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Merrifield Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 44.836 W 096° 51.401
14S E 700808 N 3625302
Quick Description: Texas Historical Marker at the Merrifield Cemetery, in West Dallas at the southeastern corner of the intersection of W Jefferson Blvd and S Hampton Rd, noting the origins of this cemetery and the pioneers who are buried here.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 8/16/2017 6:17:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMWD0A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Marker Number: 6785

Marker Text:
John Merrifield (1792-1873) was the patriarch of a Kentucky family who migrated to the Dallas County area in the late 1840s. In 1851 he purchased a farm here which included this site. It was first used as a cemetery in the late 1860s. The only marked graves are those of Merrifield and his second wife Elizabeth (1802-69). The unmarked gravesites here are estimated to number over twenty. As the burial ground of a pioneer area family, the Merrifield Cemetery provides a vital link to those who were among the first to open the Dallas region to settlement. (1981)


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