Details for Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site (Atlas Number 5439002183)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439002183


Marker Number 2183
Atlas Number 5439002183
Marker Title Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site
Index Entry Gibbins Cemetery and Homestead Site
Address 2200 N. Davis Dr.
City Arlington
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 675854
UTM Northing 3627477
Subject Codes cemetery; settlements
Marker Year 1982
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 2200 N. Davis Dr., Arlington
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text James Gibbins (1817-70) migrated to Texas from Arkansas in 1857. He bought land near present-day Arlington in 1863. Gibbins deeded part of this land to his son Thomas Jefferson Gibbins (1841-91), who enlarged the homestead. This family Cemetery was first used for the burial of Thomas' first wife, Amanda C. Gibbins (1846-77). His second wife, Martha H. Gibbins (1856-1924), maintained the land for three decades after the death of her husband. The Gibbins family has contributed much to this area including the donation of land for a public school and the Rose-Brown-May Park. (1982)