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97 Interesting Historical Markers in Dallas-Fort Worth

take a ride back in time through some of North Texas’ most interesting historical markers

North Texas history runs deep and wide. In fact, there’s over 1,000 historic markers registered within metroplex lines. So plan an educational family road trip and travel back in time through some of DFW’s most interesting historical markers—from old time saloons to fascinating women’s history.

Collin County

1911 McKinney Post Office // 300 E. Virginia St., McKinney

1927 Collin County Courthouse // 111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney

Allen Station of the Texas Electric Railway // 105 S. Butler St., Allen

Allen Water Station // North of Exchange Parkway on Cottonwood Creek, Allen

Audi Murphy’s Homecoming, June 15, 1945 // 200 McKinney St., Farmersville

Bill Smith’s Café // 1510 W. University Drive, McKinney

Blue Ridge // Main Street Town Square, Blue Ridge

Dulaney Cottage // 311 S. Chestnut St., McKinney

Giant Fossil Fish // At the intersection of Collin County Road 127 and FM 455

Honaker-Holsonbake House // 211 College St., Farmersville

Interurban Railway Museum // 901 E. 15th St., Plano

Law Office of James W. Throckmorton, Former Governor of Texas // 111 W. Virginia Ave., McKinney

McKinney Cotton Compress Plant // 300 Throckmorton St., McKinney

Onion Shed // 154 S. Main St., Farmersville

Site of Elm Saloon // 346 E. Virginia St., McKinney

Site of World War II Prisoner War Camp // W. College St., Princeton

Texas American Bank // 103 E. Virginia St., Suite #201, McKinney

Birthplace of Rebekah Baines Johnson // 411 S. Chestnut St., McKinney

The Shawnee Trail // 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco

Dallas County

1926 Republic National Bank // 1309 Main St., Dallas

Addison State Bank // 16633 Dallas Pkwy, Suite #350, Addison

Avion Village // 800 Skyline Road, Grand Prairie

Carrollton Black Cemetery // Located in a field south of W. Belt Line Road between Luna Road and Hutton Drive, Carrollton

City of Dallas Marker // City Hall Plaza on wall facing Young St. in front of City Hall, Dallas

Cherokees in Dallas // 1717 Gano St., Dallas

Dallas Aquarium // 3800 Parry Ave., Dallas

Dallas Baby Camp // 819 Maple Ave., Dallas

Dallas Fire Station No. 16 // 5501 Columbia Ave., Dallas

Dallas Morning News // 508 Young St., Dallas

Dallas Scottish Rite Temple // Young St. at Hardwood St., Dallas

Dallas Symphony // 2301 Flora St., Dallas

Dallas Times Herald Pasadena Perfect Home // 6938 Wildgrove Ave., Dallas

Dallas Zoo // 621 E Clarendon, Dallas

Dawdy’s Ferry // New Dawdy Ferry Road, Hutchkins

First Juries to Sit Women in Dallas County // 100 S Houston St., Dallas

Five Mile Cemetery // 3801 Kiest Blvd., Dallas

Fuget Cemetery // Jefferson Boulevard, Grand Prairie

Garland Lodge // 125 E. State. St., Garland

Giving Community Thanks // 1625 Elm St., Dallas

Log Cabin Pioneers of Dallas County // Dallas County Historical Plaza on Elm St. and Market St.

Loving, James and Margaret // Barnes Bridge Rd, Sunnyvale

Near Homesite of Belle Boyd // City Park, 1515 S. Harwood St., Dallas

Neiman-Marcus // Main St. and Ervay St., Dallas

Oath of Office of President Johnson // Dallas Love Field Airport in Main Terminal, Dallas

Original Site of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company // 2628 Elm St., Dallas

Penn Spring // Danieldale Road and Penn Springs Road, Duncanville

Pioneers of Mustang Branch // Belfield Dr. and Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch

Roberts House, Dr. R. A. // 210 S. Broad St., Cedar Hill

Sam Bass Train Robbery // In Heritage Plaza, 200 block of W. Main St. near the flagpole, Mesquite

Sanger Brothers Department Store // 303 N. Akard St., Dallas  

Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park // 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas

Texas Women in the Civil War Tribute // Grand Place, Fair Park

Texian Land and Emigration Company // Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Pkwy Farmers Branch

Union Station // 400 S Houston St., Dallas

Women’s Suffrage in Dallas County // 100 S Houston St., Dallas

Denton County

1848 Denton County Seat // 1960 Post Oak Drive, Corinth

Bethel Community // 2100 Kirkpatrick Lane, Flower Mound

Campus Theatre // 213 W. Hickory St., Denton

Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum // 110 W. Hickory St., Denton

Elm Fork Bridge // FM 428 at Green Belt Park at Lake Ray Roberts

Forester Ranch // 808 N. 6th St., Sanger

North Texas State Fair and Rodeo // 2217 N. Carroll Blvd., Denton

Old Continental State Bank // 109 North Oak St., Roanoke

Peters Colony // 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville

Pilot Point Post-Signal // 111 E. Main St., Pilot Point

Pioneer Woman Monument // Corner of Oakland Drive and Pioneer Circle at Texas Woman’s University, Denton

Quakertown // Quaker Park, 700 Oakland St., Denton

Roanoke Water Tower // 104 S. Oak St., Roanoke

Silver Spur Saloon // 114 N. Oak St., Roanoke

Site of Lacy Hotel // 102 W. Oak St., Denton

Texas Agricultural Experiment Station No. 6 // Intersection of Masch Branch and Hampton Road, Denton

Texas Fashion Collection // 1405 S. Welch St., Suite #102, Denton

Texas First Ladies Historic Costume Collection // TWU Administration Conference Tower, 2nd floor, Denton

Texas International Pop Festival // 952 Lakeside Circle, Lewisville

Texas Normal College // Corner of Elm St. and West Oak St., Denton

The Hedgecoxe War // Southeast corner of Blair Oaks and South Colony Drive, The Colony

Tarrant County

Allen Log Cabin, William Terry // 700 Las Vegas Trail, White Settlement

Arlington Downs Racetrack // 101 W. Abram St., Arlington

Birds Fort // East Side Highway 157, 1 mile north of Trinity River, near Arlington

Blackstone Hotel // 601–615 Main St., Fort Worth

Cable Tool Rig // Six Flags Over Texas, entrance to Boom Town on oil derrick, Arlington

Cross Timbers // Entrance to Trader’s Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie

Fort Worth­-Dallas Interurban // 6604 E. Rosedale St., Fort Worth

Fort Worth Livestock Exchange // 201 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s First Fight // Fort Worth Aviation Museum, 3300 Ross Ave., Fort Worth

Fort Worth “Where The West Begins” // Criminal Court House lawn, 100 W. Belknap, Fort Worth

Hell’s Half Acre // Houston at 12th Street, downtown Fort Worth

Kiowa Raid on Walnut Creek // Farm Road 730, 6/10 miles north of Highway 199, Azle

Royal Flying Corps // Greenwood Cemetery, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth

Sante Fe Depot // 1601 Jones Street, Fort Worth

Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show // 3300 Crestline Road, Fort Worth

Tarrant County Courthouse // 100 W. Weatherford St., Fort Worth

Texas Log Cabins // Log Cabin Village, 2200 S. University Drive, Fort Worth

The Coliseum // 123 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth

Top O’ Hill Terrace // 3001 W. Division, Arlington

WBAP Radio // 1 Broadcast Hill, Fort Worth

Women’s Club of Fort Worth // 1316 Pennsylvania Ave., Fort Worth

Enjoy exploring and learning about North Texas history!

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