Carrollton Black Cemetery

Carrollton Black Cemetery (HM1JNC)

Location: Carrollton, TX 75006 Dallas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 57.03', W 96° 55.211'

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Carrollton's early African-Americans, many of whom were former slaves, helped settle and build the community. By 1871, this portion of forty acres belonging to Scott Boswell, Sr., an African-American farmer, was a community cemetery. In 1915, C.B. Baxley acquired the cemetery and surrounding land. Although the site holds dozens of burials, only three names (Ned Welch, Loving, and Davis) are now visible. Joyce Collins (1960) is believed to be the last burial. No records exist for others buried here; flooding from the Elm Fork of the Trinity River destroyed many grave markers. Once threatened by new development, the site is a precious record of the early history of Carrollton.
Historic Texas Cemetery 2010
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Marker Number17371
Year Placed2010
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 694413 N 3647719
Decimal Degrees32.95050000, -96.92018333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 57.03', W 96° 55.211'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 57' 1.8" N, 96° 55' 12.66" W
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Area Code(s)214, 972, 469, 830
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1525 Beltline Rd, Carrollton TX 75006, US
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