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Image for OLDEST Recorded Grave in City Greenwood Cemetery - Weatherford, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST Recorded Grave in City Greenwood Cemetery - Weatherford, TX

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The oldest recorded grave in Weatherford's City Greenwood Cemetery belongs to A.E. Shelton, who was buried here in 1859.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 12/29/2018

last visited: never

Image for ONLY Medal of Honor Recipient from the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations - Cool, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY Medal of Honor Recipient from the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations - Cool, TX

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A 1990 Texas Historical Marker at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Jack L. Knight, notes that he was the only one to receive the honor in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/3/2018

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- Botanical Garden in Texas - Fort Worth, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Botanical Garden in Texas - Fort Worth, TX

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The oldest botanic garden in Texas, a 109-acre living museum displaying over 2500 species of native and exotic plants.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/12/2015

last visited: 6/1/2019

Image for FIRST - City Forester of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST - City Forester of Fort Worth - Fort Worth, TX

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Morrison is noted for being Fort Worth’s first City Forester, beginning Jan. 1926. His most prominent works were an arboretum and a nationally-recognized municipal rose garden in Rock Springs Park, which later became Ft. Worth Botanic Garden in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark

location: Texas

date approved: 4/11/2016

last visited: 3/3/2017

Image for OLDEST - Junior College in the World - Decatur Baptist College - Decatur, Texasview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Junior College in the World - Decatur Baptist College - Decatur, Texas

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This is the state's oldest religious college and the world's first institution dedicated to be a junior college. Today, this is a county historical society's headquarters and museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: Texas

date approved: 4/30/2010

last visited: 8/24/2019

Image for FIRST Documented Burial in Baker Cemetery - Parker County, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST Documented Burial in Baker Cemetery - Parker County, TX

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A Texas Historical Marker at the Baker Baptist Church, 1912 Baker Cut Off Rd, Weatherford, TX, indicates that the first burial in the nearby Baker Cemetery was that of Elizabeth Baker, in 1854. Her son, Josiah, founded the Baker community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2018

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST - Armadillo in the world - Granbury, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST - Armadillo in the world - Granbury, TX

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The world's largest armadillo.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Grimlock

location: Texas

date approved: 4/9/2009

last visited: 6/18/2016

Image for LARGEST High-Definition Video Display in the Worldview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST High-Definition Video Display in the World

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The world was able to see this in action for the first time on September 28, 2009 at the opening football game of the season for the Dallas Cowboys.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas

location: Texas

date approved: 11/1/2009

last visited: 5/25/2019

Image for World's LARGEST Cedar Rocker - Lipan, TXview gallery

SWSW58.4 km

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SuperlativesWorld's LARGEST Cedar Rocker - Lipan, TX

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Once the World's Largest Rocking Chair, the folks here are now content to call this the World's Largest Cedar Rocker, in front of Texas Hill Country Furniture & Mercantile, 19280 S US 281, Lipan, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/16/2018

last visited: 5/25/2016

Image for FIRST Official Use of "Flower Mound" - Flower Mound, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST Official Use of "Flower Mound" - Flower Mound, TX

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Established in 1854, the Flower Mound Presbyterian Church was the first entity to officially use the name "Flower Mound", the beginning of the end for the name "Long Prairie". They are located at 1501 Flower Mound Rd, Flower Mound, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 7/7/2016

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST -- Airport People Mover System in the World at DFWview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST -- Airport People Mover System in the World at DFW

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I thought DFW was the largest airport in the world but I guess maybe ATL or ORD holds that title. Anyway, DFW does boast this title.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers

location: Texas

date approved: 8/20/2007

last visited: 2/2/2019

Image for The ONLY Sourdough Chicken Fried Steak in Texas - Denton, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesThe ONLY Sourdough Chicken Fried Steak in Texas - Denton, TX

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A road sign on the north I-35 service road, just south of Ganzer Rd, indicates that the Horny Toad Café & Bar serves the ONLY sourdough chicken fried steak in Texas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 6/29/2017

last visited: never

Image for FIRST - Waymarkers Meet and Greet in the Worldview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST - Waymarkers Meet and Greet in the World

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This was the first meeting - extended to all Waymarkers everywhere in the planet - of any Waymarkers that were able to attend.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MountainWoods

location: Texas

date approved: 3/15/2018

last visited: 3/11/2018

Image for ONLY -- US College Founded Expressly For Women, Denton TXview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY -- US College Founded Expressly For Women, Denton TX

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Opened in 1902, the Girl's Industrial College at Denton TX was the only college expressly founded to educate women in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/17/2016

last visited: 4/20/2018

Image for ONLY Man Ever Legally Hanged in Hood County - Hood County, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY Man Ever Legally Hanged in Hood County - Hood County, TX

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Nelson "Cooney" Mitchell, the namesake for Mitchell Bend and the Mitchell Bend Cemetery, is the only man ever legally hanged in Hood County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/22/2018

last visited: never

Image for LARGEST Bowie Knife in the World - Bowie, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesLARGEST Bowie Knife in the World - Bowie, TX

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Unveiled on April 7, 2016, a long-awaited Bowie knife in Pelham Park greets travelers along US 81. In a June 8, 2017 ceremony, the Guinness Book of World Records proclaimed this to be the largest Bowie knife in the world.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: 3/10/2019

Image for OLDEST - Cemetery in Dallas County, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Cemetery in Dallas County, TX

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This beautiful cemetery, established in 1843, is the oldest in Dallas County, TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hamquilter

location: Texas

date approved: 6/20/2016

last visited: never

Image for FIRST -- Burial in Lanham Mill Cemetery, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST -- Burial in Lanham Mill Cemetery, TX

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The unnamed infant twin sibling of Lula Murphy, who was born and died on 14 Oct 1876, is the first known burial at the historic Lanham Mill Cemetery near Glen Rose TX.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 11/24/2012

last visited: 11/24/2012

Image for OLDEST -- Dated Grave at Newton Cemetery -- Midlothian TXview gallery

SESE80 km

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Dated Grave at Newton Cemetery -- Midlothian TX

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The grave of Larkin Newton is the oldest dated grave at Newton Cemetery

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/20/2018

last visited: 2/17/2018

Image for ONLY -- Downtown Dallas Church still at its original site, Dallas TXview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY -- Downtown Dallas Church still at its original site, Dallas TX

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The First Baptist Church of Dallas has spread from its original small lot downtown to encompass 5 city blocks in downtown Dallas

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 5/9/2016

last visited: 5/8/2016

Image for ONLY Glockenspiel in Texas - Muenster, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesONLY Glockenspiel in Texas - Muenster, TX

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Fischer's Meat Market is located at 304 N Main, Muenster, TX, and they have a beautiful, animated, musical clock that puts on a show every hour. According to their website, theirs is the only one in Texas of maybe three or four in the United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 5/12/2016

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST -- Same-owner Radio Station in the U.S.view gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST -- Same-owner Radio Station in the U.S.

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WRR is the only commercial station in Texas that plays classical music 24 hours a day and is the oldest same-owner station in the U.S.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark

location: Texas

date approved: 3/14/2008

last visited: 10/1/2012

Image for MOST -- Victims in 1 family of the 9 May 1927 tornado in Garland TXview gallery

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SuperlativesMOST -- Victims in 1 family of the 9 May 1927 tornado in Garland TX

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The tombstone in Mills Cemetery memorializing 5 members of the Smiley family, who were all killed in the "Garland Cyclone" of 9 May 1927. Out of the 13 dead, no family lost more members than the Smiley family did.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 12/7/2012

last visited: 2/20/2014

Image for FIRST Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery - Sachse, TXview gallery

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SuperlativesFIRST Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery - Sachse, TX

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Soledy J. Newman was the first burial in historic Pleasant Valley Cemetery, in 1874.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil

location: Texas

date approved: 9/8/2016

last visited: never

Image for OLDEST - Pharmacy in Texasview gallery

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SuperlativesOLDEST - Pharmacy in Texas

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Texas’ "Oldest Pharmacy" was started in 1881 by Dr. William Bond, a former surgeon in the Confederate Army, on the south side of the courthouse square.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX

location: Texas

date approved: 10/14/2017

last visited: 3/7/2018

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