Details for Arlington Cemetery (Atlas Number 5439000199)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439000199


Marker Number 199
Atlas Number 5439000199
Marker Title Arlington Cemetery
Index Entry Arlington Cemetery
Address 801 Mary St.
City Arlington
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677796
UTM Northing 3622883
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 1993
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Parkdale Cemetery 801 Mary St., Arlington
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Encompassing more than ten acres of land, Arlington Cemetery includes within its borders several small historic graveyards, including the original old cemetery of Arlington, the W. W. McNatt Cemetery addition, the Masonic Cemetery, and the Old City Cemetery. William W. McNatt, who brought his family here from Arkansas in 1872, was a retail merchant and large scale farmer in this area. He sold the cemetery property to the Arlington Cemetery Society in 1899. Another group, the Arlington Cemetery Association, was chartered in 1923 and maintained the graveyard for many years until the City of Arlington assumed ownership and maintenance. The oldest documented burial here is that of one-year-old Mattie Luna Cooper (1874-75), daughter of pioneer Arlington settlers J. D. and Luna A. Cooper. Numerous other early settlers also are buried here, as are veterans of conflicts from the Civil War to World War II. Local officials interred in the graveyard include at least seven former postmasters and the following former mayors: M. J. Brinson, George M. Finger, Emmett E. Rankin, Williams C. Weeks, Thomas B. Collins, T. G. Bailey, W. H. Davis, Preston F. McKee, William H. Rose, Will G. Hiett and Harold E. Patterson.