Details for Fondren Cemetery (Atlas Number 5367001937)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367001937


Marker Number 1937
Atlas Number 5367001937
Marker Title Fondren Cemetery
Index Entry Fondren Cemetery
Address Fondren Cemetery Lane of US 180, via FM 113 and Authon Rd.
City Fondren
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 597153
UTM Northing 3637548
Subject Codes graveyards
Marker Year 1979
Marker Location From Weatherford, take US 180 west about 11.5 miles, turn north on FM 113 about 5.6 miles north. Turn east onto Authon-Bethesda Road about 2 miles east and head south on Fondren Cemetery Lane, about .25 mile to cemetery on west side of road.
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text In 1854 William B. Fondren (1811-1863) and his wife Susannah (1816-1888) settled along nearby Dry Creek and the military road from Fort Worth to Fort Belknap. This family graveyard was established in the John W. Williams Survey, adjacent to Fondren's land. Gen. Edward H. Tarrant, for whom Tarrant County was named, died at the Fondren home in 1858 and was buried here for a time. The first marked grave is that of Fondren's son-in-law William Youngblood whose headstone, like others in the cemetery, reads: "Killed by Indians, 1860". This pioneer burial ground served until 1937. (1979)