African American Cemetery

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African American Cemetery sits on top of a hill overlooking Lake Arlington to the South and Handley to the North.

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The Cemetery is cared for by The Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church 1901 Aminda Ave Fort Worth.

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East Lancaster, Spur 303 and the Railroad run parallel to the Cemetery.
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Because of it’s out of the way location, it is subject to vandalism.
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It is said the Cemetery has over 600 graves, but only a hundred or so have markers.
A lot of these markers are just a rock in the ground.
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Sometimes you will see a penny or a nickel on a Grave. That means that someone
who cares for you has visited your Grave.
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View Of Lake Arlington to the South. That was a Valley before Lake Arlington was put in.
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View of Handley to the North.

Handley Cemetery

Located at E. Rosedale St. and Halbert St. is the Handley Cemetery, 1852-1967. The Cemetery is just South of the original Depot on land once owned by the T&P Railroad.

Located at E. Rosedale St. and Halbert St. is the Handley Cemetery, 1852-1967. The Cemetery is just South of the original Depot on land once owned by the T&P Railroad.

The earliest marked grave dates from 1852 and the last burial was in 1967.

The earliest marked grave dates from 1852 and the last burial was in 1967.

The Handley Cemetery was once known as the Presbyterian Cemetery and is the oldest Cemetery in the Handley area.

The Handley Cemetery was once known as the Presbyterian Cemetery and is the oldest Cemetery in the Handley area.

Quite a few Civil War burials here.

Quite a few Civil War burials here.

There are about 170 graves here.

There are about 170 graves here.

Handley was named after Major J,M, Handley who fought for the South in the Civil War and was buried here in this Cemetery.

Handley was named after Major J,M, Handley who fought for the South in the Civil War and was buried here in this Cemetery.

Major Handley was later moved and reburied at Rose Hill Cemetery just down  East Lancaster a bit.

Major Handley was later moved and reburied at Rose Hill Cemetery just down East Lancaster a bit.

The Cemetery has quite a number of elaborately carved grave stones.

The Cemetery has quite a number of elaborately carved grave stones.

The Spanish American War.

The Spanish American War.

Wonder what the story is about this one? This is my favorite one.

Wonder what the story is about this one? This is my favorite one.

Wonder if the Grave Robbers found what they wanted?

Wonder if the Grave Robbers found what they wanted?

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ALL PHOTOS TAKEN ON LOCATION BY LES CROCKER

Old Parker Cemetery

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Parker Cemetery received an Official Texas Historical Marker in 1968.

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The Parker Cemetery Located at the 1300 block West Hurst Boulevard (Old Highway 183). Entrance can be obtained on Cardinal Road. Established in the 1850’s and is said to still be in use. Isaac Duke Parker (1821-1902) donated this land for the cemetery on January 14, 1901

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Many of the graves in the unfenced public section of the cemetery modtly those of neighboring families dating from the 1850’s are marked by fieldstones.

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