Details for Carver Dixon King (Atlas Number 5507016425)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507016425


Marker Number 16425
Atlas Number 5507016425
Marker Title Carver Dixon King
Index Entry King, Carver Dixon
Address 301 E. North St.
City Arlington
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 677627
UTM Northing 3624099
Subject Codes government officials
Marker Year 2010
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location Northeast corner of N. Mesquite St. and E. North streets
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Born on May 18, 1843 in Tennessee, C.D. "Uncle Dutch" King was an early leader in Arlington. He moved to Texas in 1873 and became Arlington's first mayor shortly after the town was established in 1876; he again served as mayor from 1899-1900. King also worked as a notary, owned a grocery store and icehouse, and served 13 terms as justice of the peace. He was devoted to the community, serving on city boards and organizations when not in office. King had two children with his first wife, Reola Eunice (Buford). After her death, he married Ione Fort. C.D. King died in 1930 and was interred in Parkdale Cemetery. Today, he is remembered as one of Arlington's earliest and most dedicated leaders. (2010)