Methodist Church Middleton Tate Johnson Minter's Chapel Cemetery Minters Chapel Methodist Church Missouri Colony Mitchell Cemetery Mitchell-Schoonover Home Morgan Hood Survey Pioneer Cemetery Mount Gilead Baptist Church Mount Gilead Cemetery Mount Olive Baptist Church Mount Olivet Cemetery Mt. Zion Baptist Church Narrow Gauge Railway Nash Farm Near Site of Azle Post Office Neil P. Anderson Building New Hope Baptist Church New Trinity Cemetery Niles City North Side School Nugent-Hart House Oakwood Cemetery Ormer Leslie Locklear P.A. Watson Cemetery P.A. Watson Log House Paddock Viaduct Parker Cemetery Parker Memorial Cemetery Peters Colonists in Tarrant County Peterson Family Cemetery Pioneer Birdville Schools Pioneer Cabin (STOLEN) Pioneer Stone Burial Cairns (at Mount Gilead Cemetery) Pioneer's Rest Cemetery Pleasant Glade Baptist Church Pleasant Run Baptist Church Pleasant Run School Pollock-Capps House Polytechnic Cemetery Ponton, Dr. Arvel and Faye, House Quanah Parker Ralph Mann Homestead Raymond C. Morrison Rehoboth Cemetery Riley Cemetery Riverside Methodist Church Rodgers Cemetery Rogers-O'Daniel House Royal Flying Corps Saginaw Cemetery Saginaw School Saginaw United Methodist Church Saint Ignatius Academy Building Saint John Missionary Baptist Church Saint John's Evangelical and Reform Church Saint Joseph Hospital Saint Mark United Methodist Church Saint Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church Saint Patrick's Cathedral Saint Paul Lutheran Church Sandidge-Walker House Santa Fe Depot Second Site of the Old Wayside School Shelton Building Sinclair Building Site of Arlington Downs Racetrack Site of Bedford School Site of Berachah Home and Cemetery Site of Bird's Fort Site of Bird's Fort Site of Confederate Park Site of Fort Worth's First Telephone Exchange Site of Fort Worth-Dallas Interurban Site of Majestic Theatre Site of Mosier Valley School Site of Oak Grove Methodist Church Site of Randol Mill Site of Ray-Manship Cemetery Site of Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church Site of Tarrant County's First Courthouse, Birdville Site of the First Masonic Hall in Fort Worth Six Flags over Texas Sloan-Journey Expedition of 1838 Smith-Burnett Home Smith-Frazier Cemetery Smithfield Baptist Church Smithfield Cemetery Smithfield Church of Christ Smithfield Masonic Lodge No. 455 A.F. & A.M. Smithfield Methodist Church Snider Cemetery Southside Church of Christ Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Spring Garden Community Spring Garden School St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Fort Worth St. Jude Catholic Church St. Luke United Methodist Church Swift & Company Tannahill Homestead Tarrant County Courthouse Tarrant County Criminal Courts Building Tarrant County State Bank Building Tarrant, Gen. Edward H. Tarrant, General Edward H. Tate Cemetery Tate Springs Baptist Church Terrell Heights Texas & Pacific Railroad Passenger Terminal Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., Headquarters Texas in the Civil War: Confederate Veterans Texas Log Cabins Texas Spring Palace Thannisch Block Building The 1865 Indian Creek Raid The Edna Gladney Home The Fort Worth Hotel The Grapevine Sun The Handley Power Plant and Lake Erie The Hill The Peters Colony in Tarrant County The Sanctuary - Gustavaus Adolphus Church The University of Texas at Arlington Thistle Hill, The Cattle Baron's Mansion Thomas B. Saunders Family Thomas Easter Cemetery Thomas G. & Marjorie Shaw House Tim Cole Tom B. Yarbrough House Tomlin Cemetery Top O' Hill Terrace Torian Log Cabin Travis Avenue Baptist Church Tyer Duplex University United Methodist Church Van Zandt Cottage Van Zandt, Khleber Miller Van Zandt, Major K.M. Village Creek W. G. Newby Memorial Building Walnut Creek Cemetery Watauga Presbyterian Church WBAP-TV - Channel 5, First Television Station in Texas West Fork Baptist Association West Fork United Presbyterian Church Westbrook Estate Westover Manor White's Chapel Cemetery White's Chapel United Methodist Church Willburn Cemetery William Alfred Sanderson William John Marsh William Letchworth Hurst William M. Rice William Madison McDonald (June 22, 1866-July 4, 1950) William Reeves House William Terry Allen Log Cabin Wilson Cemetery Winfield Garage Witten Cemetery Woman's Club of Fort Worth Woods Chapel Baptist Church Worth, Gen. William Jenkins Wyatt's Chapel Cemetery Zane-Cetti Building (RAZED) Zion Missionary Baptist Church
The state flower of Texas is the bluebonnet. The flower blooms in the spring and is a common sight along the highways and in fields throughout the state.
Tarrant County, Texas, has a significant place in the history of the Lone Star State. The area was initially inhabited by indigenous tribes before European exploration and settlement. In the mid-19th century, the region became part of the Republic of Texas after gaining independence from Mexico.

Tarrant County was established in 1849 and named after Edward H. Tarrant, a military leader during the Texas Revolution. The county experienced significant growth and development throughout the 19th century, fueled by factors such as the expansion of railroads, cattle ranching, and the discovery of oil.

During the 20th century, Tarrant County continued to flourish and adapt to changing times. It became an important hub for transportation, commerce, and industry. The county's largest city, Fort Worth, emerged as a major center for cattle trading and eventually diversified into a vibrant economic and cultural hub.

Today, Tarrant County is one of the most populous counties in Texas, encompassing Fort Worth and several other cities and communities. It boasts a diverse economy, encompassing sectors such as aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology. Tarrant County is also home to renowned educational institutions, cultural attractions, and recreational opportunities, making it a dynamic and thriving region within the state.

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

  • Pre-19th Century: The area was inhabited by indigenous tribes, including the Wichita and Comanche, before European settlement.

  • 1849: Tarrant County was officially established and named after Edward H. Tarrant, a military leader in the Republic of Texas.

  • 1850s: Fort Worth, the county seat, began as a military outpost on the Trinity River, providing protection for settlers and serving as a stop on the Chisholm Trail cattle drive route.

  • Late 19th Century: The arrival of the railroad in the 1870s spurred economic growth in Fort Worth and the county. The city became a center for the cattle industry, agriculture, and trade.

  • 20th Century: Tarrant County experienced significant urbanization and diversification. Fort Worth became a major hub for the oil and gas industry, aviation, and defense with the establishment of military bases.

  • Civil Rights Era: Tarrant County, like many regions in the United States, faced challenges and changes during the civil rights movement, with efforts to achieve racial equality and social progress.

  • Modern Times: Tarrant County continues to thrive as a major economic and cultural center in Texas. It is home to a diverse population and industries such as healthcare, finance, technology, and education.