Details for Isaac Parker (Atlas Number 5367002655)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5367002655


Marker Number 2655
Atlas Number 5367002655
Marker Title Isaac Parker
Index Entry Parker, Isaac
Address Eagle Rd. off FM 730, NE of Weatherford
City Weatherford
County Parker
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 623129
UTM Northing 3629668
Subject Codes Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; state official; pioneers
Marker Year 1986
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location In center of Turner Cemetery, from Weatherford, take FM 730 NE about 5 miles, turn S on Ragle Road (at the Cedar Fork Church) and continue 1.4 miles to the cemetery, on the E side of the road through a cattle guard.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text A native of Georgia, Isaac Parker came to Texas in 1833 as part of the pioneer family that built Fort Parker in Limestone County. He fought in the Texas Revolution and served in the Republic of Texas Congress, representing part of East Texas. He participated in the 1845 Statehood Convention and later represented Tarrant and Ellis Counties in the State Legislature. In the 1850s, Parker introduced the bill creating this county, which was named in his honor. Recorded, 1986.